The Seattle Seawolves activated development squad player, Jeremiah Sio, to the Seawolves Major League Rugby 2022 roster ahead of the week 12 match against the Utah Warriors. The 22-year-old wing is 5’10” and 195lbs. Sio attended the Seawolves’ July 2021 Talent ID Camp and was invited to train with the team for the Fall pre-season.
Sio is from South Seattle and played football as a safety and running back for Rainier Beach High School. He began playing rugby in high school for the Eastside Lions of Rugby Washington and was selected multiple years for the Washington Loggers. He played for the Eagle Impact Rugby Academy Under-19s Boys Elite 7s side in 2017 at the Emirates Dubai 7s, the Atavus All-Stars, and EVO 7s Idaho at the North American Invitational 7s Championship in 2018.
Following his high school graduation in 2018, he played club rugby with Seattle Rugby Club. He attended the Seawolves’ first talent identification camp in July 2021 and his performance earned him an invitation to attend preseason in November by head coach Allen Clarke. He continued to train with the Seawolves in 2022 and played against Seattle RFC in a Seawolves preseason match.
Sio was selected as a reserve for the Seawolves week 12 squad against the Utah Warriors and could make his MLR debut.
Seattle Seawolves Comments
“Jeremiah is a local boy, playing his past few seasons with Seattle Rugby Club, that we first identified at our first Talent ID camp last July,” said Seawolves director of rugby and head coach Allen Clarke. Since joining the Seawolves on an APC contract, he has shown tremendous commitment to developing his game understanding, positional play, and physical development to complement his natural ability. He’s a great role model for other young players in the area and we’re delighted he is one of our brothers.”
“I’m excited to be the first from South Seattle to play for the Seawolves,” said Sio.