Tough-minded competitor who providesdepth in athleticism for the foil squad … waswalk-on defensive back with University ofKansas football team in 2006 beforetransferring to Notre Dame, where he isreunited with his Kanza Fencing Center clubcoach, assistant Gia Kvaratskhelia. A very soundtechnical fencer who rises to the challenge inbig matches.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Ended the seasonwith a final record of 37-10 (.787) competingin the foil after sitting out due to transferringthe previous year … helped the men go 4-1overall at the 2008 NCAA WesternInvititational and compiled an individual recordof 10-1 at the event … posted an individualmark of 5-3 in competition at the New YorkUniversity Duals and helped the team accrue a5-1 record against the competition … earnedeight match victories (8-2) on day-one of theNorthwestern Duals … moved his individualrecord to 29-7 at the conclusion of theNorthwestern Duals after posting a day-twomark of 6-1 … continued impressive campaignat the Notre Dame Duals by tallying an 8-3record and helping the team earn a clean sweepof the competition posting a perfect 10-0ledger … earned the #17 seed in the Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC) Championshipsbefore dropping a dual in the round of 16 …helped the Irish finish second in the teamstandings at the conference championships.
PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three yearsin both football and tennis at Salina CentralHigh School while training underKvaratskhelia at the Kanza Fencing Center …began fencing at age 10 … had a strongshowing at 2005 USFA Summer Nationals inCharlotte, N.C., as part of four-fencer teamthat won the open men[apos]s foil (Kvaratskheliaalso was on that team) while posting a seventhplacefinish in the cadet/U-17 individual event(in a field of 143) and finishing 11th injunior/U-20 bouting (field of 125) … placed32nd among huge field of 253 U-20 men[apos]sfoilists, at 2005 Junior Olympics in Arlington,Texas … starting safety for SCHS football teamthat won two state titles ([apos]04, [apos]05) … earnedall-league honors in football as a junior; allcountyand all-metro as a senior … helped caphis undefeated senior season by makinginterception in closing minutes of state titlegame, preserving final 29-21 margin over BlueValley Stillwell … helped SCHS tennis teamwin state titles in his sophomore and juniorseasons … his former teammate Jake Sharp wasthe starting running back for the 2007 KUfootball team … member of student counciland president of the National Honor Society atSalina Central … also was a state finalist inforensics competition … his grandfather, MerleA. Hodges, was an offensive lineman on theUniversity of Kansas football team … born Jan.23, 1988, in Salina, Kan. … son of Merle andMelissa Hodges … full name is TheodoreHutton Hodges … enrolled in the College ofArts & Letters with a major in English.
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