QIFAN "WILLIAM" WANG
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
EMMA VON DADELSZEN
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
UC San Diego
Royal Military College of Canada
DYLAN FRENCH, Flag Bearer 2014 Canadian Youth Olympic Team, National, North and Pan American Individual Champion, World Championships Bronze Medalist
There are no words to describe how fortunate I feel to have been a part of Dynamo Fencing since I was 8 years old. This club and the coaches made me passionate about fencing, and that passion shaped me into the person that I am today.
Fencing has given me friends and experiences that I’ll never forget, it’s given me the work ethic to accomplish anything that I set my mind to, and it’s given me numerous opportunities that I wouldn’t have had if not for Fencing.
"I originally started fencing because it was unlike anything and everything that I had tried in the past. It gave me the freedom to build off of my own unique style, all while teaching me to maintain discipline and control. Fencing has opened many doors for me and led me to incredible opportunities that I wouldn’t of received otherwise — Yale University being one of them.
Apart from the diligent hard work that I have put into this dream, I am beyond grateful to my coaches, teammates and the whole fencing community for helping me achieve this goal, and that I am sure will continue to support me in the future as I step into this new journey of my athletic and personal career. As I go off to represent Yale University at the NCAA’s, I am confident that my Dynamo Fencing Family will be cheering me on along the way."