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Get to Know a Duke Fencing Freshman: Joseph Lam
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/15/2013
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The "Get to Know a Duke Fencing Freshman" feature highlights a Duke fencing freshman every week.

How did you get into fencing?
My club sent me a brochure the summer before 8th grade, and soon enough, I became deeply intrigued by the sport.

If you weren’t a fencer, what sport would you be playing?
I could see myself doing some type of martial art.

Do you have a hidden talent?
Balancing objects on my chin.

What is your favorite late-night snack?
Almonds/Pistachios

What was your favorite subject in high school?
Philosophy

What was your least favorite subject in high school?
Everything was interesting to some degree!

What is playing on your iPhone/iPod/CD player/etc. right now?
Pandora Radio

Why did you choose to fence at Duke University?
Incredible school paired with incredible coaches! It simply doesn't get better than this.

What is your favorite decoration in the fencing gym?
Chandelier in the middle of the gym made from old bell guards.

What is your favorite book?
The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

What is your favorite movie?
The Shawshank Redemption

Do you have any other interests or pursuits?
Rock climbing and Dance

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