Peter French
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    Peter French

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Austin, Texas

    High School:
    Home School

    Position:
    Epee

    All-American (2008, 09) and All-Region (2007, 08, 09) ... French has succeeded in achieving one of the most successful fencing careers while at the Academy. In 2009, he earned all-region honors for the third-consecutive year. He also received All-American honors in 2009 and 2008. A seasoned competitor, he has traveled to Europe for Junior World Cup and Championships; French has currently amassed a 145-47 (.755) dual-meet record at Air Force In 2008, he received the Academy's outstanding athletic achievement award and he was named the recipient of 2007-08 MWC Hal Rothman Sportsmanship Award and received the NCAA Sportsmanship Award for Division I. In 2008, he was selected as the team's most valuable fencer.

    2008-09: Ranked 24th in senior USFA point standings ... his top three finishes were the Nick Toth, tied for third ... the New Mexico, finished second ... he won the Falcon Open ... won in men's epee at the Western Regionals ... is currently seated in the No. 1 spot on the Falcons' Top 10 Individual Career Winning Percentage list for 2008-09 (.755) ... finished 14th of 57 in Division I at the 2009 Summer Nationals.

    2007-08: Finished sixth at the NCAAs ... first in the region with a record of 11-2 ... bronze at the Junior World Cup in Basel, Switzerland ... won the men's epee championship at the 2008 Junior Olympics ... also earned the No. 2 spot on the 2008 Junior World Team ... finished 51st ... epee champion in three events: New Mexico Open, Junior Olympics and NCAA Western Regionals ... finished the season with a 34-9 record ... he competed in the Division I Championships in Portland, Ore., in April ... finished 41st among 58. 2006-07: Qualified for the NCAA Fencing Championships with a fourth-place finish at regionals ... finished 14th at NCAAs ... overall dual-meet record was 27-3 ... in April, he competed in the Div. I NAC "F" tournament, finishing sixth ... the men's epee champion at the New Mexico Open ... earned second-team all-region honors after finishing fourth in the 2007 Western Regionals ... competed in the Summer Nationals junior division ... finished ninth ... finished 33rd in Division 1.

    Before Air Force: Ranked No. 2 in the junior men's epee point standings ... finished fourth in junior epee point standings for 2005-06 (first alternate) ... in 2006, Division I North American Cup (NAC) finished 14th ... traveled to Tauberbischofsheim, Germany in January 2006 for the Junior World Cup, finished 15th ... finished ninth at the 2006 Junior NACs ... the 15th-place finisher in Division I NAC in December 2005 ... finished 31st at 2005 Junior World Cup in Laupheim, Germany ... fifth-place finisher at the 2005 Junior NAC ... top finish, third, in junior epee came in at the Summer Nationals (2005).

    Academy: Major is system engineering ... member of Cadet Squadron 31 ... wants to attend pilot training ... goals: to compete in all Junior and Senior NACs ... 2008-09 begins his senior competition ... and compete in World Cups in Slovakia, Germany, Hungary and Spain ... listed on the dean and commandant's lists ... in 2008, he received the Academy's athletic achievement award. "Making the World Team is a great honor," said French. "I'm glad I was able to meet my hopes and the expectations of my coach and teammates. I worked hard and fenced well last season, so it felt very good to earn the selection to the World Team."

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