Race Imboden

USA Fencing

  • 2012

Event: Foil
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Club: Empire United Fencing
Coach: Jed Dupree
Education: Freshman at St. John's University
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Current U.S. Ranking: #1 (Junior), #1 (Senior)
Current World Ranking: #53 (Junior), #9 (Senior)

Olympic Teams: 2012
Senior World Championship Teams
:
2011 (Eighth)
Junior World Championship Teams
: 2012 (Gold - Team), 2011 (Gold - Team)
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2010 (Bronze)

Personal: Imboden took up fencing when, as a child, a stranger saw him playing with swords in a park and suggested he take up fencing. By 16, Imboden had qualified for his first major international team and had earned a bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships in 2010. On the junior level, Imboden won back-to-back gold medals in the team event at the Junior World Championships. Imboden says his coach, 2004 Olympian Jed Dupree, opened his eyes to the mental aspects of fencing which have allowed him to acheive the success he has had in recent years, but he still says one of his biggest challenges is controlling his emotions on the strip.

Recent Career History

2012:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - January North American Cup (Division I)
  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - Paris World Cup (Individual)
  • Bronze - Seoul World Cup (Individual)
  • Bronze - October North American Cup (Division I)
  • Fourth - Olympic Games (Team)
  • Fifth - Havana World Cup (Team)
  • Sixth - Paris Foil World Cup (Team)
  • Ninth - Olympic Games (Individual)
  • 11th - Wakayama Grand Prix
  • 17th - Havana World Cup (Individual)

2011:

  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Gold - USA Fencing Division I National Championships
  • Gold - North American Cup C (Junior)
  • Gold - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • Silver - Lignano Junior World Cup
  • Fifth - Modling Junior World Cup
  • Eighth - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 10th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 12th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 48th - Seoul World Cup
  • 41st - Shanghai Grand Prix
  • 42nd - Coruna World Cup

2010:

  • Gold - London Junior World Cup
  • Silver - USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships (Cadet)
  • Bronze - Cadet World Championships
  • 14th - Luxembourg Junior World Cup
  • 34th - Montreal World Cup

2009:

  • Gold - USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships (Junior)
  • Gold - USA Fencing Junior Olympic Championships (Cadet)
  • Gold - North American Cup B (Division I)
  • 11th - London Junior World Cup
  • 19th - Montreal World Cup 

2008:

  • Bronze - Montreal Junior World Cup

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