Dan Boylan, 2017 graduate of Morris Knolls High School, guided the school fencing team to the New Jersey High School Epee Squad State Fencing championships.
There is some of Dan’s fencing career highlights: First-place at Virginia Open Circuit (ROC) Division 2, second-place at District 1 Championships. Dan was qualified for New Jersey State Individuals. Empire Cadet and Junior Cup at New Jersey Fencing Academy (third place) in “C” rating classification. Placed 9th out of 41 fencers at the Denise O’Connor U20 high school championships. Dan competed in the Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships: 2017 – Plovdiv, Bulgaria and 2016 – Bourget, France.
Dan is currently a freshman at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and fences on the team. He wanted to tell the kids how important fencing has been to him:
“Fencing has given many opportunities such as traveling around the country and the world, being on a college team, and meeting amazing new people, and has given me the best friends I could ask for. Fencing is a part of my life and will always be a part of my life. I don’t think I would have gone this far in my life without fencing. Fencing has helped me with time management, has disciplined me and made me a better person. I love fencing and will continue it for the rest of my life.”