A Look at Daniel’s Fencing Career
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Rising junior Jainil Sutaria first learned of Stanford’s men’s and women’s fencing programs being among 11 to be eliminated during a Zoom call with athletic director Bernard Muir.
Early Life and Education
As Daniel was entering elementary school, his father wanted to introduce him to an exciting sport; thus fencing came into being. Daniel became an accomplished sabre fencer with three Commonwealth bronze medals under his belt.
Hand’s boys and girls fencing programs made great strides during his tenure with them, with him helping the saber team attain its first state championship title.
While still competing as a full-time fencer, he started Fence Builders of Oklahoma LLC – originally as a one-man show on weekends – which has grown over time into managing three fence crews across Green Country. His family remains supportive; with loving wife and three kids by his side. All his success can be credited back to hard work and dedication towards fencing.
Fencing is an intricate sport that demands time and dedication to master. Anyone interested in fencing should seek a coach and training provider with vast experience who can guide students throughout every stage of learning the sport. To be truly effective at fencing it’s vital that both participants find guidance in all stages of development from starting up until graduation day!
She participated in 30 of 41 foil bouts for her team this season, tied for most wins with her weapon and second-most on overall… She registered 16 wins at NCAA Championships and 34-12 dual meet record… She went 10-2 in Ivy League Round Robins to claim Kestler Award from her teammates… USFCA named her an All-Academic Scholar with Distinction status… Typical contract pay terms have not yet been disclosed.
Achievement and Honors
Coach Kai has earned a stellar reputation for producing high-caliber fencing students through her holistic coaching system. Coach Kai provides guidance in multiple aspects of fencing such as blade techniques, footwork and physical strength training; many of her students have even won National medals through this approach to learning the sport.
As well as her academic success, she excels at fencing as well. She won the 2023 ACC women’s foil championship before going 16-7 overall at the NCAA Northeast Regional.
Senior from Armonk, New York majoring in political science at Columbia, Garrelick earned USFCA All-Academic and Scholar of Distinction accolades each season at Columbia. She was honored as Columbia Fencing Club’s Kestler Award Winner; an accolade bestowed upon the varsity fencer who inspires and leads their team – this marks Garrelick’s second time being honored with this distinction.
Daniel also participates in cross country and badminton at Polytechnic High School in Mountain View, winning its Kestler Award as best all-around athlete during his junior year.
He currently serves as an assistant coach with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s fencing teams – both men’s and women’s under head coach Christian Rivera – helping schedule practices, handle administrative responsibilities and teach fencing instruction to students.
Daniel has been an elite fencing professional since 2002 and owns “Daniels Fence Corporation”. His wife is supportive as is their family consisting of three children and two dogs. Daniel credits his success to both his hard work and determination and the coaches that helped guide him along his journey.