Seattle Seawolves Peter Tiberio 2020 Profile

The Seattle Seawolves added Peter Tiberio for a third MLR season.  The 30-year-old wing is 5’11” and 185 lbs.

In 2019 he played 599 minutes in 8 matches, carried 38 times for 310 meters, had five line breaks, two tackle-breaks, two offloads, and 21 tackles.

In 2018 Tiberio also played rugby sevens in the USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals for Washington Athletic Club.

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.

Tiberio joined the Seattle Seawolves after having played with the Seattle Saracens and in 2018 with the Washington Athletic Club 7s at USA Rugby’s Club 7s National Championship.

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