Duke Fencing BIO
2014: Placed 11th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals ... finished the regular season with a mark of 52-15 ... his 52 wins were good for second in saber and tied him for second on the entire squad ... led the sabers with a 16-2 mark at the Philadelphia Invitational ... went 12-3 and 10-2 during the two-day Northwestern Duals.
2013: Led all Duke fencers with 45 wins, finishing 45-22 in his first season ... placed 19th at the Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals ... took 12th at the Junior Olympics, reaching the Round of 16 before falling, 15-10, to eventual third-place finisher Derek Weix ... led or tied for the team lead in wins at four of five meets in the regular season ... went 9-2 at the Penn State Duals, 11-4 at the Philadelphia Invitational, 15-3 at the MIT Duals, 7-8 at the Duke Home Meet and 3-5 at the Temple Duals.
Prep: Four-time letterwinner at Ramapo High School ... two-time New Jersey State Champion ... won gold at the Junior Olympics in Memphis Tenn. ... placed sixth in the juniors division at the North American Cup in Callas, Texas ... finished 12th in the cadet division at the London World Cup ... won the gold medal at the Summer National Championships in Atlanta, Ga., with the junior team...placed fifth in the juniors division at the Summer National Championships in Reno, Nev....two-time First Team All-State...three-time New Jersey Fencer of the Year...member of two-time overall District Champions...first place at the Freshmen-Sophomore Championships...Gold Medal Saber at the State Squad Championships...member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Charles Alexandre Copti on June 26, 1993 in New York City, N.Y. ... son of Hani and Liz Copti ... has a sister, Michelle.