My prediction: Team USA Fencing will WIN the medal count by these Games!
This promo video for the Budapest Fencing World Championships is one of the coolest ones I’ve ever seen! Olympic champion Aron Szalagyi goes Matrix on some sword wielding bad guys!
Always good to have an endorsement by the leader of the free world!
The video is from the Chicago 2016 Olympic event at the White House in 2010.
Fencing in the Schools is launching programs with 1500+ students in 6 Harlem schools and we want to help make fencing a regular part of Physical Education in America to help kids lead healthier lives, to instill Olympic ideals and improve educational opportunities.
If you’d like to support us: http://www.crowdrise.com/fencingintheschools2013
Our US Men’s Foil Team is putting up some HISTORIC results.
I don’t know why this isn’t a bigger story but 2012 US Olympic team member Alex Massialas is leading the way with strong fencing in both the individual and team events. He finished SECOND in the individual event at this past weekend’s world cup in St. Petersburg as the team also captured the silver medal!!!
He’s won back-to-back medals at world cups (a bronze last tournament!) and I think the last person to do that was Cliff Bayer back in 1990s!!!
He’s clearly becoming our best men’s fencer across all weapons!
Not far behind, Gerek Meinhardt who also took Bronze at the past world cup made the top-8 in St. Petersburg.
Overall, our men’s foil team including Race Imboden and Miles Chamley-Watson has now won back to back medals in the team world cup events including the first ever gold medal in US history in the the team event.
They are looking like strong medal contenders for RIO 2016 if they can keep it up. Might we be looking at 2-3 Olympic medals out of our men’s foil team at the Rio Games? It certainly looks like they are capable.
My second piece for E! NEWS just aired tonight, an interview with Olympic champion Shawn Johnson, so I wanted to take a little time to just write about this new endeavor and chapter in my career.
I’ve spent most of my Olympic career being the interviewee on shows including Access Hollywood, the Today Show and a few times on E! News, but a few months ago I got the opportunity to step to the other side of the business thanks to the very awesome folks at E! News!
In bigger sports there is more of a clear transition to broadcasting. Soccer players who end their careers can broadcast soccer matches for example, and obviously the big sports have tons of opportunities to get on-air. Michael Strahan comes immediately to mind as someone who has done a great job going from covering his sports to now on-air with Kelly Ripa.
In a sport like fencing where our competitions are not on TV much (net yet at least!) it can be much harder to cross over and gain experience so I feel very fortunate to have gotten this opportunity.
I first met the E! folks out and about in NYC and had my first opportunity to go on-air with them and their correspondent Alicia Quarles when I modeled and unveiled the London 2012 the Ralph Lauren opening ceremony outfit with David Lauren and soccer star Heather Mitts last year. I also shot a piece with them in London when I taught Ross Mathews to fence and it was really a pleasure to work with their folks…and so a relationship was born that has led me to be on-air for them doing the interviewing!
For E! I’m going to be covering sports and athletes with an entertainment edge. It has been great so far learning the ropes from the people at E! News and I’ve been approaching it like I do my training for sports. Trying to practice my skills, watching the show each night and trying to learn from the best, working with a coach and I’m also working with an on-air TV agent now, Seth Mayeri at Evolution Media, who is helping me make the transition.
My first interview was with NY Ranger Brad Richards who is the face of a shirt line called Untuckit and in my interview with Shawn Johnson we talked about her workout routine which includes the Nike + Kinect system and she offered her advice to her 2012 Olympic champion gymnast counterparts.
Thanks for all your support and keep a look out for me as I continue to make my move to broadcasting!
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“Team for Tomorrow provides me with a platform to contribute to making the world a better place,” said Morehouse. “It’s humbling to see my fellow athletes share the excitement I have in giving back to others. As Olympians, we have a responsibility to give back, and I would not be where I am today if it were not for the wonderful role models and mentors in my own life.”
At 4pm on Tuesday, Morehouse will speak with young athletes at the YMCA about the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle as well as his personal story of determination and commitment. He will also encourage young people to reach for their dreams.
After his presentation, Morehouse will give a demonstration and allow the participants to try their hand at fencing.
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The sport of fencing is getting props from the folks at Google today! Their fencing doodle is great and going to put the sport of fencing on the minds of millions (billions?) of people today!
The Men’s Health Olympic Issue is on-stands now with a great profile on me that includes training and diet tips from me and the folks helping me get ready for London 2012 from TECHNOGYM and BistroMD. Very proud to represent these great brands!
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And hope you’ll be coming to see me fence at Fencing Masters in NYC on the evening of Tuesday, June 26! www.fencingmastersnyc.com/tickets
This is awesome!
You can catch Mariel along with most of the 2012 US Olympic Fencing Team competing LIVE in NYC at Fencing Masters: Kick-Off to London on Tuesday, June 26. Tickets are going fast…don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!
Tickets and info: www.fencingmastersnyc.com