Daniel Trapani
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    Daniel Trapani

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Houston, Texas

    High School:
    Home School

    Position:
    Epee

    All-American (2009, 2011) and All-Region (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011) ... In 2011, Trapani earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Fencing National Championships after taking second place in the West Region Championships on March 5 with a 9-3 bout record ... at the NCAAs, Trapani finished in eighth place in men's epee ... Trapani ends his Academy fencing career as a two-time All-American ... his career dual meet record is 177-58 (.754 pct. of bouts won).

    2010-11: Had a 20-4 bout record in men's epee at the Notre Dame Duals ... led the men's epee team to a 6-2 mark ... finished 7-3 at the 2011 Western Invitational at UC San Diego ... had his best finish ever in a NAC national team qualifying meet ... finished in 11th place ... at the Amarillo Open, Trapani won the final bout against his opponent in overtime, 12-11, and was undefeated in pools and in the direct elimination rounds with a 10-0 record ... finished 11th in the Nick Toth Open.

    2009-10: Trapani is one of the programs top men's epee fencers with a career dual-meet record of 128-36 ... he will lead as team captain in 2010-11 ... the three-time varsity letter winner ... he has qualified for the NCAAs in 2008, 2009 and 2010, was all-region all three, earned All-American honors in 2009. 2009-10: In the senior mixed epee events in both the Nick Toth Open and Amarillo Open he finished in fifth place ... he finished 39th at the NAC C Division I Men's Epee Tournament ... he placed second at the Falcon Open ... in dual meets, he was 16-2 at the Eric Sollee Invitational at Brandeis University ... he went undefeated (12-0) at the Duke Meet ... he finished fourth at the NCAA Western Regionals (8-3) and qualified for the 2010 NCAA Fencing Championships where he finished 22nd (7-16) ... he went on to finish 34th at the NAC F Men's Epee Tournament in Virginia Beach, Va.

    2008-09: One of AFA's top fencers ... at Nick Toth Open, he finished second ... tied for third place at the New Mexico Open ... finished seventh at the NAC B Juniors ... was 8-1 at the West Coast Invitiational ... tied third at the NAC D Juniors ... finished fifth at the Falcon Open ... at the Notre Dame Duels, he finished with a 21-4 record ... competed in the Junior Olympics, finished fifth ... was third at the Western Regionals (7-2) ... competed in the NAC Division I tournament in Portland, finished 21st.

    2007-08: He finished second at the New Mexico Open ... took fifth-place at the Nick Toth Open ... finished eighth out of 204 at the NAC Junior competition ... went 13-2 at the Western Invitational in January ... finished 11-4 at Brandeis and 14-1 at Duke ... finished second at the 2008 Western Regionals (11-3) ... finished 14th at the NCAA Championships ... went on to compete in the Summer Nationals where he finished 37th.

    Before Air Force: Was homeschooled ... competed in fencing and was team captain his last two years of high school ... coached by Andrea Geva at Alliance Fencing Academy ... tied for third in men's epee in the junior division of the NAC-D tournament ... also finished 41st/265 in Division I ... went on to compete in the 2007 Junior Olympics ... finished 17th/228 in epee ... finished 16th/176 NAC-F ... USFA ranking is an A07 ... parents are William and Anne Trapani ... has three siblings: Katie, Laura and Nicholas ... member of the National Honor Society and was president and vice president his last two years in high school ... enjoys paint-balling.

    Academy: Member of Cadet Squadron 10 -- Tiger Ten ... majoring in foreign area studies with a minor in Russian ... would like to become an intelligence officer or join the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.

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