Duke Fencing BIO
Honors: NCAA Regional Participant (Epee - 2013, 2014) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2015: Competed once during his senior season … logged a record of 4-2 at the Duke Meet to help the Blue Devil men notch wins over Johns Hopkins and North Carolina ... earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.
2014: Finished his junior season with a mark of 26-18 ... placed 22nd at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic/South Regional ... turned in a 10-4 performance at the Philadelphia Invitational on Jan. 25 ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight year.
2013: Logged a 30-15 record in his first year of competition ... placed fourth at the Mid-Atlantic/South Regionals for the second best finish on the team ... helped the epees secure a 16-8 record during the regular season ... opened the season by going a combined 18-3 at the Penn State Duals and Philadelphia Invitational ... went 6-0 at Penn State and 12-3 at the Philadelphia Invitational ... selected to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second time.
2012: Did not compete during the 2012 season ... named to ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep: Three-time Minnesota high school state champion ... fenced for Minnesota Sword Club under Jim Johnson and Twin Cities Fencing Club under Ro Sobalvarro ... ranked 32nd nationally in U17 men's epee ... U.S. Summer National fencing finalist ... placed eighth at U.S. Summer Nationals in 2008 ... took 12th in Junior Olympics in 2010 ... Wayzata High School Fencing instructor ... member of National Honor Society at Wayzata High School ... National AP Scholar ... National Merit Scholar Finalist.
Personal: Born on May 9, 1993 in Iowa City, Iowa ... the son of Jay and Winnie Chen.