Duke Fencing BIO
Honors: NCAA Regional Participant (Foil - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2015: Finished 21st in men’s foil at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional … placed eighth at the ACC Championships … ended his senior season with a 38-19 record … led the men’s foil squad and ranked second among all Duke men in wins (38) … won a season-high 10 bouts at both the Western Invitational and the Eric Sollee Invitational … went 7-2 during the team portion of the ACC Championships … finished the Duke Meet with a 5-1 ledger … earned a record of 6-6 at the Philadelphia Invitational ... earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.
2014: Placed 11th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional ... ended the regular season with a record of 28-21 in four competitions ... his 28 victories were third among Blue Devil men’s foilists ... logged 11 wins at the Philadelphia Invitational ... led the men’s foilists at the Duke Home Meet with eight victories ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in as many years.
2013: Led the foils with a 33-27 record ... placed 13th at the Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals for the highest finish of Duke’s foils ... fenced in all five regular-season meets ... went 10-5 at the Philadelphia Invitational ... went 7-5 at the MIT Duals ... finished even at the Penn State Duals and Duke Home Meet with matching 6-6 records ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.
2012: Placed 13th at the Atlantic/South Regionals ... posted a 52-29 record ... his 52 wins were tied for the most on the foil squad ... had winning records at four of Duke's five meets ... went 15-3 at the Philadelphia Invitational ... went 20-7 at the Northwestern Duals ... named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: Took 11th place at the 2011 Summer Nationals in Reno, Nevada, under coach Nat Goodhartz ... attended New York's Pittsford Mendon High School.
Personal: Born on September 10, 1993 in Palo Alto, Calif. ... son of Pia Shayesteh ... has a sister, Sheema.