Seattle Seawolves & Peter Tiberio
The Seattle Seawolves signed Peter Tiberio, a 29-year-old wing, for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Tiberio was a key performer during the 2018 season in helping the team win the inaugural MLR Championship.
The Seawolves addressed this in announcing his re-signing with the club saying that “the winger continued to impress match after match in the 2018 Major League Rugby season. Tiberio proved he could do it all with his jack-of-all-trades role in the back three. Scoring tries, intercepting passes, and tracking down his opposition were just a few of his standout moments.”
Like last year, Tiberio also played rugby sevens in the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals for Washington Athletic Club.
Seattle Seawolves 2018 Peter Tiberio signing article
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.