Occupation Athlete, Student
License number 02102001000
When and where did you begin this sport? He began fencing at age eight.
Why this sport? His mother enrolled him in fencing lessons as she felt he spent too much time playing video games. "I couldn't register that it's something I could do professionally. I did it because I really liked hitting people with sticks, it was a lot of fun. I got to fence a few times a week. It wasn't bad, it was a fun time. You're a kid, you get to be a pirate pretty much."
Club / Team Pennsylvania State University: United States
Name of coach Wes Glon [club]
Hobbies Cooking, travelling, photography, video games. (usafencing.org, 2020; flaunt.com, 14 Sep 2020)
Injuries He was sidelined for 10 months in 2021 due to a torn Achilles tendon in his left foot. The injury prevented him from taking part in the qualifying process for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lordkamar.com, 2021; Instagram profile, 17 Jan 2022)
Other information FOUNDATION
He co-founded the Kampri Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to offer support to those in need. The organisation provides support for the homeless and helped support foster children participating in online learning programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic. "A lot of people suffering from being unhoused feel dehumanised, they feel like people don't care. Homelessness is a big thing. Before my best friend Aksel died, he was homeless for a while. Between houses, it was a mess. It was a way for me to make sure nobody else goes through what we went through with my friend. I can't fix all the problems, but that one can be solved. It doesn't require a complete overhaul of a system like health care does, or a complete restructuring of social justice. No, it's putting people in space. This was my way of giving back to the community, something I'm proud of." (gopsusports.com, 01 Sep 2021; flaunt.com, 14 Sep 2020)
He has worked as an actor and a model. "I have landed roles in two independent films, one TV series and worked with photographers around the world to bring visions to life." He has also staged music concerts and shows, and has a streaming platform for musicians to upload their music. (lordkamar.com, 2021; flaunt.com, 14 Sep 2020)
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