The Seattle Seawolves have added Joe Montgomery to their extended roster for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old prop is 6’2″ and 260 lbs.
The Corvallis, Oregon native played for the Linn Benton Lions under coach Joe Alvernaz throughout his youth and high school career beginning at age 13. Following his graduation from high school, he attended Seattle Central Community College and played rugby with the Eastside Axemen. He has played rugby sevens with the Washington Athletic Club (WAC) since their inception in 2017 and in 2019 played with the team in winning the USA Club 7s Nationals.
Since 2018 he played XVs with the Seattle Saracens in the British Columbia Rugby Union Men’s Division I and Premiership league. He has been involved with the Special Olympics, Wheelchair Rugby, and Youth Development as a coach and mentor.
What may also be of interest about Joe according to Grace Chien is that he played drums in a jazz trio, was a firefighter, and is a financial planner. He also was a ski instructor in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Seattle Seawolves Comments
Montgomery is a hard-working, front row athlete that will only progress further in the professional environment while supplementing the Seawolves’ forward pack.
“I’m excited and humbled to be a part of the Seawolves,” said Montgomery. “Time to get to work!”