John Barbieri

John Barbieri, Hall of Fame Athlete

John Barbieri, Hall of Fame Athlete

John Barbieri attended Carpinteria High School from 1996-99 and was a standout athlete in basketball and track & field.

On the track he was a member of the 1999 CIF Champion Team and his teams notched Tri-Valley League titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Barbieri was a three-time CIF Champion in the 300 hurdles (1997, 1998, 1999) and a CIF Champion in the 110 high hurdles in 1999. He is a Russell Cup record holder in both the 300 and 110 hurdles and a Tri-Valley League record holder in the 300 hurdles. He holds Carpinteria school records in both the 300 hurdles and the 4 x 400 relay.

On the basketball court Barbieri was a member of the 1999 Tri-Valley League Championship team, as well as League MVP and a first-team All-CIF selection that same year. He averaged 20.8 points per game and 6 assists per game as a senior.
Barbieri attended UCLA, earning a BA in economics in 2003 and competing on the Bruins track & field team. At UCLA, he was a three-time Pac-10 scorer in the 400 hurdles, placed third in the Western Region Finals in 2003 and was a National Collegiate Semi- Finalist that same year. One of Barbieri’s proudest moments was performing as a Quarter-Finalist in the 2003 USA National Championships. He notched a personal best 50.66 in the 400 hurdles.

Barbieri currently lives in Los Angeles and works as a surgical devices sales representative. He has volunteered at the Carpinteria Russell Cup and CIF Prelims as well as track & field meets at Brentwood High School. His parents are Kent and Roxanne Barbieri, and his sister and brother-in-law are Nikki and John Mitchell.