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Massialas Olympic-Bound
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/10/2016

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford fencer Alex Massialas has qualified for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A senior from San Francisco, California, Massialas, will compete for the U.S. in men’s foil in team and individual competition after finishing 17th last week at the world cup in Bonn, Germany.

“Having Alex represent our country and Stanford is a huge honor for the program,” said Cardinal head coach Lisa Posthumus. “To be able to train with, and be inspired by the best the sport has to offer, is a privilege for our student-athletes and coaches. We couldn’t be prouder.”

This will be the second Olympics for Massialas. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, he finished 13th individually and fourth in team competition.

A two-time NCAA foil champion and three-time First Team All-American, Massialas competed in only one regular season meet for Stanford in 2015, posting a 20-1 record at the Northwestern Duals. A mechanical engineering major, he went 24-1 in the NCAA’s and has a career mark of 148-16 in regular season bouts.


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