Daniel Kellner ’94
Four-Year Varsity Letter Athlete Becomes Olympic Fencer Daniel “Dan” Kellner is internationally recognized in the sport of fencing. A four-year varsity letter winner and team captain his senior year, Dan earned countless honors at Pingry. His achievements include: first position First-Team All-State during his junior and senior years; First-Team All-Area as a junior; Outstanding Male Athlete of the Winter Season by the The Hills-Bedminster Press during the 1992-1993 season; and state foil champion during his junior year, boasting a record of 12-1 with an 8-0 record in the finals. After graduating from Pingry, Dan earned international recognition in fencing while at Columbia University. As a four-letter winner at Columbia University, three-time First-Team All-Ivy recipient, and three-time NCAA First-Team All-America, Dan catapulted himself into the international scene early in his collegiate career. He was a Junior World Cup Finalist in France as a freshman, Under-20 U.S. Junior Olympic champion as a sophomore, and was designated an elite athlete by the U.S. Olympic Committee his junior year. A seven-time member of the U.S. National team at the World Championships, Kellner finished second in the U.S. Nationals in 1997, 1998, and 2000. He captured the individual and team gold medals at the 2003 Pan American Games and won his first U.S. title in 2004. A member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic fencing team, Kellner competed in the team and individual foil events. He captained the team to a fourth place finish, its highest finish in 56 years.