Seattle Saracen Dion Crowder signs with the Seattle Seawolves


Seattle, December 12, 2017: The Seattle Seawolves are excited to announce the signing of Seattle Saracen and former Purdue Boilermaker, Dion Crowder. "Dion's speed and power will be additional assets in the Seawolves already highly-competitive back line.” said Head Coach Tony Healy. “We are looking forward to seeing Dion light up the big stage with the Seawolves."

Growing up in Chicago Heights, Illinois, Crowder was a wrestler throughout his high school athletic career. After competing with Purdue wrestling for 2 years, he found rugby as a junior and instantly fell in love with the sport. Following his 2016 graduation, Crowder moved to Seattle and quickly grew his skills through the Atavus Academy and became a valuable member of the Seattle Saracens. He competed with the Washington Athletic Club at the 2017 Club 7s National Championship and most recently played alongside Team Fiji as the Viti Barbarians at the 2017 RugbyTown 7s tournament in Glendale, Colorado, scoring a handful of tries on the way to tournament victory.

Crowder is grateful to continue his journey in rugby, saying, “I’m excited to join on and learn from the best in the nation, and would like to give a big thanks to the coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to grow the sport I love.”

We are proud to welcome Dion Crowder to the Seattle Seawolves.

More About the Seawolves:

The Seawolves are proud to be Seattle's Major League Rugby franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the club was formed in 2017 and is a founding member of Major League Rugby. Select MLR games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network, as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between Major League Rugby and the television network. The inaugural season kicks off Spring 2018, with all Seawolves home games being played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. Season tickets are now on sale. Reserve your seats here.

The Seawolves organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the sport of rugby in the US while empowering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. The Seattle Seawolves aim to foster a winning culture by enabling its members to meet their true potential while pursuing excellence within the Major League Rugby competition. Community outreach is a key tenet of the Seawolves philosophy, and our organization strives to continually help to enrich and give back to the greater Seattle and Pacific Northwest areas.

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