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The Face Of Fencing: Race Imboden Is Up For The Task

10/20/2015, 5:30pm CDT
By Dennis Biles /

Race Imboden won the 2014-15 Overall World Cup title in men's foil. Photo Credit: Serge Timacheff /

World No. 1 Race Imboden. Photo Credit: U.S. Olympic Committee

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Race Imboden is known as the “Face of Fencing,” and for good reason.

Not only is he an Olympian and the world’s top-ranked foil fencer, the 22-year-old Brooklyn resident has also garnered considerable prestige for his side profession as a menswear model.

Imboden’s two blossoming careers make for a demanding schedule and expectations, but as the man who has been designated to lead U.S. foil fencing into a new era, Imboden embraces the challenges with the same fervent spirit that fueled his meteoric rise to the top of the rankings.

“When I was younger I played a lot of sports; I was pretty good at all the sports I was doing,” said Imboden, the first U.S. man to win an individual FIE Overall World Cup title, which he did in 2015. “The sport I was the worst at was fencing, but it was the thing I loved to do and I wanted to be good at it ... more>

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