Tim Morehouse is an Olympic Silver Medalist, 3-time Olympic Team member (‘04, ‘08 ’12) and National Champion (’10 ’11) who has spearheaded the growth of fencing in the USA while fulfilling his life’s mission to uplift and educate people through his work with Teach For America, his foundation Fencing in the Schools and as a business consultant, speaker and author.
Tim is an entrepreneur whose work has included innovating the technology of fencing in partnership with IDEO, one of the leading design and innovation companies in the world, he has produced televised fencing events, Morehouse founded and produced the Fencing Masters Tournament, the largest spectator fencing competition in the U.S. and first nationally televised fencing tournament outside of the Olympics. He supports various non-profits and is an Athlete Ambassador for Right to Play and Laureus.
In 2011, Morehouse founded Fencing in the Schools– a non-profit program dedicated to bringing the sport of fencing to under-served communities throughout the country. Fencing in the Schools is currently the largest introductory fencing program in the country serving over 10,000 students with the sport of fencing while delivering positive messages about achievement and living a healthy lifestyle.
One of the highlights of his career took place in 2009 when he taught President Obama to fence on the White House lawn. In 2013, Tim was named one of the top fifty Most Dynamic, Demanding, and Outspoken philanthropists in America by Town and Country Magazine, he is the youngest recipient of Brandeis University‘s Alumni Achievement Award and was named by Fast Company as one of the most influential alumni of Teach For America. Tim was honored in 2012 at the White House as a Champion For Change for his work advocating and empowering youth.
Tim is also a TV personality whose experience includes working as a special correspondent for E! News and he has appeared on numerous national television programs including The Today Show, Access Hollywood and Inside Edition.
Tim is the author of American Fencer Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport and speaks regularly about the skills and power of setting Gold Medal Goals.
To learn more or contact Tim go to www.timmorehouse.com
AMERICAN FENCER: MODERN LESSONS FROM AN ANCIENT SPORT
In his fast-paced memoir, written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough neighborhood in New York City to fencing halls around the world and eventually the Olympic podium. Using the Italian adage Maestro di scherma, maestro di vita (Master fencing, master life] as his compass, Tim shows us the hidden and sometimes dangerous underbelly of international saber fencing and shows how revelations on the strip can inform our lives.
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Fencing Masters is the largest fencing spectator tournament franchise in the USA with 2000 guests attending the 2012 edition at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC which featured some of the worlds best fencers competing. Fencing Masters was the first nationally televised fencing tournament outside the Olympics airing on Universal Sports in 2012 and SNY in 2010.
Plans are underway for for Fencing Masters 3 to be held before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. www.fencingmastersnyc.com