Joeli Tikoisuva was raised in Sacramento, California and has been on the rugby pitch since middle school. In high school, Tikoisuva played for the USA All American Team in both 15s and 7s. In 2014, Joeli Tikoisuva represented the USA at the 2014 Youth Olympics. In 2015, he was invited to the Fiji 7s training camp. He competed with the USA Falcons in 2016 at the Las Vegas 7s and also was on the Sacramento Express PRO Rugby team. Currently, Tikoisuva plays for the Metropolis Rugby Club in Minnesota and is also a part of the Spearhead Rugby Academy.