Colorado Raptors Signs Aladdin Schirmer

Colorado Raptors signed Aladdin Schirmer for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old (27 in Dec.) Back row is 6’3″ and 225lbs.

During the 2018 and 2019 MLR season, Aladdin played with the Seattle Seawolves. In 2019 he played 142 minutes in 4 matches. He carried the ball 19 times for 103 meters, made 21 tackles and had 1 lineout take.

Schirmer is from North Bend, Washington and began playing rugby with the Eastside Lions. He graduated high school from Mount Si in 2011, where he played football as a running back.

Next for Schirmer was playing rugby at Central Washington University from 2011-2016 where he played both 15s and 7s. He was the Central Washington University Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2016.

In 2012 he was selected to the Junior All-American U20s team that contested for the IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy. In 2014 he made his test debut for the Eagles 7s team in Dubai in 2014 and followed that a week later in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In 2015, he was the USA All-Americans 7s captain and in 2016, the USA All-Americans 15s captain for their tour to Australia.

In 2016 he also made his debut for the Eagles XVs in the Americas Rugby Championship against Brazil in San Paulo on Feb. 27. He played flanker and scorer a try and then followed with another try against Uruguay on March 5.

In 2017, he continued to travel with USA National teams. In January 2017 he was selected for the USA Falcons 7s tour of South America. He played in the Punte del East 7s in Uruguay and then in the Viña del Mar 7s in Chile. He also played in the 2017 USA Club 7s Nationals for the Washington Athletic Club, where he was selected to the Honorable Mention Dream team. This past Fall, in addition to playing for the Seattle Saracens, he was part of the USA Rugby Selects squad that played in the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay against Samoa A, Uruguay A, and Canada A. Against Uruguay A, he scored two tries.

In 2018 and in 2019 he also played for the Seattle Saracens in the CDI Premier League.

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