’96 Olympians, photo taken in the holding area prior to Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta
Photo By Carl Borack
1996 Olympic Team at the White House
Team USA, winners of the Pan Am Zonal women’s Team Epee competition. Courtney Hurley, Danielle Henderson, Kelley Hurley and Lindsay Campbell.
USFA national foil champion (1984); national epee champion (1982, ’83,’84, ’86).
NIWFA foil champion (1975,’77) for San Jose State. Assistant Director USFA Coaches College. Coach, Texas Fencing Academy.
Jessica Burke overcomes illness, hardships to become star fencer
Not many athletes can boast that they are Olympic candidates in a sport that they once hated. And not many athletes can return to championship form after suffering a career-threatening illness.
Senior Jessica Burke of the Penn State fencing team is one of a rare breed, however.
Jane Littmann – the first A rated women’s epee fencer in the world.
2-time US Epee champion Leslie Marx
When Leslie Marx is asked how she is able to juggle her position as an assistant professor at the Simon School of business at the University of Rochester with her standing as the top U.S. epee fencer, she responds with a laugh, “A forgiving employer.”
5-time US National Foil Team Champion and 2-time US National Epee Champion with Tanner City FC under Joe Pechinsky, Cathy is one of only a handful of women in US fencing history to be nationally ranked in the top 10 in both foil and epee in the same year, an achievement she accomplished 3 times.
Video: Cathy McClellan interviewed by Andy Shaw
From the New York Times, August 30, 2000
OLYMPICS; First, There Was Parrying With Mother
Donna Stone, Olympian and champion epeeist from New Jersey. Donna Stone was 5th in the world in 1989.
Ruby Watson of the Metropolitan Division was the most formidable voice year after year for the development and inclusion of Women’s Epee and Women’s Saber in US Division 1 and Olympic events.
Best Non-Medaling Olympic Performances
8th Place WET 1996
Elaine Cheris, Nhi Lan Le, Leslie Marx
Vincent Hayden Bradford 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986
Donna Lee Stone 1987, 1990, 1994
2006, Courtney Hurley, CWE
1998, Jessica Burke, Kate Rudkin, Arlene Stevens, JWET
1999, Jessica Burke, JWE
1999, Andrea Ament, CWE
2002, Sada Jacobson, JWE
2002, Kerry Walton, JWE
2003, Kamara James, JWE
2004, Keri Byerts, CWE