Tim Morehouse Media July, 2009

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Brandeis Alumnus and Olympian Morehouse Makes pitch to promote Fencing
D
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To the casual observer, garnering a silver medal in the Olympics – something Brandeis alum Tim Morehouse and his saber mates did in Beijing last summer – would be enough.

Instead, Morehouse used his silver medal as a springboard for promoting fencing to schools, corporations and anyone else interested in listening to the top-ranked fencer in the United States.

Olympic Celebrity Reveals Sleek Physique Secret
Joanne Eglash
Beijing Olympics silver medal champion Tim Morehouse began his fencing career in middle school. “I was the last person anyone expected to see in Athens in 2004 because I’m not a natural athlete, I don’t fence by the book, and I had no financial backing as I traveled around the world attempting to qualify for the Olympic team,” recalls Tim. He eventually became an alternate.

Movers and Shakers: Tim Morehouse, Silver Medal Winner of the Men’s Saber Team at the 2008 Olympics
by Peachy Deegan

Tim Morehouse was born and raised in New York City in Manhattan and also in Riverdale in the Bronx. There are very few Olympians who are born, raised and actually train in NYC and he is one of them. He won a Silver Medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in men’s saber team. The club where he trains is the Manhattan Fencing Center located on 39th and 8th. His teammates and he have the goal to win the first gold medal in men’s fencing history while also bringing fencing to a new level of national recognition. Tim has been out on the NYC social scene promoting himself and his sport this past year and attended some of the hottest events in town while helping to promote great charities such as Boys Town and Right To Play. Also he is a motivational speaker and has mostly been speaking to companies in NYC.

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NEW YORK – JULY 09: Olympic Medalists Tim Morehouse and Jason Rogers attend a screening of “500 Days Of Summer” hosted by The Cinema Society with Brooks Brothers and Cotton at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room on July 9, 2009 in New York City. (http://topics.treehugger.com/photo/0cm4fYf9I3dxX)

US Fencing Team Delivers Record Breaking-Performance
Olympic Team USA and NBC Universal Sports Websites by Derek McIlver

SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR (July 9, 2009)-Team USA Fencing delivered a powerful performance at the Pan American Championships, winning more medals than any other fencing team in the history of the competition. During the tournament, the team captured 10 out of a possible 12 gold medals, taking home a total of 22 medals and sweeping three events. 

(Read More: http://teamusa.org/news/article/14168)

Olympians Host Feisty Fencing Clinic
by Scott Buccheit

Saturday night I attended a fencing clinic at the Manhattan Fencing Center hosted by my friends, the silver medal Olympians Tim Morehouse, Jason Rogers and James Williams. I have a new respect for the Olympic athletes after experiencing just a couple hours of the sport.

30,000 Hits and Counting! (Thank You Readers!)

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February was really a breakthrough month for this blog!   This is the first month we’ve had 8000+ reads and we’ve now crossed the 30,000 mark for overall reads!   Yeah! 

The blog is now “syndicated” or carried on usfencing.org, the US Olympic website, Manhattan Fencing Center and recently, the famous photographer Patrick McMullan, has agreed to run some of our entries on his site! (More on this exciting news later!)  


The readers of fencing.net have also been hugely supportive, as have our favorite writers and friends Scott Buchheit of guest of a guest and Danica Lo from the NY Post.  A special shout out to Rachelle and guestofaguest.com for being such a great champion!  And, to Liz and Margie for their support early on in this growth process.
   Courtney Winninger at the USFA has also been extremely helpful geting the blog up on the USFA website and helping with technical support. 
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Also, special thanks to my friend and teammate Jason Rogers who has written several articles and helped tremendously with editing and content. 
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I can’t forget my Mom for always letting me know when I misspell something or need a grammar correction! Thanks Mom!

Thank you everyone!!!

Tim
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Open ’09 With Olympians Raises $4000 for Right To Play

New Year’s Eve was our latest endeavor into the New York City events scene with a party of our own design, the aptly named, “Open ’09 with Olympians” at Elmo’s Lounge.

Counting down to 2009...10,9,8,7...
Counting down to 2009 with Richie…10,9,8,7…

With very little experience about what it takes to throw a cool party and sell tickets (why does everyone wait until the last minute to finalize NYE plans?!?!), we were in a bit over our heads, but  in the end we learned a lot of valuable party planning lessons and  it all came together with a packed house, a hip crowd and most importantly— we raised about $4000 dollars for the Right To Play charity!

Steve (one of Elmo's Owners) with Mo Rocca and me
Steve (one of Elmo’s Owners) with Mo Rocca and me

The hilarious Mo Rocca, a long time contributor to Daily Show, was in attendance and while he chatted with partiers, Richie Rich’s dancing and revelry helped set a fun tone.  In attendance were a number of Olympians including Judo champion and two-time Olympian Taraje Williams-Murray, Canadian swimmer Nikki Dryden and Olympic Silver and Bronze Medal winning diver Anne Montminy along with a packed house of friends that helped us bring in 2009 with a bang!

Matt and a lot of girls
Matt and a lot of girls
Now, a few tips from our experience throwing this party (Somewhere Scott Buccheit is laughing at me as I write)

 

 One good idea when throwing a party is to recruit folks with a lot of friends to help you host. We learned this lesson late in the game,(luckily we learned it!) but thanks to Alison Goldman, Eva Snopek, Ember Dahlvig and Jackie Gonzalez for bringing a crew of friends! 

Alison Goldman and her Crew
Alison Goldman and her Crew

Another good idea is to make sure that the person you hire to work your door doesn’t get drunk and pass out on the job! Yes, our door man was passed out by 11pm and then proceeded to vomit.   Let’s just say our door might not have been as well guarded as it needed to be! 

2-Time Olympian and Judo Champion Taraje
Our friend 2-Time Olympian in Judo Taraje Williams-Murray

And lastly, in the category of things I never thought I would be doing, at one point we had 50 women RSVPed and only 5 men, and we had to spend quality time trying to find men to come to our party!  (Haha, I remember back in high school when I might have struggled to get 2 girls to come a party…times have certainly changed!)

MORE PICTURES! (You can go to guestofaguest.com to check out more pictures)

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Special kudos to Geoff Welch who drove all the way from Boston to attend and Luz for working our door once our doorman went down! :-)