Interviews with Coach Abdel Salem and Senior fencer Ryan Redhead
2015-2016: Worked on a system of hydrogen production in Rhodobacter capsulatus for five weeks at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, CO, during the summer … made both the dean’s and the athletics’ lists both semesters as well as the Ace’s list last Spring.
2014-15: Competed in the 2014 at the Parker Kickoff Open, finished 34th in senior men’s epee … Amarillo Open, finished 25th in mixed epee.
2013-14: In 2013, he finished 16th at the Amarillo Open in the mixed senior epee division … finished 36th at the NAC Div. II in Milwaukee … finished 22nd in juniors at the Falcon Open … 4-6 in the Brandeis Invite … 5-5 at the Western Invitational ... finished 28th in the 2014 Colorado Cup ... finished 12th in the West Regionals ... finished 23rd at the NAC Div. 3 in Memphis.
2012-13: In 2012, placed 49th overall in the senior men’s epee division at the Falcon Open.
Before the Academy: Graduated from Lakewood High School in Denver, Colo. ... athletic accomplishments include 4 varsity letters in track, 3 in soccer, 2 in football and 1 in cross country ... received the Most Valuable Athlete Award ... International Baccalaureate graduate, National Honor Society with honor cord .
Personal: Parents are Scott and Cathy Schnell ... siblings are Taryn, Kya and Michael ... ... enjoys hiking 14ers and climbing.
Academy: Majors are biochemistry and biology with a minor in Spanish ... would like a career as a research scientist ... Cadet Squadron 29.