Jason Rogers

USA Fencing

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Event:  Saber
Height:  6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs.
 Birthplace:  Houston, Texas
Current Residence: New York, N.Y.
Coach:  Daniel Costin

Personal:

Jason Nicholas Rogers is the son of F.D. "Chuck" and Kathleen Rogers...He will be competing in his second consecutive Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing, China...He just missed out on a medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece as he was a member of the U.S. men's saber team that finished fourth in the team competition...Rogers graduated from Brentwood High School in Los Angeles, Calif. in June 2001...Was a Brentwood Scholar with a +3.6 Grade Point Average during grades nine through 12...Won the Bank of America Math and Science Award, which is awarded to the top all-around math/science student during his/her senior year...Graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology...Jason also speaks some French...Competed in four years of varsity fencing for Ohio State...Was a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist in 2005...Was named a first team All-American three times while at Ohio State; also was a three-time bronze medalist...Was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, the top academic/athletic honor for Ohio State graduating seniors...Was named a two-time Academic All-American (one first team and one second team)...When not fencing, Jason enjoys playing the guitar and catching up on his reading...Enjoys reading about his long-lost hobby; skateboarding which he gave up many years ago when he decided to focus on fencing...Also has a fondness for DJ-ing, golf, soccer, surfing and snowboarding...Is left-handed...Was the youngest U.S. man ever to achieve an "A" rating, at the age of 14, in 1997...On his i-Pod you will find old hip-hop that makes him think of high school (Common, Mos Def. A Tribe Called Quest); new hip-hop (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z); random rock (Paramore, Blink 182, Led Zepplin) and a splash of techno (BT, DJ Teisto)...His favorite movie is The Fifth Element and his favorite sports movie is Miracle...His favorite television show is Mad Men for its period accuracy and sublime actors...Lists Roger Federer has his role model because of his inhuman "cool" under pressure, maturity in the limelight and indefatigable passion for excellence...Jason says that what makes him a unique person is the fact that he really enjoys the process of training.  "Every day is a new day to figure out something new that can make you just a little bit better.  I think very few people relish in the process"...Additionally he prides himself on his academic success, as it was so difficult to juggle his myriad of activities in college...He also looks forward to pursuing another degree upon his retirement from fencing.

Competition Record:
2008 - Olympic Games Silver medal in Team Sabre
2008 - Member of the U.S. Olympic Team, Beijing, China
2008 - Grand Prix in Las Vegas, Nev., Sixth Place Team
2007 - Grand Prix World Cup in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Bronze Medal
2007 - U.S. National Championships, Gold Medal Team
2004 - Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, 25th Place Individual and Fourth Place Team
2004 - Grand Prix World Cup in New York, N.Y., Gold Medal Team

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