AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2011-12
Finished 14th of 43 at 16th Annual BladeRunner Tournament in senior men's epee, winning first four of six matches in his pool and advanced as far as the Table of 16 in Direct Elimination Round (10/29-10/30) ... Earned second place at the Collegiate Open after winning three of four matches in his pool and defeating three straight UCLA opponents to reach the Gold Medal Bout (11/6) ... Helped carry men's team to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA West Invitational (1/7-1/8) ... Went an undefeated 5-0 at the UC San Diego Duals against Arizona State and UC Irvine (2/26) ... Tied for third overall at IFCSC Individual Championships (2/11-2/12) ... Member of UCSD men's epee team, which placed second at UC Irvine Final Duals (2/26) ... Placed eighth overall to end season at NCAA West Regionals (3/10-3/11).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11
Won second place at the Collegiate Open in men's epee (10/24) ... Also competed at the 15th Annual BladeRunner Tournament where he earned a silver medal (11/13-11/14) ... Also earned an "A" Rating.
A 2010 graduate of Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos ... Competed with California Fencing Academy for seven years in epee ... Took part in most national fencing competitions over the past five years ... Helped team to an eighth-place finish in Open Team Men's Epee during the Summer Nationals, while finishing second individually at the event (2009) ... Also played badminton.
Born March 18, 1992 in San Jose ... Parents are Jacques and Saeko Ginestet, both of whom attended Boston University ... Has an older brother named Laurent ... Roots for the San Jose Sharks ... Favorite athlete is Travis Pastrana ... Enjoys the film The Animatrix ... Majoring in economics in Muir College ... Interests include video games, deejaying and ultimate Frisbee ... Considers competing internationally in both Germany and Sweden for Cadet World Cups his most memorable moment in fencing ... Favorite UCSD moment was when he won the Athlete of the Week award upon going undefeated in home meet ... Ecstasy by ATB is on his iPod ... Can unicycle.