Nickname: "Missak" (Mee-Sock = his Armenian name)
Weight: 155 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pa.
Residence: New York, N.Y.
High School: Malvern Prep '81
College: Notre Dame '86
Major: BA Economics
Other Sports Played in High School: swimming, cross country, soccer and track
Family: His wife, Sharon Monplaisir, is a 3-time Olympian in fencing and a 1988 national champion
Favorite Foods: milkshakes
Pre-Competition Meal: Clif Bars and honey stinger waffle cookies
Favorite Athlete: Arthur Ashe
Favorite Movie: "Chariots of Fire"
Favorite Music: all
Favorite Countries Visited for Competition: Italy and France
Did You Know?: Michael is a private trainer in New York City and considers his wife to be his better half.
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
1995 Pentathlon National Champion
1994 Pentathlon National Champion
1993 Pentathlon National Champion
1992 Pentathlon World Cup Champion (Frankfurt, Germany)
1992 Pentathlon National Champion
1986 NCAA Champion (Team & All American) in Fencing
last updated 3/4/12