Name: Shun “Sean” Yao                               

Hometown (City, State): Davis, CA

Current Residence (City, State): Davis, CA

Birthdate: 12/14/1973                                    Birthplace (City, State): China

Height:              5’10                           Weight: 160

Current Coach:  Simon Pitfield         

High School Attended with location: Shenzhen Experimental  Year of Graduation: 1992

College Attended:  Tsinghua University, UC Davis

Year of Graduation: 1997, 2002, and 2006


B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1997

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, UC Davis, 2002

J.D., UC Davis, 2006



Spending time with family and kids, fencing, audiophile. 

Favorite Foods: Spicy food.

Favorite Athlete: Eric Heiden

Favorite Movie: The Godfather, Star Wars

Favorite Music: Classical, Classic Rock, Jazz, Electronic

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: USA

Please list your hometown media outlets (newspapers, TV stations, Radio stations, Magazines, etc.):

Davis Enterprise (Newspaper) 



2017, US National Championship, Masters, 3rd

2018, US National Qualifier #2, eighth

2018, US National Qualifier #3, ninth

2018, Placer County Pentathlon, first

2018, Davis Pentathlon, second