Event: Foil
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185lbs
Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.
Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Education: Bachelor's in engineering from Stanford University (2017)
Club: Massialas Foundation (MTEAM)
Coach: Greg Massialas (father) and Dean Hinton
Hobbies: Basketball, soccer, music and watching sports
Most People Don't Know That... Alexander speaks Chinese
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 2
Current World Ranking: No. 3
Honors:

  • Three-time NCAA All-American (2017, 2015, 2014, 2013)
  • First U.S. foil fencer to win an individual silver medal at the Olympic Games since 1932
  • First U.S. man to win two medals at the same Olympic Games since 1904
  • First U.S. foil fencer to win an individual silver medal at Senior Worlds (2015)
  • Member of first U.S. Men's Foil Team to win a medal at Senior Worlds (silver in 2013)
  • Youngest male member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team from any sport

Olympic Teams: 2016 (Silver - Individual, Bronze - Team), 2012
Senior World Championship Teams: 2017 (Silver - Team), 2015 (Silver - Individual), 2014, 2013 (Silver - Team), 2011, 2010, 2009
Pan American Games Teams: 2015 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2011 (Gold - Individual and Team)
Pan American Championship Teams: 2018 (Gold - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2017 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2016 (Gold - Individual and Team), 2015 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2014 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2013 (Gold - Team), 2012 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2011 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2010 (Gold - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2009 (Gold - Team)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2014 (Silver - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2013 (Gold - Individual, Silver - Team), 2012 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2011 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2010 (Gold - Team, Fifth - Individual), 2009 (Silver - Team)
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2011 (Gold), 2010 (Gold), 2009 (Bronze), 2008
Youth Olympic Teams: 2010 (Silver)

Personal: The son of three-time Olympian Greg Massialas, Alexander became the youngest athlete ever to win a men's foil Division I National Championship at age 16 in 2010 -- a year after competing on his first Senior World Team at 15. Alexander grew up watching fencing and says that when his father started the Massialas Foundation, he decided to take up the sport at age seven.

Not only was Alexander the youngest member of the men's U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in 2012 at 18-years-old, but he was the youngest male athlete from any sport on the team. The anchor of the U.S. Men's Foil Team, Alexander led the squad to a silver medal at the 2013 Senior World Championships -- the first medal ever for the U.S. Men's Foil Team at the event. At the 2016 Olympic Games, Alexander became the first U.S. man to win two medals at the same Games since 1904, earning a silver in the individual competition and a team bronze. He also became the first U.S. foil fencer to win an individual silver medal at the Games since 1932.

Alexander credits his coaches with being the greatest influences on his fencing career: "My father has been there throughout my whole career.  He and my other coach, Dean Hinton, have been there for every step."