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When I'm not in the lab or classroom, you might find me at a local ping-pong club.

 

Since 2013, I've been training for and competing in table-tennis tournaments around the world through the U.S. Paralympics. Here's a look at my Athletic Vita and some fun memories I've made over the years:

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U.S. National Championships Bronze Medalist, Paralympic Division Class 6-7 (2022)

U.S. Open Bronze Medalist, Paralympic Division Class 6-8 (2021)

Ranked #71 in the World, Paralympic Class 7 Men (2018)

Ranked #2 in the U.S., Paralympic Class 7 Men (2018)

U.S. Representative at three international tournaments (2013-2017)

U.S. National Junior Paralympic Team Member (2014)

Certified Coach of USA Table Tennis (2015-Present)

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Vita

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San Diego, 2013

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Spain, 2014

Table-tennis players often vary whether they serve with their backhand (left photo) or forehand (right photo). You've got to keep your opponent on their toes somehow.

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The USA Paralympic Table Tennis family

Las Vegas, 2017

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Ithaca, 2015

I also played for Cornell's team during college.

Go Big Red!

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Pleasantville, NY, 2013

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Lastly, a special memory from early on in my table-tennis journey:

Here's me playing doubles with my pal, Will Shortz. When he's not working as crossword editor for The New York Times, there's a good chance Will's playing table tennis.

 

I had the honor of being Will's doubles partner for a tournament in 2013. It was a fun time.