AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Competed in two events at CCAA Championships … Took twelfth in the shot put with a mark of 44’07.50” and fourteenth in the discus throw with a distance of 126’11” … Had a season best in the shot put at Triton Invitational with a throw of 45’10.75” and a season best in the discus at Soka Peace Invitational, throwing a distance of 139’9”.
A 2012 graduate of Sanger High School in Sanger ... Three-time All-League Track honoree during his last three years at SHS (2010-12) ... The Apaches on the boys side were County Metro Athletic Conference (CMAC) Champions during all four of his years in high school (2009-12) ... Has statistical best of 151'6" in the discus throw ... Hit personal best of 52'5" in the 12-pound shot put during second-place showing at the NYL/CMAC Relays as a senior (2012) ... Won the 12-pound shot put event at seven meets during his senior season, last doing so in the dual meet against Edison with a mark of 48'5" ... Was the runner-up in the 12-pound shot put at the 2012 CMAC Championships (46'10.5") ... Took third overall in the 12-pound shot put at the CIF Central Area meet (48'7.5") before finishing sixth at the CIF Masters Championships (49'5.5") as a senior (2012) ... Reached personal record in the 10-pound shot put at the Reedley Invitational, placing second overall with a toss of 50'6" during his sophomore year (2010) ... Finished first place in the discus at nine different meets during his final year at SHS, including the CMAC Championships after throwing a top distance of 136'4" ... Turned in a second-place showing in the discus at the CIF Central Area meet, throwing a distance of 146'3" during his fourth year with the Apaches (2012) ... Claimed 12th place in the discus after throwing 138'11" at the 2012 CIF Masters Championships ... Also played football for the Apaches, earning All-League honors during his sophomore and senior years in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
Born on April 26, 1994 in Clovis ... Son of Jeff and Yolanda Shahbazian, who both graduated from Fresno State ... Has an older sibling named Gabe ... An economics and science management major with a minor in computer science at Muir College ... Beating the state champion in the discus when he fouled all of his throws is his most memorable moment in track and field ... Playing the guitar and golf are among his hobbies ... Is a fan of the Oakland Raiders ... Tiger Woods is his favorite athlete ... Favorite film is "The Departed" ... Listens to Drake and Metallica ... Would eat only the Denny's Sampler for the rest of his life if given the chance.