Seattle Seawolves & Eagles 7s/15s player Peter Tiberio
The Seattle Seawolves have signed Seattle Saracen and U.S. National 7’s team center, Peter Tiberio. He is 28 years old, 5’11” tall, and 180 pounds.
Tiberio was born in Aurora, Illinois and graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School in Illinois. After graduating high school in 2007, he attended the University of Arizona, where he began playing rugby as a center during his Freshman year. He continued to develop his rugby talent through his graduation in 2011.
In 2009 he achieved College All-American honors, touring in Texas and playing against the Texas Rugby Union All-Stars. He also played for the USA Rugby Under-20s at the IRB Junior World Trophy in Nairobi, Kenya.
Tiberio would gain All-American honors also the following two years. In 2011, he received many honors. At the Collegiate Rugby Championship, he led the tournament in tries scored with eight and was also named to the All-Tournament team. At the 2011 Pan-American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, the sevens Team USA won the bronze medal. Honors continued in 2012, as Tiberio was named Rugby Magazine’s 2012 College 7s Player of the Year.
Tiberio has also represented the Southern California All-Stars and has played club rugby with Tempe, the Chicago Lions, and the Seattle Saracens.
In addition to representing USA Rugby on age-grade teams, he was selected to the Eagles Sevens team in 2011, where he debuted at the Hong Kong Sevens. He has since gone on to play 13 times at the 7’s level internationally. He also played once for the Eagles XVs against Brazil in Texas on February 11, 2017, in the Americas Rugby Championship.
Most recently, Tiberio joins the Seattle Seawolves after having played with the Seattle Saracens and this past summer, with the Washington Athletic Club 7s at USA Rugby’s Club 7s National Championship.
Seattle Seawolves Head Coach Healy said that “Peter’s experience with the USA 7s squad will complement the Seawolves style of play nicely. His speed and agility will be put to the test on our back line.”
Tiberio said that “I am looking forward to the opportunity to be on the forefront on professional rugby in the US. I am proud to be a part of the first group of MLR players while being able to test myself at the top level of rugby in the country.”
Seattle Seawolves Rugby
- Curry Hitchborn – Rugby Development Director
- Brian Jones – Chief Commercial Officer
- John Clavin – Advisory Board
- Tony Healy – Head Coach
- Phil Mack – Backs Coach, Scrum-half
- Matthew Turner – Operations Director & Back
- Ray Barkwill – Hooker
- Olive Kilifi – Prop
- Eric Duechle – Backrow
- Shalom Suniula – Flyhalf
- George Barton – Center
- Aladdin Schirmer – Backrow
- Brock Staller – Outside Center
- Jeremy Lenaerts – Lock
- Riekert Hattingh – Eight-man
- Garrett Bender – Backrow
- John Hayden – Prop
- Mike Palefau – Fullback
- Dion Crowder – Wing
- Louie Henson – Prop
- Cam Polson – Lock
- Connor Weyell – Lock
- Nakai Penny – Flanker
- Peter Smith – Fly-half
- LaRome White – Prop
- Nick Wallace – Prop
- Mike Shepherd – Hooker
- Mike Garrity – Inside Center
- Tim Metcher – tighthead prop
- Peter Tiberio – Center/Wing
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