Brandeis Alumnus and Olympian Morehouse Makes pitch to promote Fencing
Daily News Tribune by David Ostrowsky
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.