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Alumni Spotlight: Cameron Klos

Alumni Spotlight: Cameron Klos

by Public Relations | February 02, 2024

LATROBE, PA – Cameron Klos graduated in spring 2023 with a degree in Cybersecurity. He has pursued his interests all the way from childhood through college, using his time at Saint Vincent College to further his education and his passions.Cameron Klos

When asked why he chose to attend SVC, he explained that it was because it’s “a well-known school, close to home and on the smaller side.”

“I really [liked] the idea of getting to know my professors and not just being a number in the classroom,” he said. “Plus, my cousin graduated from [SVC] a few years before I went, and he had a great experience.”

On campus, Klos was involved with the Computer Science Club and the Cybersecurity Club. But he also kept busy with another of his interests¾karate.

Klos began his karate career at the age of four. He earned his first degree black belt when he was twelve and his second degree black belt four years later. He has excelled in numerous circuits, such as the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA), the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC), the USA National Karate Federation (USANKF), the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and the World Karate Federation (WKF). Klos trains under Bill Viola of Team Kumite and under Ariel Torres, a bronze medalist in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Klos competes for Team Revolution, which is sponsored by Century Martial Arts, the world’s largest martial arts equipment distributor.

“I have received multiple world titles in NASKA, including an Overall World Grand Champion title in 2022 and a gold [medal] in 2021 at WKC World Games,” Klos said. “I am now pursuing more USANKF and WKF achievements. These would be considered the highest level of competition, [as] WKF is what the Olympics followed for the 2020 Games.”

After finishing an internship at U.S. Steel at the end of his senior year, Klos took the summer off to focus on karate before beginning his career search. Ideally, he’d like to find a job that also allows him to continue with karate. When he’s not competing, he enjoys skiing and scuba diving.



-Madison Kozera, English major, of Abingdon, MD