STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford men’s fencer Alexander Massialas will represent Team USA at the 2013 World Fencing Championships Aug. 6-12 in Budapest, Hungary. The championships will play host to 835 fencers from 100 nations.
Massialas will compete in the individual and team foil events. He will be joined by Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco, Calif.), Race Imboden (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Miles Chamley-Watson (Philadelphia, Pa.). Massialas, Meinhardt and Chamley-Watson each competed in the semifinals of the 2013 NCAA Championships.
Massialas’ first match will take place Aug. 8 at 11:30 p.m. (PT).
Massialas completed an impressive freshman season, earning first team All-America honors after compiling a team-best 50-8 record and claiming the NCAA men's foil title. He is Stanford's first men's foil champion since 2000 and helped lead the Cardinal to an eighth-place NCAA finish - the team's best result since 2008.
Less than a month after finishing first at the NCAA Championships, Massialas claimed the men's foil Junior World Championships title in Porec, Croatia.
Massialas was named one of three recipients of the Block "S" Outstanding Male Freshman Award by the Stanford Athletic Board for his tremendous freshman season.
A live video stream of the event will be provided Aug. 7-12 Youtube.com/fievideo. For more information, including a full schedule and results, visit fencing2013.hu/en/.