David

Hadler

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

Bio

MEDIA
Q&A (3/23/18)
ABC feature (3/21/18)
San Diego Union-Tribune feature (4/13/17)

AS A SENIOR IN 2017-18
All-American for placing 11th in foil at NCAA Championships ... Western Fencing Conference foil champion ... All-Western Fencing Conference ... One of 12 UC San Diego Athletes of the Year ... Selected to compete in fourth-consecutive National Collegiate Championships ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for August ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/28).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016-17
Earned All-America honors with a career-best 10th-place finish at National Collegiate Championships ... All-Western Fencing Conference for his second-place finish at championships ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (3/27).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015-16
Placed 20th at the National Collegiate Championships ... Western Fencing Conference foil champion and All-WFC and WFC ... Recorded a 12-1 record at the NCAA West Regionals/WFC Championships ... Went undefeated and took first place in mixed foil at the San Diego Open ... Also took first in mixed foil at BladeRunner ... Placed fifth in senior men's team foil, tied for 11th in Division I foil and placed eighth in junior foil at the North American Cup ... Took gold in the San Diego Open mixed foil after going 4-1 in pool play and winning 15-14 in the deciding match ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (11/9).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014-15
Finished 14th at the National Collegiate Championships ... Went 10-13 in round robin bouts at nationals ... Marquis win at nationals came against Notre Dame's Ariel DeSmet, the 2011 national champion ... Also defeated Air Force All-American Alex Chiang ... Named All-Western Fencing Conference for his third-place finish at the NCAA West Regionals in La Jolla ... Took silver at the San Diego Open for mixed foil ... Went 6-0 in foil and 2-1 in sabre at the IFCSC duals in La Jolla ... Fifth in men's foil at BladeRunner ... Won silver at North American Cup ... Led the men's fencing team to a second-place finish at the Western Invitational with an 11-3 record ... First-place finish at the San Diego Cup in mixed foil ... Posted a tournament-best 22-5 record in his bouts at the Northwestern Duals ... Undefeated at the IFCSC championships after out-dueling USFA "A" rated opponents from UCLA and USC ... One of 10 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Two-time UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (1/26 and 3/23).

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 ... 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.

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