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Shelby Jensen

Salt Lake City, Utah

Feb. 8, 2001


Events: Epee, Foil and Saber
Disability Category: A
Education: Associates Degree in applied sciences
Occupation: Salt Lake County Parks and Rec. Adaptive Staff
Family: Parents Jed and Sheri Jensen, and her two dogs Red and Maestro
Clubs: Valkyrie Fencing Club and Salt City Swords Academy
Coaches: Mickey Zeka and Brandon Smith
Hobbies: Biking, reading, writing and playing with her dog
Favorite Fencing Memory: Winning bronze in the under 23 Junior World Championships in Dubai
Something People Would be Surprised to Know: She speaks Spanish fluently

Paralympic Teams: 2020
Wheelchair World Championship Teams: 2023, 2019

Personal: Shelby Jensen began fencing when she was 15 years old. Volunteering at a wheelchair sports camp, Jensen – who had a stroke at seven years old – was intrigued by the sport and when she gave it a try, she was immediately hooked. Loving that you can “stab another person or hit another person and not get yelled at,” Jensen began fencing all three weapons. The following year in 2017, Jensen began competing on the national circuit and won her first gold medal at the October North American Cup. After taking two medals at the 2019 Pan American Wheelchair Championships, Jensen made her first Senior World Team in 2019 and won bronze at the 2019 U23 Wheelchair World Championships in epee.