Kaveh Shafaie

Assistant Foil Coach

shafaiekaveh@gmail.com

Personal Information

I was brought into fencing at the age of five. I have been competitive in the sport since then and have always been helping at the club! I earned several youth medals at the national level, along with several regional titles. I was blessed to represent the USA at the international level in all 4 Cadet European Cups. I got to travel with a great team and I was even the captain of my team in the Bratislava World Cup, where we placed 2nd. I am so grateful for everything that I have received because of fencing, and my goal now is to help others find the same joy and happiness that I have experienced through this sport. As for my education, I am enrolling into the Rutgers Business School starting in the Fall of 2020. I will also be fencing on Rutgers’ collegiate team along with my brother and strive to bring titles to the school’s program!

Top Fencing Accomplishments

  • Been on the Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, Junior, and Senior National Points Lists in my whole Fencing Career!
  • Silver Medal in Bratislava Team event – January 2019 – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Placed 23rd in Cadet World Cups in Rome, Italy and 27th in Vienna, Austria!
  • Member of TEAM USA Cadet Foil Squad for 4 European Cadet Cups
    • Represented top 20 American Foilists in events in
      • Vienna, Austria
      • Cabries, France
      • Bratislava, Slovakia
      • Rome, Italy
  • 10th Place in Cadet Foil @ 2019 Junior Olympics – Denver, CO
  • 20th Place in Junior Foil @ 2019 Junior Olympics- Denver, CO
  • Cobra Div1A ROC – Bronze Medalist – Jersey City, NJ – 2019
  • Member of Freehold Fencing Academy Foil Team – 7th Place in the Nation in 2019 – Columbus, OH
  • East Coast RJCC – Silver Medalist – Randolph, NJ – 2019
  • 29th Place in Division 1 NAC – Milwaukee, WI – 2018
  • Have a Rating in all 3 Weapons
  • Leon Paul Senior Satellite Cup – London, UK – 2017
  • Fairfax SYC – 7th Place – 2017 – National Harbor, MD
  • December NAC DIV1A Bronze Medalist – 2016 – Richmond, VA
    • Earned “A” rating from this performance
  • Thrust Y14 SYC – 6th Place – 2016 – Suffern, NY
  • Atlanta Classic Y14 SYC – 6th Place – 2015 – Atlanta, GA
  • March NAC Y12 – 7th Place – 2015 – Milwaukee, WI
    • Earned “D” rating from this performance
  • Capitol Clash Y12 SYC – Bronze Medalist – 2014 – National Harbor, MD
  • April NAC Y10 Bronze Medalist – 2013 – Richmond, VA
    • Earned “E” rating from this performance
  • Steve Sobel Y12 SYC – 8th Place – 2013 – Jersey City, NJ
  • Ben Gutenberg Y12 SYC – 8th Place – 2013 – Rochester, NY
  • Steve Sobel Y10 SYC – Bronze Medalist – 2013 – Jersey City, NJ
  • Sword in the Snow Y10 SYC – Bronze Medalist – 2013 – Durham, NH
  • Qualified for Junior Olympics at age of 11 – 2013 – Piscataway, NJ
  • Mission Y10 SYC – Bronze Medalist – 2012 – Rocky Point, NY
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Y10 SYC – 8th Place – 2012 – Columbus, OH
  • Capitol Clash Y10 SYC – 5th Place – 2012 – National Harbor, MD
  • Badawi Challenge Y10 SYC – 8th Place – 2011 – Plano, TX