C. Lee Shelley ’74
Twice a Member of the United States Olympic Team The simple facts are C. Lee Shelley ‘74 played Varsity football for Pingry in 1972 and was a member of the Varsity fencing team 1972-1974. But the facts don’t tell the whole story. Shelley is a true champion. Shelley was High School State Epee Champion in 1972, First Team All-State 1972-1974, a Junior World Championship Team member in 1974 and fencing team captain his senior year. He earned four Varsity letters. Upon graduation, he continued to pursue fencing with the intensity for success that is a hallmark of the Pingry tradition. While at Princeton University, he was named First Team All-Ivy League in 1975, 1976 and 1977 and was NCAA First Team All-American in 1975 and 1976. Shelley was a member of the Junior World Championship Team in 1975 and 1976, where he was a finalist in the competition in Poland, placing 6th. In 1982, Shelley was the North American Cup Overall Epee Champion and four years later he was named United States Olympic Committee Fencer of the Year. The years 1981,1982 and 1986 found Shelley United States National Epee Champion. Shelley was a member of the 1984 and 1988 United States Olympic Fencing Teams, was a member of the United States World Championship Team seven times between 1977 and 1987, and was part of the Pan American Games Team in 1979 (Gold Medal) and 1987 (Silver Medal). He was also United States National Epee Team Champion in 1985 and 1993.