Duke Fencing BIO
2009: Won 22 bouts for the epee squad...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll...went 10-7 at MIT Duals...won five bouts at Penn Duals...won six bouts at Princeton Duals...finished 13th at Atlantic/South Regionals.
2008: Led the epee squad with a 44-34 record ... took 27th at the Atlantic/South Regionals ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... went 19-14 at the Northwestern Duals (2/2) ... turned in a 9-3 mark at the Penn State Duals.
Prep: Took third place at the 2006 Division III W.E. Summer National Championships ... took part in the Summer Nationals and the Junior Olympics in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... fenced for the Alliance Fencing Academy in Houston, Texas ... was a National Merit Commended Scholar...recognized by Who’s Who Among American High School Students.
Personal: Born March 5, 1989...daughter of John and Laura Pytel...has a brother, David, age 14 ... majoring in mechanical engineering and materials science.