James Salem
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    James Salem

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Colorado Springs

    High School:
    Pine Creek High School

    Position:
    Epee

    2013-14: Tied for third at the Nick Toth Open in senior epee ... won the mixed senior title at the Amarillo Open ... tied for third in juniors at the Falcon Open ... competed in the 2013 Junior World Cup in Slovakia ... also competed in the Young Lions World Cup in Helsinki, finishing 27th in juniors ... finished 13-5 at the Brandeis Invite ... went 7-4 at the Western Invitational ... competed in the NAC D1 Juniors in Virginia Beach, finishing 30th ... traveled to Sweden to compete in the 2014 Junior World Cup, finishing 50th ... was 11-4 at the Duke Invite ... finished 43rd in the Junior Olympics ... took third place at the Colorado Cup ... finished seventh in the West Region (5-6).

    2012-13: Competed in the Amarillo Open ... won the junior mixed title and the silver medal in senior mixed epee ... 40th in Div. 1 at the NAC in Virginia ... finished 11th at the New Mexico Open ... traveled to Slovakia for the Junior World Cup ... finished 62nd ... USFA A-rated fencer ... in 2013, finished the Western Invitational (7-2) in his first collegiate competition ... sixth in juniors at the NAC in January ... finished 51st at the Junior Olympics ... 14-1 at the Notre Dame Dual ... West Regional, was the silver medallist in epee (7-3) ... earned all-region ... qualified for his first NCAA National Fencing Championships, finishing 19th (9-14) ... competed in the Division 1 National Championships in Richmond ... finished 41st ... sixth at the USFA Jr. national Championships in Columbus, Ohio, finishing in sixth place 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 ... Cadet Squadron 27, Thunderbirds ... career plans include pilot training after graduation ... hobbies are fishing and snowboarding.

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