His foundation, Fencing in the Schools, teaches kids focus, mindfulness, character-building traits of Olympians
About Tim Morehouse
Tim Morehouse, a New York City native (born July 29, 1978), is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing ('08 Beijing Games), two-time individual U.S. National Champion ('10 and '11), 7-time world cup medalist and #1-ranked U.S. men's saber fencer from 2008-2011. Tim will be competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games, his third Olympic team.
He is the author of American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport, Founder and Producer of the Fencing Masters Tournament, the largest spectator fencing competition in the U.S. and the only non-Olympic televised tournament in the United States.
In 2011, Morehouse founded the Fencing-in-the-Schools foundation – a non-profit program dedicated to bringing the sport of fencing to under-served communities throughout the country. He also is a media personality known for promoting the sport of fencing.
Morehouse has been featured on the Today Show, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, MSNBC and Bloomberg News and in Esquire magazine, Vanity Fair, USA Today and the Sports Business Journal. In 2009, Morehouse taught President Obama to fence on the White House Lawn.
Morehouse is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field of play in the sport. He is an eight-time U.S. National Team member and two-time Olympian who won seven Pan Am titles between 2005 and 2007. Morehouse has won six World Cup medals and his silver medal win at the 2008 Beijing Games with teammates Keeth Smart, Jason Rogers and James Williams stands as the highest finish of any men's event in U.S. Olympic fencing history.
Off the field, he was a 7th grade teacher for three years with the Teach For America program and worked on staff at Teach For America for four years as teacher trainer. Morehouse also is an athlete ambassador for the charity Right To Play.
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