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Tim Morehouse to Give Free Fencing Demonstration at Union Square Barnes & Noble on Jan. 12

01/10/2013, 3:00pm CST
By Alan Miller

2008 Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse will be joined by fellow Olympic Team members for free fencing demonstration and book signing

Tim Morehouse. Photo Credit: Les Walker / Zuma Press

Beijing Olympic silver medalist Tim Morehouse and three of his Olympic teammates will host a book signing and free live fencing demonstration at Barnes & Noble in Union Square (33 East 17th Street NYC) on Saturday, Jan. 12 from noon to 2 p.m.

Featured will be Morehouse fast-paced memoir “American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport”. Written with best-selling author Garth Sundem, Morehouse describes his life’s inspiring trajectory from a rough New York City neighborhood to the Olympic podium.

Morehouse, a two-time national fencing champion, will be joined by Olympians Daryl HomerKeeth Smart and Dagmara Wozniak for live fencing demonstrations and to share inspirational stories from their Olympic journeys. 

The event is free and open to the public. Those purchasing American Fencer at the Union Square store or online at will receive priority seating at the event.

New York City native, Morehouse is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing (2008), three-time Olympic Team Member (2004, 2008, 2012) two-time individual U.S. National Champion (2010, 2011), seven-time World Cup medalist and the top-ranked United States men's saber fencer from 2008-11. He recently returned from the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England, where he finished in the top-8 in both the individual and team men’s saber events.

Morehouse recently founded the Fencing in the Schools Foundation (, which will launch pilot programs in six Harlem schools in March, 2013. Approximately 2,000 children are scheduled to participate, making it the largest introductory fencing program in the U.S.

Well known for promoting the sport of fencing, Morehouse produces Fencing Masters, the largest fencing spectator tournament in the country. He works tirelessly to publicize the sport he loves, and even taught President Barack Obama to fence on the White House lawn!

A veteran presenter, Morehouse has spoken to more than 40,000 students across the U.S. since 2008 and has been the keynote speaker for companies such as Blackrock, Habitat for Humanity, Google, British Petrolium (BP), Hugo Boss, AmeriCorps and Ameriprise.

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