Three Times U.S. National Sevens Champion Kellen Gordon Signs with Seattle Seawolves


Kellen was born in Kenmore, Washington and has previously trained with Canterbury’s International High-Performance Unit



March 1, 2018

SEATTLE- The Seattle Seawolves have announced the signing of three times national U.S. 7’s champion, Kellen Gordon

"We are looking forward to the strength and power Gordon will bring to our forward play, but most importantly how Gordon will contribute to our scrum. He is a welcome addition to the Seawolves.” said coach Tony Healy. 

Kellen Gordon was born in Kenmore, Washington and started playing rugby for Redmond Rugby Club at the age of 15 before playing for the Eastside Axemen and the Washington Loggers. He continued his rugby career into college with Central Washington University and in 2010 gained experience training with Canterbury’s International High-Performance Unit in New Zealand. After graduating in 2011, He won three consecutive Las Vegas 7’s championships (2013, 2014, 2015) while playing for the Serevi Selects and has since played for the Seattle Saracens, helping them to win three U.S. National 7’s championships (2013, 2014, 2015) and serving as their captain this season.

“I’m very excited to join the Seawolves for their inaugural season,” said Gordon, “It is a huge opportunity to play with this outstanding group of players and learn from an experienced coaching staff. It’s great to be at the forefront of Rugby growth in the USA and help bring awareness to the sport.”



A founding member of Major League Rugby (MLR), the Seattle Seawolves kick off their inaugural season in 2018 at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the game of rugby in the U.S. while fostering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. Through community outreach efforts, the Seattle Seawolves fulfill a key pillar of the franchise’s philosophy, enriching Puget Sound region youth through engagement, leadership, and service.

Select Major League Rugby games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between MLR and the television network. Season tickets are now on sale; to purchase, please visit www.SeattleSeawolves.com.


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