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Devin Donnelly

Name: Devin Donnelly
Place of birth: Merced, California
Date of birth: 1979
Occupation: Technical Writer
Hometown: Redwood City, California
Do you coach? No
Where/When did you start fencing? March 2004, California Fencing Academy in San Jose, CA
What weapon did you fence? Foil
Who was a major influence on your fencing career? Aleksei Murugin, Greg Massialas, Cole Harkness
What fencing club did you represent? California Fencing Academy, Silicon Valley Fencing, Massialas Foundation
What do you consider as your greatest fencing accomplishment? I once got a point-in-line against an Olympic silver medalist. (Full disclosure: It was in practice and he was screwing around.)
Did you fence in college? No
Do you still fence? Yes
When did you begin to referee? 2006
Why do you continue to referee? I'm not done yet
Who was the major influence on your officiating career? Kelly Koehler, Peter Burchard, Doug Findlay, Iana Dakova
What are your thoughts regarding the role of the referee? A fencing referee carries a burden of responsibility that is unique in sports, and must always bear that responsibility to the athletes in mind.