Name: Gerek Meinhardt
Sport: Fencing
Discipline(s): Foil Fencing
Event(s): Individual, Team
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
DOB: 7/27/1990
Birthplace: San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
High School: Lick-Wilmerding High School (San Francisco, Calif.) ‘08
College: University of Notre Dame ’13, Information Technology Management (bachelor’s); Business Analytics and Marketing (master’s)
Coach(es): Greg Massialas
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (bronze)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th (individual); bronze (team)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 4th (team)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 10th (individual)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – bronze (individual)
  • Years of participation: 2007-11, 2013-15
  • Medals: 3 (1 silver, 2 bronzes)
  • Silver – 2013 (team)
  • Bronze – 2010 (individual); 2015 (individual)
  • First U.S. men’s fencer to win a senior world championship medal (2010)
  • First U.S. men’s fencer to win two individual senior world championship medals (2010, 2015)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2015 Pan American Games, gold (team); silver (individual)
  • 2011 Pan American Games, gold (team)
Personal: Son of Kurt and Jane Meinhardt...Has one older sister, Katie...Hobbies include playing basketball and listening to music...Began fencing at the age of 9...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) ...Was the youngest athlete ever to compete on a U.S. Olympic Fencing Team in 2008...Four-time NCAA All-American.