Goldstein, Ralph

(1913-1997) – AFLA national foil medalist; national epee finalist. Member, U.S. Olympic team (1948, ’56); captain (1960). Editor, “American Fencing” magazine (1969-76).


Mike DeCicco (left) had the pleasure of inducting fencing great Ralph Goldstein (center) into the Helms Hall of Fame at a presentation at the NYAC on January 29th. Mr. DeCicco, president of the N.F.C.A.A, also presented an award to the late Tracy Jaeckel, which was received by Alan Ruben (right), A.F.L.A. prexy.

Ralph Goldstein officiating a bout between Ohio State fencing team captain Ivan Gilbert (left) against Byron Krieger in 1940.

1948 Olympic team aboard the Queen Elizabeth
Left to Right: Warren Dow, Ralph Goldstein, Norman Lewis, Joe deCapriles, George Worth, Mike deCapriles, Tibor Nyilas, Gus Prokop

Left to right: Ralph Goldstein, George Worth, Allan Kwartler, Albert Axelrod, Leonard Turk, Dr. Paul Moss. All representing the Salle Santelli Club of New York.

US Pan Am Games foil team champs in 1959.
l to r – Joseph Paletta, Albert  Axelrod, Gene Glazer, Harold Goldsmith, Ed Richards, Roland Wommack, Ralph Goldstein

Fencing Olympians on board Queen Elizabeth in 1948
Left to right:   Gus Prokop, Ralph Goldstein, George Worth, Tibor Nyilas