John Anthony Pasquariello
Place of birth:
Los Angeles, California
Loose Head Prop
Summary of rugby career:
First Started Playing Where:
San Fernando Valley (1970)
Clubs represented and Years:
Indian Rugby Club (Alemany High School off shoot) (1971)
Santa Monica Rugby Club (1977-1989)
Territorial/National Representative Teams and years:
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No of International Matches (if applicable):
Tours: Where, With Whom and Years:
England - UCLA (1974)
East Coast - Cougars (1975)
Scotland and Ireland - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1977)
Scotland, Ireland and Wales - Santa Monica Rugby Club (1988)
Awards and Recognition:
Impact rugby had on your life:
The greatest game ever created by man! Rugby has permeated every aspect of my life. It has physically and mentally prepared me for every challenge I have encountered throughout my life. And, more importantly, it has given me the greatest and most genuine lifelong friendships that any man could desire.
Most inspirational teammate/coach and why:
Wade Killefer. He taught me the "nuances of the game" and helped me understand the philosophy and life style of rugby beyond the pitch.
What wisdom would you pass on to current players:
That rugby truly is a guiding philosophy for life. Honor, integrity, friendship.
Marital Status (Spouse/Kids names):
Single, one son Niko.
Remember, there are 30 players out here and only one referee." Wade Killefer (circa 1973).
Stand Up Paddle board, my five year old boy.
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