UCSD Fencing BIO
 David Hadler

San Diego Union-Tribune feature (4/13/17)

AS A SENIOR IN 2017-18
San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for August.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016-17
All-American with career-best 10th-place finish (of 24) in foil at NCAA Championships (3/24) in Indianapolis ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/27).

All-Western Fencing Conference ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (11/9) ... Went undefeated and took first place in mixed foil at the San Diego Open (10/25) ... At BladeRunner, also took first place in mixed foil, defeating his opponent 15-11 (11/8) ... Placed 5th in senior men's team foil, tied 11th in Division I foil and placed 8th in junior foil at the North American Cup (1/11) ... Took gold at the mixed foil event at the San Diego Open after going 4-1 in pool play and won 15-14 in the deciding match (1/24) ... Won the top spot at the NCAA West Regionals, going 12-1 overall ... Placed 20th overall at the National Collegiate Championships (3/27).

One of 10 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (1/26 and 3/23) ... Named All-Western Fencing Conference for his third-place finish in men's foil at the NCAA West Regionals in La Jolla (3/7) ... Took silver at the San Diego Open for mixed foil (10/26) ... Went 6-0 in foil and 2-1 in sabre at the IFCSC duals in La Jolla (11/2) ... 5th in men's foil at Bladerunner (11/15) ... Won silver at North American Cup (1/9) ... Led the men's fencing team to a second place finish at the Western Invite with an 11-3 record for the tournament (1/17) ... First place finish at the San Diego Cup in mixed foil (1/25) ... Posted a tournament best 22-5 record in his bouts at the Northwestern Duals (1/31) ... Undefeated at the IFCSC championships after out-dueling USFA "A" rated opponents from UCLA and USC (2/7) ... Took bronze medal at the NCAA West Regional in men's foil (3/7) ... Went 10-13 in round robin bouts at nationals (3/20) ... Marquis win came against Notre Dame's Ariel DeSmet, the 2011 national champion (3/20) ... Also defeated Air Force All-American Alex Chiang at nationals (3/20) ... Finished 14th out of 24 at the National Collegiate Fencing Championships (3/20).

Competing for Chinese Taipei, finished 24th of 69 Men's Foil competitors at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan ... Went 4-2 in pools ... Won his first direct elimination bout against Portugal's Pedro Macedo before losing to Japan's Kyosuke Matsuyama, the eventual silver medalist.

A 2014 graduate of the Jewish Community High School in San Francisco ... A member of the San Francisco Fencer's Club (2010-14) ... Won gold at 2013 and 2014 Pan American Championships ... Team earned a silver medal at the 2014 Junior Olympics.

Born May 20 in San Francisco ... Parents are Sue Huang and Mitchell Hadler ... Has two brothers, Benjamin and Jonathan, and a sister, Sarah ... An International Studies major at Roosevelt College ... An Economics and Food Studies minor ... Fluent in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Zulu ... Has visited every continent ... A fan of the Golden State Warriors ... Favorite movie is Kung Fu Hustle ... Lists Abraham Lincoln as one of his influences ... Instagram is his top social media platform ... Likes boba milk tea ... Hobbies include piano, drawing, video games, and collecting art.

Position: Foil
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: Jewish Community HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: International Studies
Experience: 3 Letters
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