UCSD Fencing BIO
 Joseph Schenkel
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
Won a pair of matches in his pool of men's foil at the 16th Annual BladeRunner Tournament to place 22nd overall (10/29-10/30) ... Finished second overall in men's foil at the Collegiate Open, winning five of six matches in his pool before reaching the Gold Medal Bout to face teammate Michael Fong in the Direct Elimination Round (11/6) ... Put together a 12-3 record in men's foil while leading the men to a fourth-place finish at the Air Force-hosted NCAA West Invitational (1/9) ... Placed sixth in men's foil during the IFCSC Individual Championships, reaching the Final 8 of the Direct Elimination Round after winning half of the four matches in his pool (2/11-2/12) ... Was pivotal in men's foil team's first-place finish at IFCSC Duals at UCI (2/26) ... Capped off season with a sixth-place showing at the NCAA West Regionals, held at Stanford (3/10-3/11).

Started season at the Collegiate Open with a five-match pool sweep before advancing to the Final 8 of the Direct Elimination Round to finish sixth overall (10/24) ... At the UC Irvine Duals, was undefeated to help the men's foil squad to a 51-3 record (11/7) ... Placed 17th at the 15th Annual BladeRunner Tournament, where he won all five matches in his pool (11/13-11/14) ... Part of men's foil team that took home conference title at IFCSC Individual Championships (2/26).

Opened the season with a third-place finish in men's foil at the Collegiate Open, held at UC Irvine, where he swept his four-match pool and reached the Final 4 of the Direct Elimination Round (10/18) ... Finished the Stanford-hosted NCAA West Invitational with a 3-1 record (11/14) ... Went undefeated (4-0) in men's foil against Cal Tech and UCI (11/21) ... Won three of six matches in his pool during his 22nd-place showing at the 14th Annual BladeRunner Tournament (1/2-1/3) ... Was nearly perfect (11-1) at the Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California Championships, helping the Tritons earn their third consecutive IFCSC Championship while taking first in the men's foil (2/20).

A 2009 graduate of El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills ... Competed for the Los Angeles International Fencing Center under head coach Misha Itkin for 10 years ... Earned an A08 ranking ... Guided squad to the PCC Championship in 2008.

Born Dec. 9, 1990 in Los Angeles ... Parents are Mark and Elizabeth Schenkel ... Has a younger brother named Eli ... General biology major and psychology minor at Warren College ... Earning his "A" rating in 2008 is his most memorable moment in fencing ... Enjoys writing, painting, cooking and hiking in his free time ... Bruce Lee is his favorite athlete ... His favorite movie is Aliens ... Has Led Zeppelin on his iPod playlist ... Eel is a food he could eat for the rest of his life if necessary ... Leonardo da Vinci is his greatest influence ... Plans to become a doctor after graduation.

Position: Foil
Year: Senior
City/State: Los Angeles, CA
High School: El Camino Real HS
College: Warren
Major: General Biology
Experience: 3 Letters
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