Duke Fencing BIO
2015: Qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships for the second consecutive year, placing 18th in men’s saber … finished third at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional after going 8-3 during the final round of pool play … placed seventh at the ACC Championships … logged a record of 48-9 during the regular season … led the Duke men in wins (48) and all Blue Devil fencers in winning percentage (.842) … started the year with a ledger of 39-3 (.929) through the first three meets … finished with matching 14-1 records at both the Western Invitational and the Eric Sollee Invitational … went 11-1 at the Philadelphia Invitational … logged a 6-3 performance during the team portion of the ACC Championships … won three of his six bouts at the Duke meet.
2014: Earned All-America honors in his freshman season after going 14-11 and placing eighth at the NCAA Fencing Championships ... his eighth-place finish was the highest by a Duke freshman at the NCAA Championships since women’s saber Becca Ward won the national title in 2009 and men’s foilist Dan Cohen placed sixth the same year ... one of two Duke freshmen to qualify for the NCAA Championships, joining foilist Joseph Lam ... took home 10th-place at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional ... led the Duke sabers with a 62-20 record ... his 62 wins during the regular season tied him with Julia Lee to rank first among all Duke fencers in 2014 ... after starting with an 8-7 performance at the Penn State Duals, went 48-10 in his next three meets, including a 15-3 performance at the Philadelphia Invitational, records of 12-3 and 11-1 at the two-day Northwestern Duals and a 10-3 showing at the Duke Home Meet ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: Earned finishes of seventh (2013) and third (2010) at the North American Cup ... won a team championship at the 2010 World Cup in France ... class valedictorian ... member of the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society ... worked at the Brookfield Zoo.
Personal: Born Christopher Erik Monti on Nov. 14, 1994 in Park Ridge, Ill. ... the son of Laura Monti.