AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
Began season with a 36th-place finish at the 16th Annual BladeRunner Tournament in men's epee, where he won a match in his pool and nearly upset his opponent in the Table of 64 of the Direct Elimination Round in a 15-13 loss (10/29-10/30) ... Placed 10th in men's epee at the UC Irvine-hosted Collegiate Open, winning half of his four pool matches (11/6) ... Finished eighth in men's epee at the IFCSC Individual Championships in Claremont, recording two wins his pool before reaching the Final 8 with a 15-10 victory in the Table of 16 during the Direct Elimination Round (2/11-2/12) ... Concluded season with a 13th-place showing at the NCAA West Regionals (3/10-3/11) ... Named Most Improved by his teammates after end of season.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11
Finished 60th at the 15th Annual BladeRunner Tournament in men's epee (11/13-11/14).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10
Placed 37th in men's epee at the 14th Annual BladeRunner Tournament, scoring two victories in his five pool matches (1/2-1/3).
A 2009 graduate of La Jolla Country Day School in La Jolla ... Competed at the Encinitas Fencing Academy under coach Jens Stephan (2006-09) ... Captain of the LJCDS fencing team in 2009 and also earned the squad's Leadership Award as a senior ... Also lettered in swimming, a sport he competed in for two years, earning the Coach's Award in 2007.
Born Nov. 27, 1989 in San Diego ... Parents are Martin and Carol Mann ... Majoring in bioinformatics at Sixth College ... Aspires to start a biotech company upon graduation ... Enjoys computer programming and playing laser tag in his free time ... Would eat Tekka-Don for the rest of his life if he had to ... Some of his greatest influences include Abraham Lincoln and Isaac Asimov.