Lauren Sides

Lauren  Sides

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Westminster, CO

High School:
Ralston Valley

Event:
Saber

2016-17 (Sophomore): Posted 22-23 record ... fourth on team in wins ... placed fifth in senior women's saber and third in junior women's saber at Nick Toth Open ... placed 22nd in women's Div. I-A saber at December NAC ... placed 100th in junio saber at November Junior NAC.

2015-2016 (Freshman):
Freshman record is 29-36 ... finished 10th in the region in individual women’s saber ... finished second at the Nick Toth Open in senior women’s ... tied for third in juniors ... placed eighth in senior mixed at the Amarillo Open ... tied for third at the Falcon Open in seniors and second in juniors ... went 8-7 in the Elite Invitational ... 8-8 at the Western Invitational ... her top NAC finishes were eighth at the DII in Baltimore ... 83rd in St. Louis and 95th in Richmond.

Before the Academy:  Attended Ralston Valley High in Westminster, Colo. … captain of her club fencing team in high school.

Personal:  Member of cadet squadron 38 … an only child, she is well supported by her mom and stepdad, Suzanne and Robert Ramirez, who served in the Navy, her dad and stepmom, Michael Sides and Judy Marshall, and an “incredibly supportive grandparents.” … has two lovable dogs, Draco and Sherlock … political science major with minors in Russian and philosophy … future career plans are OSI or intelligence … has been on the Dean’s, Commandant’s and Athletic Director’s lists … active in her squadron as the MWR clerk and Charlie Flight NCO … during the summer prior to her sophomore season, completed jump training and ESET – survival training … decided to come to the Academy to serve her country and feel a part of something bigger than herself … began fencing at age 12 … credits her high school coach and Inigo Montoya from the Princess Bride as having the biggest influences on her sports career … dream vacation spot is Capri, Italy … guilty pleasure is raw cookie dough … favorite role model is Vincent Van Gogh … something not many people know about her is that her bucket list simply consists of traveling around the world and seeing every Van Gogh painting before she dies … enjoys listening to alternative rock/indie … favorite TV show is The Simpsons … favorite movie is My Fair Lady … favorite class subject is political science … favorite athlete is Peyton Manning and favorite team is the Denver Broncos.

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