Buckeyes end day two of competition in fifth place
Shaito and Stearns lead the Buckeyes with 65 touches apiece
Buckeyes send 11 fencers to NCAA Championships in San Antonio, Texas.
Buckeyes will defend 2012 crown in San Antonio, March 21-24
Buckeyes battle to qualify for NCAA Championships
2012-13 (Junior Season): Made his third appearance at the NCAA Championships, finishing sixth and earning Second Team All-American honors ... claimed fourth at the Midwest Regional and tied for third at the Midwest Conference Championships to notch a spot on the All-Midwest Conference First Team ... led the men's foilists with 35 overall wins on the season ... played a key role on the gold-winning men's foil squad at the U.S. Squad Championships.
2011-12 (Sophomore Season): Defeated Stanford's Turner Caldwell, 15-11, in the final bout of the 2012 NCAA Championships to win his first NCAA title and First Team All-America accolades ... the Buckeyes' third men's foil NCAA champion and first since Andras Horanyi in 2008 ... earned the top seed in men's foil with 19 wins in the qualifying rounds ... led the Ohio State men's foil group with 35 regular-season victories ... tied a career-high with 13 wins at the Northwestern Duals, tying his mark from 2011 ... tied for bronze with teammate Andrew McDonald at the Midwest Fencing Conference championships ... earned an automatic berth to the NCAAs with a first-place finish at the Midwest Regional ... will compete for Lebanon at 2012 Olympic Games in London after finishing first at Asia and Oceania qualifier in Wakayama City, Japan, in April ... named the 2011-12 Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year, joining 2008 award-winner Andras Horanyi as the only two male fencers to earn the honor.
2010-11 (Freshman Season): Provided a spark as a freshman for the men's foil unit, leading all men with 40 victories and one of only two Buckeyes to finish with 40 or more wins alongside Katarzyna Dabrowa ... posted a nearly-flawless 13-1 record at Northwestern Duals ... set career high with 14 wins at NYU Duals ... finished 40-8 (0.83) in regular season ... earned gold at Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... finished fourth at Midwest Regional Qualifier ... posted a Top 10 finish at NCAA Championships by placing 10th with 13 wins, including a 5-3 victory against Penn State's Miles Chamley-Watson, runner-up at the event ... tied for third at Cincinnati, Ohio, North American Cup ... 40th at Dallas, Texas, NAC ... placed ninth at Penn State's Garret Open.
Prior to Ohio State: Three-time medalist in Junior World Championships as member of U.S. National Team ... earned gold at JWC in Italy and Azerbaijan and silver in Belfast, Ireland ... six-time medalist at World Cup events.
Personal: Son of Talal and Kim Shaito ... has five siblings: Mai, Mona, Malak, Manal and Samar ... younger sisters Mai and Mona compete in women's foil on the Ohio State fencing team ... played hockey growing up at the right wing position ... hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy and a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games ... greatest sports thrill was winning the gold medal at the World Championships in Catania, Italy.