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Gerek Meinhardt

Fencing

  • 2008
  • 2012

Event: Foil
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170lbs.
College: Senior at the University of Notre Dame majoring in information technology management, graduate of Lick-Wilmerding High School
Coach: Greg Massialas
Family: Parents: Kurt and Jane Meinhardt. Sister: Katie Meinhardt
Hobbies: Basketball and music
Favorite Movie: The Departed
Favorite TV Show: Arrested Development
Role Model: Older sister Katie Meinhardt who he grew up watching play basketball in gyms around the country and admires for her work ethic
Current U.S. Ranking: #3
Current World Ranking: #29

Olympic Teams: 2012, 2008
Senior World Championship Teams
: 2011, 2010 (Bronze), 2009, 2008, 2007
Pan American Games Teams: 2011 (Gold - Team)
Pan American Championship Teams: 2012 (Gold - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2011 (Gold - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2010 (Gold - Team), 2009 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2008 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2007 (Silver- Team, Gold - Individual), 2006 (Silver - Team)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2010 (Gold - Team, Silver - Individual), 2009 (Silver - Team, Bronze - Individual), 2008 (Gold - Team), 2007, 2006
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2007, 2006

Personal: Meinhardt began fencing at the age of nine and a half and was competing on the national level within a year as he quickly moved through the junior and senior ranks where he won gold in both the Division I and U20 events at the USA Fencing National Championships in 2007. Meinhardt became the first U.S. men's fencer ever to qualify for the Cadet, Junior and Senior World Teams all in the same year (2007) and went on to qualify for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team as the youngest athlete ever to compete on a U.S. Olympic Fencing Team. In 2010, Meinhardt became the first U.S. men's foil fencer ever to win a medal at the Senior World Championships where he brought home a broze.

Recent Competition History

2012:

  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I) 
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - January North American Cup (Division I)
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Fourth - Olympic Games
  • Fourth - La Coruna World Cup (Team)
  • Fifth - Havana World Cup (Team)
  • Sixth - Paris World Cup (Team)
  • Seventh - Bonn World Cup (Team)
  • 17th - St. Petersburg Grand Prix
  • 22nd - Havana World Cup (Individual) 
  • 22nd - La Coruna World Cup (Individual)
  • 23rd - Venice Grand Prix
  • 27th - Bonn World Cup (Individual)
  • 55th - Seoul World Cup (Individual)
  • 59th - Wakayama Grand Prix
  • 61st - Paris World Cup (Individual) 

2011:

  • Gold - Olympic Test Event
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Games (Team)
  • Gold - NCAA Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - December North American Cup
  • 13th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 34th - St. Petersburg Grand Prix
  • 34th - Seoul World Cup
  • 36th - Shanghai Grand Prix
  • 40th - Havana World Cup
2010:

  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Gold - NCAA Championships (Individual)
  • Silver - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - NCAA Championships (Team)
  • Fifth - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Eighth - Paris Grand Prix
  • Ninth - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • Ninth - Isla de Margarita World Cup
  • Ninth - Copenhagen World Cup
  • 10th - Montreal World Cup
  • 10th - Tokyo Grand Prix
  • 18th - Havana World Cup
  • 21st - Shanghai Grand Prix
  • 34th - St. Petersburg Grand Prix
  • 34th - Venice Grand Prix
2009:

  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Junior)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Silver - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Silver - NCAA Championships (Individual)
  • Silver - NCAA Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • Fifth - Bolivia World Cup
  • Fifth - Montreal World Cup
  • Ninth - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 10th - Havana World Cup
  • 10th - Shanghai Grand Prix
  • 14th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 18th - Paris Grand Prix
  • 21st - St. Petersburg Grand Prix
 
2008:

  • Gold - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Junior)
  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze - Venezuela World Cup
  • Fifth - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • Eighth - World Team Championships
  • 10th - Olympic Games
  • 12th - Montreal World Cup
  • 12th - Shanghai Grand Prix
  • 34th - Havana Grand Prix
2007:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Gold - Madrid Junior World Cup
  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Junior)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Fifth - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 18th - Cadet World Championships
  • 24th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
  • 28th - Senior World Championships
2006:

  • Gold - USA Fencing National Championships (Junior)
  • Silver - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Ninth - Cadet World Championships
  • Ninth - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 26th - Junior World Championships (Individual)

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