Event: Epee, Foil and Saber
Birthplace: Redwood Falls, Minn.
Weight: 138 lbs.
Education: Master's degree, Bachelor's degree in nutrition from the College of St. Catherine
Occupation: Retired pediatric dietitian
Club: Infinity Fencing Alliance and Washington Fencing Alliance
Coaches: Atilio Tass and Wang Yung
Family: Two sons Michael and Brendan Vanous; two grandsons Noah and Matthew Vanous
Hobbies: Fencing, hiking, skiing, pottery, writing, knitting Tokien Society, grandchildren
How She Started Fencing: She needed a new sport at age 63
Number of Years Fencing: More than 15
Favorite Fencing Memory: Her first World gold medal, when the U.S. National Anthem was played and the U.S. flag was on top
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 4 (Veteran +70 Saber)
Veteran World Championship Teams: 2020, 2019, 2018 (Bronze - Team Saber), 2017 (Gold - Team Saber), 2016, 2015 (Gold - Individual and Team Saber), 2014 (Gold - Individual and Team Saber), 2013 (Silver - Saber), 2012 (Gold - Saber), 2011 (Silver - Saber), 2010 (Bronze - Saber), 2009 (Silver - Saber), 2008 (Bronze - Saber), 2007 (Bronze - Foil and Saber), 2006