Name:  Merik Pohl                                   


Hometown (City, State):  Walnut Creek, CA


Current Residence (City, State):  Walnut Creek, CA


Birthdate: August 11, 2003                 Birthplace (City, State):  Berkeley, California


Height:            5’ 8”                           Weight: 150 lbs.


Current Coach: Mark Pohl and George Platt


Middle School Attended with location: Walnut Creek Intermediate 




2015 Modern Pentathlon, Youth D, National Champion

2016 Modern Pentathlon, Youth C, National Championship, Bronze Medalist

2016 Davis Pentathlon, Youth C, Champion

2017 Placer County Pentathlon, Youth C, Champion



Hobbies: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Skimboarding



Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics (include Name, Relation, Sport, Team Name, Years, Top Accomplishments and Country if not USA)


Mark Pohl, Father, former Modern Pentathlon World and Jr. World Team Member, best finish 5th place in Jr. Worlds 1983 and NCAA Division 1 All American in Fencing

Orion Pohl, brother, aspiring and improving junior road, criterium and velodrome cyclist, best finishes: 2016 State Velodrome Championships 2nd place overall and recently 3rd place in Berkeley Streets Criterium, March 2017



Something Unique Others May Not Know About You:  Once build a Rube Goldberg machine



Favorite Foods: Green eggs and ham



What Do You Eat for Pre-Competition?  Green eggs and ham


Favorite Athlete: Janusz Peciak


Favorite Movie: Home Alone