AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Started his career very strong with a first place finish in men's sabre at the Collegiate Open, hosted by Caltech (10/28) ... Finished in fifth in men's saber at the 17th Annual Bladerunner Tournament hosted at RIMAC (11/04) ... Contributed to a 9th place finish in men's Saber at the North American Cup in Virginia ... Went undefeated in men's saber at a four-team dual event held at UCSD (1/26) ... Captured another podium victory in men's sabre at the IFCSC Individual Championships held at Pomona (2/10) ... Helped UCSD capture a 9th consecutive IFCSC championship in men's sabre (2/23) ... Capped an impressive freshman season with an 8th place finish in men's sabre at the NCAA West Regionals (3/9).
A 2012 graduate of San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara ... Competed in fencing in the Summer League throughout high school.
Born Oct. 2, 1993 in Santa Barbara ... Parents are Marc and Sharon Tibbitts ... Has a younger sister named Kelly ... Mother competed in track at UC Irvine ... A marine biology major at Marshall College ... Most memorable fencing moment was when he earned "A" rating at the 2012 Nationals ... Hobbies include baseball, volleyball, surfing, shooting, driving, listening to music and following military history ... Roots for the New York Yankees and Team USA ... Jamie O'Brien is his favorite athlete ... Way of the Dragon is his favorite film ... Sunny Kim by Andre Nickatina is on his iPod playlist ... Sushi is a food he could eat for the rest of his life if he had to ... His grandpa, his parents and Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Brian Hill are among his greatest influences.