The Glendale Raptors’ Peter Dahl returns for another season in 2019. The 34-year-old back row is 6’2 and 220 lbs.
Each year a veteran athlete asks themselves when is the time to hang up the boots. The Raptors have a group of veterans who have played and socialized together for years. That is always fun to play with long-time teammates and to continue to meet the new year’s challenges. It also helps to continue the rugby journey with support from their spouses, who also have developed a social connection.
Peter Dahl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, although he calls Wanaka on the South Island home. He began playing rugby at age 14. Peter attended Mt Aspiring College from 1998-2002 and Otago Polytechnic from 2002-2005, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management.
He played for the USA Rugby National team from 2009-2013, making his Eagles debut against Ireland on May 31, 2009, in Santa Clara and the last of his 12 tests was against Canada on August 24, 2013, in Toronto. He started 9 of the 12 matches.
Peter played club rugby for Belmont Shore from 2013-2015 and has been with the Glendale Raptors since 2015. Peter also played with the Classic Eagles in Bermuda in 2016.
Peter is a family man with his wife Katie a former Glendale Raptors player. They have three daughters, who also keep their lives enriched and busy. Like many other MLR professional rugby players, Peter also works fulltime as a construction manager.