AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012-13
Began season with a third place finish in men's epee at the Collegiate Open, hosted by Caltech (10/28) ... Placed 6th in men's foil at the 17th Annual Bladerunner Tournament at RIMAC (11/04) ... Had a strong showing at the North American Cup in Virginia, finishing 36th out of 177 in Junior Epee ... Went 6-0 in men's epee at a four-team dual event hosted by UCSD (1/26) ... Captured the top spot in epee at the IFCSC Individual Championships hosted by Pomona (2/10) ... Helped UCSD win a nine consecutive IFCSC title at UC Irvine (2/24) ... Finished his freshman season with a 9th place finish in men's epee at the NCAA West Regionals (3/9).
A 2012 graduate of Del Mar High School in San Jose.
Born Nov. 16, 1993 in Ukraine ... Son of Galina Ostatnigrosh ... Majors in human biology at Warren College ... Winning team championships in 2012 was his most memorable moment ... Wants to go to medical school after graduating ... Loves to play tennis in spare time ... Roots for the Miami Heat, Oakland Athletics and the Miami Dolphins ... Dwyane Wade is his favorite athlete ... Mean Girls is his favorite movie ... Anna Kendrick can be found playing on his iPod ... Chocolate is his favorite food ... Considers his grandfather to be his greatest influence.