HONORS AND AWARDS:
NCAA Fifth-Place Finisher (2011, 2012)
Second Team All-American (2011, 2012)
Capital One Academic All-America First Team (2011)
Second Team All-MFC (2009, 2010)
AS A SENIOR: Finished fifth in the foil at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year, earning second team All-America honors … recipient of the Walter M. Langford Memorial Award (recognizing sportsmanship, leadership and teamwork) … selected as a team captain … earned fourth monogram … participated in all five regular season dual events for the Irish … posted a 37-18 record on the year, ranking second on the foil team for most wins … finished with a career record of 124-38 … led the foil team with a 15-1 showing at the Air Force Duals, remaining untouched in seven bouts … picked up three bout victories at the St. John[apos]s Duals over Thomas Snell from No. 6 Harvard (5-0), Michael El Saleh from No. 5 Penn State (5-1) and Sam Hardwicke-Brown of No. 1 Ohio State (5-3) … posted an even 8-8 effort the next day at the NYU Duals … defeated Eli Schenkel from No. 3 St. John[apos]s (finished 9th at the NCAA Championships) 5-0 and gave up just one touch in two bout victories over UNC at the NYU Duals … gathered victories over Detroit[apos]s Elijah Robertson (5-0) and Wayne State[apos]s Quentin Schneider (5-3) at the Notre Dame Duals … finished with a 9-1 record at the Northwestern Duals … defeated Alexander Mills (tied for third at the NCAA Championships) 5-3 … harbored a pair of bout victories over No. 8 Duke, UC San Diego and North Carolina at the Northwestern Duals, allowing four total touches in the six bouts.
AS A JUNIOR: Finished the year with a record of 30-6 en route to qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career … named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team … earned third monogram … opened the year going 8-2 at the NYU Invitational … clinched the foil victory against Columbia with a 5-1 decision over Alex Pensler … went a perfect 2-0 against Stevens Tech, defeating Brandon Gnash (5-1) and Anthony Worthington (5-1) … clinched the foil against St. John[apos]s as well, taking down Max Blitzer 5-3 … also defeated Eli Schenkel (5-3) … went 2-0 against Ohio State, clinching the foil yet again with 5-1 victory over Andrew McDonald … went 7-2 the following day at the St. John[apos]s Challenge … posted a perfect 3-0 sheet against Penn State in the second match of the day, knocking off NCAA participants David Willette (5-3) and Miles Chamley-Watson (5-1) as well as Daniel Gomez (5-1) … went 2-0 in the next match against Harvard, clinching the foil with an overtime 3-2 priority win over Lucas Lin … also defeated Hao Meng (5-2) in the match … posted wins over Jack Goetz (5-2) and Bo Charles (5-1) of Columbia in the final match of the event … fenced in only one match at the Notre Dame Duals, going 1-1 against Air Force and defeating Yevgeny Shmurak, 5-0 … went a perfect 6-0 at the Northwestern Duals … opened with a 3-0 showing against Princeton, defeating Robert Malcolm (5-2), Alexander Mills (5-1) and Gregory Kirschen (4-1) … clinched the overall match for the Irish against Stanford, defeating Phil Arredondo 5-1 … notched 1-0 records against both UC San Diego and North Carolina … went 8-1 at the Duke Duals … opened with a perfect 3-0 showing against UNC before going 2-1 against Duke and 3-0 against Johns Hopkins … finished third amongst an Irish rotation that placed one-two-three at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … earned the spot after finishing with a record of 6-3 with a +15 indicator … in first appearance at the NCAA Championships, narrowly missed out on a top-four finish after concluding with a record of 16-7 with a +29 indicator … earned a 5-4 win over third-place finisher Daniel Cohen of Air Force in round robin play … named the recipient of the John Crikelair Men[apos]s Foil Leadership Award.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Completed his second season with the Irish with a record of 33-8 and a fifth-place finish at the Midwest Conference Championships… started the season tallying a 6-3 record at the NYU Invitational, clinching the foil win over Stevens Tech for the Irish … went 4-2 at the St. John[apos]s Challenge, winning two bouts against both St. John[apos]s and Columbia … racked up 16 victories out of 19 bouts at the Northwestern Duals, clinching victories vs. San Diego[apos]s Benjamin Dorn and North Carolina[apos]s David Skwerer … won all seven bouts at the Notre Dame Duals … began the Midwest Fencing Conference Championships with a bye … continued Midwest tournament with victories versus Jared Sivec (Detroit) in round of 64 (15-0), Jonathan Gately (Purdue) in round of 32 (15-4), and Calvin Rusiewski (Illinois) in round of 16 (15-6) before being ousted by Colin Sutter (0hio State), 15-10, in the quarterfinals.
AS A FRESHMAN: Went 24-6 during the regular season before placing fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regionals … began his year at the St. John[apos]s Duals, finishing 3-1 … earned his first career victory against Columbia[apos]s Asher Grodman (5-1) … had a 5-2 showing at the NYU Invitational … went 6-2 at the Northwestern Duals, including 2-0 versus Lawrence … had an impressive performance at the Notre Dame Duals (9-1) … earned second-team all-conference honors at the Midwest Conference Championships with a sixth place finish … entered the direct elimination round of the tournament tied for the sixth seed … following a first round bye, beat Bowling Green[apos]s Brent Ritchie, 15-0, in the round of 64 and Michigan[apos]s David Hughes, 15-3, in the round of 32 … in the round of 16, faced Cleveland State[apos]s Liran Gross, whom he defeated 15-10 … then lost to eventual champion Andras Horanyi of Ohio State, 15-5 … made a run to the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regionals to place fourth … in the round of eight at the regional, beat Ben Parkins of Ohio State, 15-11, to advance to the semifinals … fell to Colin Sutter of Ohio State, 15-13, in the semifinals … lost to teammate Enzo Castellani, 15-8, in the third-place bout.
PREP & PERSONAL: Ranked 23rd in the world junior rankings … winner of two NAC tournaments in 2008 (one cadet and one junior) … coached in high school by Les Stawicki … member of the BETA Club while in high school … son of Rick and Shawne Bentley … youngest of three children … graduated with a degree in liberal studies from the College of Arts and Letters.
Bentley[apos]s Career Record