I am a homeschooled pentathlete who lives near Sacramento California. I began pentathlon at age 7 after watching this video from UIPM and relentlessly asking my mom to find a team to begin. This led to traveling 4+ hours most weekends to West Coast Pentathlon (WCP), led by the Duffys who are longtime leaders in the sport of pentathlon and the only coaches able to persuade my mom and dad that riding horses and putting swords and pistols in the hands of a child was not crazy at all. They were even able to convince my 6 year old sister to try pentathlon. With their training sessions and encouragement, my sister and I attended our first pentathlon training camp with USAP later that year. At the end of the week, I decided that Pentathlon was more fun than any other sport and asked to continue. Unable to continue regularly driving the long way to WCP, my parents, sister and I formed a very small local team, Sierra Pentathlon, in our hometown. A couple of years later, our fencing coach, Simon Pitfield, went to the U.S. Olympic Training Center for pentathlon coaching training. When he returned home, he formed ,Davis Pentathlon, and now provides the entire Sacramento region with loads of pentathlon training and competing opportunities. Since age 7, I have trained regularly with these teams, competed in numerous events, and I still love pentathlon. If you’re interested in learning more about pentathlon or want to give it a try, you can contact me through this website.
I began coding at age 10 after hearing from a friend that some schools allow their students to learn a computer language instead of a World Language. Since I like math a lot more than language, I asked my parents if I could swap my language lessons for coding ones. Noticing that I had taken Chinese for several years and still not only enormously disliked it but could barely speak it, my parents agreed. Since then, I have done every coding class and resource I can find and have learned some pretty cool things.
When I’m not training or coding, you might find me hanging out with my friends (Hey, Ryan, Hunter, Josh, Sam, & Jake!), doing crazy things with my church youth group (ask me sometime about our epic water gun battles), or playing Minecraft. Other hobbies I like are skiing, sailing, wakeboarding, kyaking, reading and playing poker. If you like Minecraft, you might find my friends and me playing on Mineplex, Hypixel, Wynncraft or MC-Central. Look for Alezander9, say "Hi", and you can join in & play some minigames with us.
The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.-- Pierre de Coubertin --