Men's Team Captain: Graham Jones
Major: Psychology, French
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
High School: International School of Indiana
Height 5' 10"
Favorite college bout: "In the 2013 regional I kept my cool going up against one of the top Notre Dame sabre fencers and was able to be a step a head of him and outsmart him on every touch. I let him play into my strategy and I beat him without giving him a single touch. "
Favorite professional fencer: Daryl Homer "His long attacks, precise blade work and his ability to fool his opponents make him an impressive fencer both to fence and to watch."
Other interests: Basketball and French
Contact Graham: email@example.com
"The Lawrence Fencing team represents the desire to take the extra step. Whether this is in team workouts, perfecting footwork and bladework or in the classroom, the team works hard and is not satisfied with anything less than 100%. As a captain, I would like to help further ingrain that mentality and help lift the program to places it has never been before."
Women's Team Captain: Kali Thibault
Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin
Highschool: Lafollette High School
Favorite College bout: "During my freshman year, I was very controlled by my emotions. It was the last school, Air Force Academy, at the last tournament that would qualify me for regionals.I desperately wanted to go, but I still needed to win one more bout. I was able to push aside my anxiety and fear, and win not one, but two of my bouts. These bouts were the start of me learning to control my emotions on the strip."
Favorite Professional Fencer: Race Imboden - "When Imboden started fencing, he had a hard time controlling his emotions. Now, he is calm and collected on the strip.His improvement is inspiring."
Other interests: Spanish, Lord of the Rings
"I want this team to become a family who supports, challenges and helps one another."
Team Co-Captain: Jacob Hodges
Hometown: Englewood, Colorado
High School: Cherry Creek High School
Height: 5’ 10”
Favorite college bout: “I was in my first elimination bout at the Conference tournament and I was fencing a Detroit Mercy fencer that I had fenced at a previous tournament and lost to. I was losing again but then I adjusted my strategy and got the win. I was happy to get the win at conference when the stakes were higher.”
Favorite professional fencer: Yuki Ota. “He’s got the quickest feet I’ve ever seen and combines that with great timing and smooth attacks”.
“We expect a lot from each other on this team, as we should. We learn that we can rely on each other with confidence, and although this is an individual sport, that confidence in each other benefits us and it shows in our fencing.”