HONORS & AWARDS
NCAA Foil Runner-Up (2009)
NCAA Foil Champion (2010)
First Team All-American (2009, 2010)
2008 Olympic Games Participant (United States)
2012 Olympic Games Participant (United States) Men's Team Foil Fourth-Place Finisher (2012 Olympics)
INTERNATIONAL RESULTS: Made second career Olympic Games appearance as a member of the fourth-place United States squad in the 2012 men's team foil competition ... claimed a pair of gold medals at the 2012 USA Fencing National Championships (individual foil) and Pan American Championships (team foil) ... earned additional gold medals at the 2011 Pan American Championships and Pan American Games in the team foil ... became first American foilist to medal at the World Championships in the senior division, taking third at the 2010 competition in Paris and earning 60 points toward international ranking ...also placed fifth at a North American Cup event in San Jose and ninth at a tournament in Isla De Margarita ... ranked the 10th-best foilist in the senior division ... placed second in the junior division at the World Championships held April 7, 2010 ... member of 2008 U.S. Olympic Team in men's foil ... at the Olympics, beat Mostafa Nagaty of Egypt (15-3) in the round of 32 before falling to Jun Zhu of China (9-15) in the round of 16 ... 2008 Junior Team World Champion ...gold medalist at the 2007 Madrid Junior World Cup and the 2007 N.A.C. Senior Nationals in Tucson, Ariz. ... won the 2007 U.S. Fencing National Championships in Miami, Fla., and the 2007 Senior Pan American Zonal Championship held in Mont-Tremblant, Canada ... silver medalist at both the Burgsteinfurt Junior World Cup and the Bratislava Junior World Cup in 2007 ...finished 28th at the 2007 World Championships held in St. Petersburg, Russia, and fifth at the 2007 Cuba Senior Grand Prix ... gold medalist at the 2006 Junior Pan America Zonal Championships held in San Antonio, Texas, the 2006 U.S. Fencing Junior Nationals held in Atlanta, Ga., and the N.A.C. Junior Nationals held in Houston, Texas ... in 2006, finished third at the Madrid Junior Championship, fifth at the Montreal Junior World Cup and fifth at the Bratislava Junior World Cup.
2012 NCAA SEASON: Did not compete due to Olympic training.
2011 NCAA SEASON: Did not compete due to injury.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Completed his sophomore campaign with an impressive record of 31-3 and championship titles in the foil at both the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships and the NCAA Championships ... posted a 12-1 record at the NYU Invitational, including match- clinching wins over Columbia's Isaac Kim, St. John's Adam Watson, and Ohio State's Joe Streb ... posted perfect 3-0 records versus Yale, Columbia, and Ohio State to start the season ...won eight of nine bouts at the St. John's Challenge, dominating St. John's and Harvard by winning all three bouts against each squad ...finished out the regular season with an 11-1 record at the Notre Dame Duals ... crowned Midwest Fencing Conference Champion in the foil after downing Case Western's Phil Ropelewski (round of 64), Purdue's Pavel Prusakov (round of 32), Iowa's Luke Voelz (round of 16), Notre Dame's Zach Schirtz (quarterfinals), Ohio State's Colin Sutter (semifinals) and Notre Dame's Enzo Castellani in the finals ... won the NCAA Midwest Regionals, downing Detroit's Michael Purdy (15-0), Ohio State's Colin Sutter (15-12) and Notre Dame's Enzo Castellani (15-10) ... defeated Penn State foilists Miles Chamley-Watson (15-11) and David Willette (15-9) to take the crown at the NCAA Championships ... dubbed Knute Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner.
AS A FRESHMAN: Placed second at the NCAA Championships to earn first-team All-American honors ... went 31-2 during the regular season ... began his college career at the Northwestern Duals, finishing 16-2 ... earned his first career win against Johns Hopkins' James Einseidler (5-0) ... his 16 wins led all Irish men's foilists and included a 3-0 record against Cleveland State and 2-0 marks versus Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, Detroit and Lawrence ... turned in an impressive 15-0 performance at the Notre Dame Duals (including 3-0 records against both Lawrence and Cal Tech) ... did not compete in the individual portion of the Midwest Conference Championships ... placed fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals ... after dropping his first final-eight bout in the regional to teammate Enzo Castellani, 15-13, won two straight to finish fifth ... out-touched his final two opponents by a 30-3 margin, including a 15-3 win over Ohio State's Ben Parkins in the fifth-place bout ... went 19-3 in pool play at the NCAA Championship to advance to the men's foil semifinals ... in the semifinal, came back from an early 7-5 deficit against Columbia's Kurt Getz to win 15-9 ... met Penn State's Nicholas Chinman in the gold medal bout ... led Chinman 11-7 at the first break before falling in a closely contested bout, 15-14.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, Calif., and UMOHS Online Distance Learning in 2008 ... ranked 11th in the world senior rankings and fifth in the world junior rankings ... became the youngest men's foil national champion in U.S. fencing history after outdueling Kurt Getz at the 2007 Summer Nationals ... also was the first male fencer (in any of the three disciplines: foil, epee, sabre) to earn a roster spot on the U.S. senior, junior (U-20) and cadet (U-17) national teams during the same season (06-07) ... trained at the Massialas Foundation under the direction of Greg Massialas (the 1980, U.S. National Champion) ... son of Kurt and Jane Meinhardt ... has one sister, Katie, who played basketball at Boston University ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in information technology management.