Helen Landwehr

Helen  Landwehr

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, CO

High School:
Air Academy

Event:
Epee

2016-17 (Freshman): Posted 26-19 record ... second on team in wins ... Western Fencing Conference All-Conference ... 9-5 record at Duke Invite ... 17-14 record at Northwestern Invite ... second in senior women's epee and seventh in junior women's epee at Nick Toth Invite ... 14th at Junior NAC in women's junior epee ... 41st at November Junio NAC in junior women's epee ... 61st at October NAC in women's epee.

Before the Academy:
 Competed for Front Range Fencing Club, coached by Kathryn Lewis Salem … seventh place at 2014 Junior Olympics … third place Div. II National Championship in 2013 … graduated in top 10 percent of graduating class … earned an academic letter all four years.

Personal:  Member of cadet squadron 24 … daughter of Ray and Denise Landwehr … has on older sister … intends to major in operations research … future career plan is to become an officer in the Air Force … why I decided to come to the Academy: “I decided to come to the Academy to serve my country and be part of a community that strives for excellence in everyday life.  I want to be part of something bigger than myself and to help other people.” … hobbies are hiking and camping … began fencing at age 11 … credits her club coach, Kathryn Lewis Salem, as having the biggest influence on her sports career … pre-competition superstition is eating ice cream … dream vacation spot is France … guilty pleasure is Reality TV shows … something most people don’t know about her is that she loves to travel … most notable thing about her home town is the Air Force Academy … enjoys listening to country and pop music … favorite class subject is math.

Oct 16 Athlete of the Week_Denise Ssozi
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