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David Willette

HOME:

Lafayette, California

BIRTH YEAR:

1991

BIRTHPLACE:

San Francisco, California

Event: Foil
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 165lbs.
Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Acalones High School
College: Bachelor's in business administration from Penn State University
Club: Massialas Foundation
Coach: Greg Massialas
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 6
Current World Ranking: No. 213

Honors:

  • Four-time All-American (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
  • 2009-2010 Overall Junior World Cup Champion

Senior World Championship Teams2008
Junior World Championship Teams: 2011 (Gold), 2010 (Gold - Team, Bronze - Individual)

 

Recent Competition History

2014:

  • Gold - October North American Cup (Division I)
  • Gold - NCAA Championships (Team)
  • Silver - NCAA Championships (Individual)
  • Silver - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Sixth - July North American Cup (Division I)
  • 35th - Paris World Cup

2013:

  • Silver - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Bronze - November North American Cup (Division I)
  • 27th - St. Petersburg Grand Prix
  • 32nd - La Coruna World Cup
  • 64th - Paris World Cup

2012:

  • Silver - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Bronze - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • Bronze - November North American Cup (Division I)
  • 12th - La Coruna World Cup
  • 22nd - Venice Grand Prix
  • 24th - October North American Cup (Division I)
  • 57th - Havana World Cup 

 

2011:

  • Gold - North American Cup C (Division I)
  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - NCAA Championships
  • 16th - Shanghai Grand Prix
  • 33rd - Seoul World Cup
  • 35th - St. Petersburg Grand Prix

2010

  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Silver - NCAA Championships 
  • Silver - USA Fencing Summer Nationals (U20)
  • Bronze - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Isla de Margarita Senior World Cup
  • Bronze - Modling Junior World Cup (U20)
  • Seventh - North American Cup A (Division I)
  • 12th - USA Fencing Summer Nationals (Division I)
  • 13th - London Junior World Cup (U20)
  • 14th - North American Cup B (U20)
  • 18th - Luxembourg Junior World Cup (U20)
2008:
 
  • 8th - Senior World Team Championships

Personal:

How did you start fencing?
My father started my sister and I.

What is your motivation?
My motivation is to keep trying to become better and do better internationally.

Who has influenced your fencing career and how?
My sister has influenced me a lot over the years because she has always been successful, and has helped me.

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