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Seth Kelsey

HOME: 
Brush Prairie, Wash.

BIRTHDATE: 
August 24, 1981

BIRTHPLACE: 
Santa Monica, Calif.

OLYMPIC TEAMS: 
2004, 2008, 2012

Event: Epee
Height:  6' 4"
Weight:  225 lbs.
Birthplace:  Santa Monica, Calif.
Current Residence:  Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach:  Benoit Bouysset and Sebastien Dos Santos
Education: Bachelor's degree in behavioral science from the U.S. Air Force Academy
Hobbies: Reading, cooking and sailing
Favorite Movie: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Favorite TV Show: House
Role Model: Meriweather Lewis because he journeyed to places unknown and them came back to tell the world.
Family: Parents are Morton and Susan Kelsey. He has one sister, Holly.

Olympic Teams: 2012, 2008, 2004
Senior World Championship Teams: 2011, 2010 (Silver - Team), 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2002

Personal: Weston "Seth" Kelsey is one of Team USA's all-time most accomplished epee fencers. A three-time Olympian, Kelsey was a member of the first U.S. Men's Epee Team ever to earn a medal at a Senior World Championships -- a silver at the 2010 Worlds in Paris. Kelsey anchored Team USA to a gold medal at the 2012 Senior Worlds and concluded his career in London with a fourth-place finish at the Olympic Games.

A high school fencer for four years in Oregon, Kelsey continued fencing at the U.S. Air Force Academy where he received the Athletic Achievement Award and was a three-time fencing MVP. Kelsey is now the Director of Sports Performance and Development for USA Fencing and is a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserves

Recent Competition History
 
2012:

  • Gold - World Team Championships
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - Legnano World Cup (Team)
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Tallin World Cup (Team)
  • Fourth - Olympic Games
  • 10th - Buenos Aires World Cup 
  • 10th - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • 11th - January North American Cup (Division I)
  • 22nd - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 24th - Heidenheim World Cup
  • 32nd - Paris World Cup
  • 43rd - Doha Grand Prix
  • 53rd - Legnano World Cup

2011:

  • Gold - Pan American Games (Individual)
  • Gold - Pan American Games (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Senior Team)
  • Silver - Heidenheim World Cup (Team)
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • 10th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 12th - Berne Grand Prix 
  • 15th - Senior World Championships (Team) 
  • 17th - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I Individual)
  • 18th - Heidenheim World Cup (Individual)
  • 34th - Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 39th - Buenos AIres World Cup

2010:

  • Gold - Sydney World Cup
  • Silver - Montreal World Cup
  • Silver - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • Seventh - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2009:

  • Bronze - Lignano World Cup (Individual)
  • Bronze - Lignano World Cup (Team)
  • 14th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 34th - Senior World Championships (Individual) 

2008:

  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 17th - Olympic Games

2007:

  • 10th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 17th - Senior World Championships (Team) 

2006:

  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 19th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 39th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2005:

  • 14th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 36th - Senior World Championships (Individual) 

2004

  • Sixth - Olympic Games (Team)
  • 19th - Olympic Games (Individual)

2003:

  • 18th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 56th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2002:

  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 13th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 45th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

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