Otto Schoenfeld was the first American known to have fenced in the Olympics* at the Paris games in 1900. He competed in the Master’s Sabre Event.
* F. Weill and Viscount d’Oyley (birth name: Alastair Ivan Ladislaus Lucidus Evans) also competed in the 1900 Paris Exposition (Olympics) for the United States. All were eliminated in the first round. Since no American fenced in the 1896 Games, these 3 men were the first to fence for the United States. There are no known photos of the other 2 competitors.
Thanks to George Masin and the Schoenfeld family for their research, without which this page about Otto Schoenfeld would not be possible.