UCSD Fencing BIO
Print
 David Hadler

MEDIA
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).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16
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).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15
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).

AT THE WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
Born May 20 in San Francisco ... Parents are Sue Huang and Mitchell Hadler ... Has two brothers, Benjamin and Jonathan, and a sister, Sarah ... International studies-international business major at Roosevelt College ... Fluent in Mandarin, Hebrew and Zulu ... A fan of FC Bayern Munich ... Favorite movie is Blades of Glory ... Lists Abraham Lincoln as one of his influences ... Hobbies include piano, drawing and video games.

Position: Foil
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: Jewish Community HS
College: Roosevelt
Major: International Business
Experience: 3 Letters
David Photos:
David Videos:
Diversity and Inclusion