Gary Van Der Wege

U.S. Paralympics

  • 2004
  • 2012

Name: Gary Van der Wege
Sport: Wheelchair Fencing
Events: Epee
Height: 6’0”
Current Residence: Kyle, Texas;
College:  Hope College '77, Theatre Arts; Texas State University, Theatre Arts Graduate Studies; Academie d'Armes Internationale, Prevot d'Armes 

Paralympic Experience:

  • 2004 Paralympic Games
  • 2012 Paralympic Games  

Career Highlights:

  • 2011 Pan American Zonal Championship, gold medal (epee)
  • 2009 National Sabre Champion
  • 2006 National Sabre Champion
  • 2002 U.S. World Championship Team
  • Four-time National Epee Champion (2002-05)

Facts: Son of John and Jean Van der Wege... Has two brothers, Robertus and Terrence, who influenced him with their involvement in Fencing... Married to Ting-Shun Chang Van der Wege... Has two sons, Kristiaan and Arje Maarten... Certified as a Fencing Coach by U.S. Fencing Association, Coaches College, and the Academie d'Armes Internationale... Currently Head Fencing Coach for Salle Poujardieu/San Antonio Fencing Center.

Learn more: 
US Wheelchair Fencing