AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011-12
Made Triton debut with an 18th-place finish in men's sabre at the 16th Annual BladeRunner Tournament, winning four of six matches in his pool prior to narrowly losing, 15-13, in the Table of 64 (10/29-10/30) ... Reached Gold Medal Bout in Direct Elimination Round of men's sabre against fellow Triton Bryson Abilay in UCSD podium sweep after going undefeated in his pool (5-0) at the Collegiate Open, hosted at UC Irvine (11/6) ... Dealt twin brother, Billy Meckling of Notre Dame, his only loss in a 5-1 victory in men's sabre at the NCAA West Invitational, hosted by Air Force (1/7-1/8) ... Placed second in men's sabre at the IFCSC Individual Championships, where he won six of nine pool matches, including his last four, prior to losing by a point, 15-14, to UCSD sabreist Nick Bartuzik in the Gold Medal Bout of the Direct Elimination Round (2/11-2/12) ... Closed the book on the season with a sixth-place showing, second among Tritons, in men's sabre at the NCAA West Regionals (3/10-3/11).
A 2011 graduate from Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo. ... Competed for the Fencing Acadamy of Denver ... Also played soccer.
Born July 20, 1993 in Los Angeles ... Parents are William Meckling and Virginia Laahs ... Has a twin brother named Billy and younger sister named Megan ... Billy competes in fencing at Notre Dame ... A structural engineering major at Warren College ... Roots for the Broncos ... Favorite movie franchise is The Lord of the Rings ... Enjoys reading in his spare time.