Jonathan Yergler

USA Fencing

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Event: Epee
Height: 6'
Weight: 190lbs. 
Birthplace: Orlando, Fla. 
Current Residence: Winter Park, Fla.
Education: Senior at Princeton University
Hobbies: Basketball and reading
Current U.S. Ranking: #5

Honors:
  • 2010, 2011 and 2012 NCAA All-American 
  • 2012 First Team All-Ivy
  • 2011 Second Team All-Ivy
Junior World Championship Teams: 2010, 2008
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2008

Recent Competition History

2012:
  • Gold - NCAA Championships
  • Silver - November North American Cup (Division I)
  • Bronze - October North American Cup (Division I)
  • 19th - January North American Cup (Division I)
  • 20th - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
2011:
  • Silver - NCAA Championships
2010:
  • Ninth - NCAA Championships 
  • 18th - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 55th - Junior World Championships (Individual)
2008:
  • 12th - Junior World Championships (Team)
  • 21st - Cadet World Championships 
  • 53rd - Junior World Championships (Individual)

How did you start fencing? 
I found a local club near me when I was seven years old and fell in love with the sport.

What has been your favorite moment in fencing?
Qualifying for the 2008 World Championships.
 
What was one of the biggest challenges you've had to overcome?
During high school, I had to drive a 400-mile roundtrip to train for fencing every weekend.

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