Ziad

Khayat

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Epee
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, CA
High School: Zephyr Academy
Major: Physics
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

AS A JUNIOR IN 2019-20
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (10/21).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2018-19
Earned All-America honors by finishing seventh at NCAA Championships ... All-Western Fencing Conference with his third place finish in the NCAA West Regional (3/10) ... One of 13 UC San Diego Athletes of the Year ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/26) ... Took gold in Senior Men's Epee at the San Diego Cup (1/20) ... Went 11-3 at Western Invitational (1/13) ... Tied for 3rd in Senior Men's Epee of 76 competitors at BladeRunner ... Tied for 3rd in Senior Men's Epee at San Diego Open.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2017-18
USA Fencing Spirit of Sport Award winner ... Gold in Senior Men's Epee at San Diego Cup.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2017 graduate of Zephyr Academy in San Jose ... 58th on 2016-17 junior men's epee national point standings ... 1st on 2016-17 junior men's epee regional point standings ... 5th on 2016-17 senior men's epee regional point standings ... 2nd on 2015-16 Bay Cup Division-1 men's epee point standings ... 7th place Division-1A men's epee at 2016 summer nationals ... 2017 Bladerunner ROC and RJC junior men's epee gold ... 2016 Springfest RJCC junior men's epee gold ... 2017 Duel D'Abdul gold ... 2017 Dominic Chiao Memorial Competition men's epee gold ... 2017 Stro Memorial Roc and RJCC Division-1A men's epee silver ... 2017 Battle In Seattle ROC Division-1A men's epee bronze ... 2016 Stro Memorial ROC and RJCC senior men's epee bronze.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 26 in San Jose ... Has two sisters, Jenny and Maya ... Jenny played volleyball at De Anza College ... A physics major at Marshall College ... Favorite athlete is Russian Olympic fencer Pavel Kolobkov ... Top movie is The Matrix ... Hobbies include magic, chess, puzzle solving, classical guitar and piano, running, and climbing.

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