Ben Landry

Landry started playing rugby in middle school and grew up with the sport thanks to family ties to the game. He played rugby, basketball, and football while at Pewaukee High School and suited up alongside fellow Pewaukee Pirate, JJ Watt. Landry eventually chose to focus on rugby and played for University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. During his college years, he earned multiple Collegiate All-Americans honors that presented the first of many international competition opportunities for the young forward. After college, Landry made appearances for the Milwaukee Barbarians for a season before moving to Seattle to play for Seattle Rugby Club, formerly known as the Seattle Saracens, in the British Columbia Rugby Men’s Premiership. Getting minutes against Canadian competition with Seattle helped Landry prepare for his next step, which was finally earning a USA senior cap. He debuted for the USA Eagles in a 35-35 tie with Argentina in February of 2016. While living in Seattle, Landry paused his rugby career momentarily and participated in a Seattle Seahawks rookie camp in May of 2016 as well as several other NFL teams’ try outs. Although the NFL opportunity didn