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    Brent Kelly  
    Brent Kelly

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Grapevine, TX

    High School:
    Grapevine HS

    Height:
    6-4

    Event:
    Epee

    Birthdate:
    05/02/1988


    02/08/2009

    Fencing Notre Dame Duals 02-08-09

    Day two of the Notre Dame Duals in the JAC.

    AS A FIFTH-YEAR SENIOR: Enjoyed most productive season of college career, posting a 27-11 regular season record before advancing to his first NCAA Championship appearance as a member of the Irish ... named a honorable mention all-MFC member ... earned second monogram ... opened the year with a 3-3 mark at the NYU Invitational, including going 2-1 against Columbia in the second match of the event ... rebounded with a 5-3 showing at the St. John's Challenge ... ended that event with a 2-0 record against Columbia including claiming the clinching win for epee with his 5-1 decision over Sean Leahy ... recorded a mark of 9-1 at the home Notre Dame Duals, including clean sheets against Detroit (1-0), Wayne State (1-0), Northwestern (1-0), Florida (1-0), Lawrence (1-0), Swarthmore (1-0) and Cleveland State (2-0) ... went 5-2 at both the Northwestern Duals and the Duke Duals ... finished 11th place individually at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships, while helping epee team claim the gold in the weapon finals ... finished with a record of 6-3 with a +12 indicator at the NCAA Midwest Regionals to place third in the weapon and earn a spot at the NCAA Championships ... concluded his first NCAA appearance with the Irish with a final mark of 11-12 with a -4 indicator, including a victory over Ohio State's Marco Canevari who finished tied for third individually in the weapon finals.

    AS A SENIOR: Did not see action during his senior campaign.

    AS A JUNIOR: Went 27-14 in the regular season before finishing sixth at the Midwest Regional ... began his Irish career by going 2-4 at the St. John's Duals ... went 1-2 at the NYU Invitational ... earned an important win against third-ranked Ohio State in the NYU Invitational, beating Jason Pryor to tie the bout at 7-7 ... finished 6-4 at the Northwestern Duals, including a 2-0 record versus North Carolina ... posted a 3-3 mark at the Duke Duals ... had an impressive performance at the Notre Dame Duals, finishing 15-1 on the weekend ... went 3-0 against both San Diego and Oberlin ... finished 14th at the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships ... in the direct elimination portion of the tournament, took out Lawrence's Jordan Severson by a 15-4 margin and proceeded to knock out teammate Andrew Seroff, 15-9, before falling to top-seeded Jason Pryor of Ohio State in the round of 16 by a score of 15-10 ... finished in sixth place at the NCAA Midwest Regionals after losing to Notre Dame teammate Greg Schoolcraft, 15-14, in the fifth place bout ... his lone win in the direct-elimination portion of the regional came against Cleveland State's John Marshall, 15-6.

    BEFORE NOTRE DAME: Transfer from Columbia ... finished sixth in epee at the 2008 NCAA Regionals to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Trained at the Gold Blade Fencing Club while in high school ... member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Finalist while at Grapevine ... son of Lawrence and Joan Kelly ... has two sisters and a brother ... uncle, Allen Jones, played football at Florida ... born May 2, 1988, in Keflavik, Iceland ... graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering.

    Kelly's Career Record With Notre Dame

    Year W L Pct. NCAA Finish
    2009 27 14 .659 --
    2010 -- -- -- --
    2011 27 11 .710 16th
    Career 54 25 .684 --

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