The Seattle Seawolves added Gavin Prentice from their 2021 extended roster. The 20-year-old prop (21 in June) is 6’0″ and 260 lbs.
Gavin is from Seattle, Washington, and began playing youth rugby in elementary school with the Rugby Washington club, Eastside Lions, and also participated in Atavus Rugby camps. His father Chris and mother Julie were founders of ATAVUS Rugby and are owners of the Seattle Seawolves, as well as Abeja Winery.
Gavin comes from an athletic family with his sister Emily, graduating from Harvard University and winning the 2019 NIRA National Championship in rugby. She was a two-time high school All-American in rugby, played in the Youth Olympics, and also was won a state high school backstroke title and championship in swimming. Younger brother Owen was a MaxPreps 1st team All-American as an offensive lineman and committed to the University of Washington.
Gavin attended Lakeside High School in Seattle, and played football, and wrestled. He was an offensive guard and defensive tackle in football and graduated in 2019. He also attended a USA Rugby High School All-American camp.
After playing rugby with the Eastside Lions, representing Rugby Washington as a state selection with Washington Loggers, he joined his sister Emily at Harvard University in 2019 as an Economics major.
Prior to attending Harvard University, he attended the Crusaders Rugby Academy for two months during Summer 2018. While there, he also played rugby with the High School Old Boys Rugby Club.
Gavin has trained intermittently with the Seawolves while he has been home on breaks since 2019. The 2020-2021 year has seen him attend Harvard remotely and has been training with the team consistently in 2021. He also is serving an internship with the team.
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“During a remote school year with limited athletics on campus, it’s great to see Gavin continue to train and develop in the Seawolves’ camp,” said Harvard Men’s Rugby head coach, Mike Diamantopoulos. “We can’t wait for him to bring his MLR experience back to Harvard in 2022.”
A familiar face to the team and its system, the young prop will provide front row coverage for Seattle. “I’m excited to be part of the team and push for another Seawolves championship”, said Prentice.