My name is Zain Shaito, I was born in Dallas, Texas. I've just graduated from Ohio State and I was a 2012 Olympian in Fencing. I'm now on a new adventure of becoming a Olympic Modern Pentathlete and hope to one day medal at the Olympic Games. The Pentathlon consists of five Olympic Sports, Pistol, Track, Equestrian, Fencing and Swimming! I live in Dallas with my HUGE family. I work with my father in our small family owned moving company to help support our big family. I live with my parents and 6 sisters and one older brother who's in the military. I need to raise around $10,000 this year for training expenses, if you can be just a small part of my journey, it would mean everything to me!
I've been an athlete all my life. You can say that, it's all I've ever known. I work to my fullest everyday hoping to one day win that Olympic Gold. If I reach my Olympic stardum I will give back to the community by encouraging more and more youth to become active in sports and to promote healthy lifestyles. I work a lot with handicapped children and promote wheelchair fencing whenever I have my spare time.
My story - how I got here
I was originally a hockey player when I was a kid, my brother passed away from a motorcycle accident and with a twist of life changing events that led me to trying a new sport(fencing). I quickly made the U.S National Team and excelled at the sport. In 2012 I competed in the Olympic games but didn't do so well. The U.S Pentathlon coaches recruited me for the sport of Modern Pentathlon and I'm now a strong Olympic hopeful for the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.
What I need
Equestrian expenses- around $475 a month
Fencing equipment- around $300 a year
Training Camps in at the U.S Olympic Training Center $1000
Traveling tickets to World Cups around $6000
I've had the blessing to compete at the 2012 Olympics. I've won the individual NCAA fencing Championship in 2012 and was named Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year. I won two gold medals at the World Championships with the U.S Team and I was a 4-time All American for Ohio State.
God, family, friends, PIZZA.
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