James Salem
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    James Salem

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Colorado Springs

    High School:
    Pine Creek High School

    Position:
    Epee

    All Region 2013: 2012-13: In 2012, he competed in the Amarillo Open ... won the junior mixed title and was the silver medalist in the senior mixed epee competition ... placed 40th in Division 1 at the North American Cup (NAC) in Virginia ... finished in 11th place at the New Mexico Open ... traveled to Slovakia to compete in the Junior World Cup ... finished 62nd place among 254 competitors ... is an A-rated fencer in U.S. Fencing Association (USFA) ... in 2013, he finished with a .78 win percentage at the Western Invitational (7-2) in his first collegiate competition ... placed sixth overall in juniors at the NAC in January ... finished 51st at the Junior Olympics ... was 14-1 at the Notre Dame Dual ... at West Regional, he was the silver medallist in men's epee with a 7-3 bout record ... earned all-region honors ... qualified for his first NCAA National Fencing Championships ... finished 19th with a 9-14 record ... competed in the Division 1 National Championships in Richmond ... finished in 41st place ... finished sixth at the USFA Jr. National Championships in Columbus, Ohio ... finished sixth among 308.

    Before the Academy: Attended Pine Creek ... high school coach was Abdel Salem ... Athletic awards/accomplishments: Hockey, (3 athletic letters, Academic All-State First Team), Rugby, (state champions) ... National Honor Society & Athletic Letter ... parents are Abdel and Kathryn Salem.

    Academy: Major is systems engineering ... currently a member of Cadet Squadron 27, Thunderbirds ... career plans include attending pilot training after graduation ... hobbies include fishing and snowboarding.

    Expectations: "I hope to do well academically here at the academy. It would also be cool if by the end of my career at the academy I could be qualified for the WCAP and try to make the Olympic team.

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