Bryson Abilay
Position: Sabre
Year: Senior
City/State: Foster City, CA
High School: San Mateo HS
College: Marshall
Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Experience: 3 Letters
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Abilay Photos

AS A SENIOR IN 2013-14
Opened the season at the San Diego Open with a 7th place finish in sabre (10/27) ... Captured a silver medal in sabre at the 18th Annual BladeRunner Tournament (11/17) ... Helped the men's sabre team capture a bronze medal at the North American Cup held in Virginia Beach (1/18) ... Helped capture 10th straight IFCSC Championship for UCSD in sabre at league championships hosted by UC Irvine (3/1) ... Finished with a 6th place finish in sabre at NCAA West Regionals (3/8).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Began the season with a second place finish in men's sabre as part of a podium sweep at the Collegiate Open, hosted by Caltech (10/28) ... Finished in 7th place in men's sabre at the 17th BladeRunner Tournament at RIMAC (11/04) ... Helped contribute to a 9th place finish at the North American Cup in Virginia ... Finished in 3rd place at the Indvidual Championships held at Pomona (2/10) ... Contributed to a ninth consecutive IFCSC title for UCSD at UC Irvine (2/24) ... Placed sixth overall at the NCAA West Regionals (3/9).

Began season with an 11th-place finish at 16th Annual BladeRunner Tournament at RIMAC (10/29-10/30) ... Won the gold medal at the UC Irvine-hosted Collegiate Open as part of podium sweep in men's sabre (11/6) ... Went 15-1 at Mega Duals, hosted by UC Santa Barbara (11/19) ... Contributed a 10-8 record during NCAA West Invitational, hosted by Air Force (1/7-1/8) ... Finished a respectable 31st place out of 114 competitors in junior men's sabre and defeated the top-ranked fencer at the North American Cup in Portland, Ore. (1/13-1/16) ... Won six of nine matches in his pool at the IFCSC Individual Championships en route to a fifth-place finish overall in men's sabre (2/11-2/12) ... Part of first-place men's sabre team at IFCSC Final Duals (2/26) ... Placed eighth overall at the NCAA West Regionals (3/10-3/11).

At the Collegiate Open, took first place in men's sabre (10/24) ... Lost only one bout during UC Irvine Duals, in which men's team accumulated a 52-2 record (11/7) ... Placed third in UCSD's podium sweep of men's sabre, earning a 30-6 record (2/26).

A 2010 graduate of San Mateo High School in San Mateo ... Recorded statistical bests of 55.4 and 42.7 seconds in the 400m and 300 hurdles, respectively, as part of the track and field team ... Also part of Peninsula Fencing Academy (2009-10), in which he competed in various USFA competitions (2003-10).

Born May 31, 1992 in San Mateo ... Parents are Jonathan Abilay and Patricia Lim, both of whom attended UC Davis ... Has a younger brother named Christopher ... A biochemistry and cell biology major at Marshall College ... Playing his first tournament at 10 was his most memorable moment in fencing ... Favorite sports teams are the San Francisco Giants and the LSU Tigers ... V for Vendetta is his favorite movie ... Enjoys listening to music as well as playing board games and tennis, watching movies, and reading in his spare time ... Could eat fish for the rest of his life if necessary.
Spirit Night 2015