Alexander Massialas

Fencing

  • 2012

Event: Foil
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 155lbs
Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.
Club: Massialas Foundation at Halberstadt
Coach: Greg Massialas (father) and Dean Hinton
Hobbies: Basketball, soccor, music and watching sports
Most People Don't Know That... Alexander speaks Chinese
Education: Incoming freshman at Stanford University
Current U.S. Ranking: #2 (Senior) and #2 (Junior)
Current World Ranking: #13 (Senior), #20 (Junior)

Olympic Teams2012
Senior World Championship Teams
: 2011, 2010, 2009
Pan American Games Teams: 2011 (Gold - Individual and Team)
Pan American Championship Teams: 2012 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2011 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2010 (Gold - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2009 (Gold - Team)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2011 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2010 (Gold - Team, Fifth - Individual), 2009 (Silver - Team)
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2011 (Gold), 2010 (Gold), 2009 (Bronze), 2008
Youth Olympic Teams: 2010 (Silver)

Personal: The son of three-time Olympian Greg Massialas, Alexander became the youngest athlete ever to win a men's foil Divsion I National Championship at age 16 in 2010 -- a year after competing on his first Senior World Team at 15. Massialas grew up watching fencing and says that when his father started the Massialas Foundation he decided to take up the sport and hopes to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Team as well as the Games in 2016 and 2020. In 2011, Massialas successfully defended his Cadet World Championship title and earned his first senior World Cup medal – a bronze at the Seoul World Cup which made the 17-year-old the youngest athlete ever to medal at the event.

Alexander credits his coaches with being the greatest influences on his fencing career: "My father has been there throughout my whole career.  He and my other coach, Dean Hinton, have been there for every step."

Recent Competition History

2012:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Paris Foil World Cup (Individual)
  • Bronze - January North American Cup (Division I)
  • Fourth - La Coruna World Cup (Team)
  • Fifth - Havana World Cup (Team)
  • Sixth - Paris World Cup (Team)
  • 10th - Havana World Cup (Individual)
  • 12th - Seoul World Cup (Individual)
  • 20th - Wakayama Grand Prix

2011:

  • Gold - Pan American Games (Individual)
  • Gold - Pan American Games (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Cadet World Championships
  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Silver - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Seoul Grand Prix
  • Bronze - Amsterdam Satellite Tournament
  • Bronze - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Fifth - Havana World Cup (Team)
  • Seventh - Ligano Junior World Cup
  • 12th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 13th - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • 16th - Havana World Cup
  • 23rd - Senior World Championships
  • 25th - Paris World Cup
  • 31st - Venice  Grand Prix

2010:

  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Cadet World Championships
  • Silver - Youth Olympic Games
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Montreal World Cup
  • Fifth - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • Sixth - Isla de Margarita World Cup
  • Ninth - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 11th - Budapest Junior World Cup
  • 13th - Paris Grand Prix
  • 14th - London Junior World Cup
  • 20th - Havana World Cup
  • 21st - Coruna World Cup
  • 25th - Tokyo Grand Prix
  • 28th - Shanghai Grand Prix
  • 43rd - Senior World Championships
  • 54th - Venice Grand Prix

2009:

  • Gold - Burgsteinfurt Junior World Cup
  • Silver - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - Cadet World Championships
  • 16th - Pan American Championships
  • 17th - London Junior World Cup
  • 18th - Montreal World Cup
  • 24th - Havana World Cup
  • 24th - Junior World Championships
  • 44th - Senior World Championships
  • 54th - Shanghai Grand Prix

2008:

  • Sixth - Madrid Junior World Cup
  • 12th - Aix-en-Provence Junior World Cup
  • 37th - Montreal World Cup

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