Craig has been fencing since he saw Peter Westbrook win a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics. Craig has covered the sport of fencing since 1995 via articles and newsletters on Fencing.Net. He has most recently re-entered competitive fencing in the Vet40 age category.

Jon Aspin has been writing about sport since he played in a losing Collegiate Cup football final at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, South Australia, 17 years ago. Travelling and working on multiple continents in the ensuing years, he now divides his time between sub-editing daily news in Vietnam, pondering his next bicycle purchase and various freelance assignments. He's never quite gotten over that loss though.

Mitchell started fencing in 2001 at Clemson University and has been involved in the sport ever since. After retiring from competition, Mitchell is still active in the community.

Elizabeth Athanas holds a MS in Sport Psychology.

Michael Green has been fencing for 16 years, owns Emerald City Fencing Club and is a Foil Coach at Rain City Fencing Center. He's the first American to be accepted into the FIE Coaching Academy in Budapest, Hungary.

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics) counsels both casual and competitive athletes in her Boston-area practice (more specifically, in Newton, MA; 617-795-1875). For fueling help, read her bestselling Sports Nutrition Guidebook and food guides for new runners, marathoners or soccer players. See for information about her books and teaching materials, and

Dr John Heil is a sport psychologist and clinical psychologist with Psychological Health Roanoke. He is a longstanding Sport Psychology consultant for US Fencing, as well as, Chair of Sport Science and Technology. He also serves as editor of the Sport Science column in American Fencing Magazine. Dr Heil provides performance consulting to sports organizations, police & public safety agencies and in the medical field. He is widely published in sport and performance psychology.

Josh Rigsby is a feature columnist for and an epeeist on the Southern California Division. When not writing or fencing (or writing about fencing) he enjoys working at his church in downtown Los Angeles.

John has been fencing for more than 10 years. He started in 2006 at a club in Columbia before going to Clemson. He currently holds an A rating and will graduate this year with a degree in English.

I am an attorney now practicing disability law in CA and in the last 5 years have had 2 brain surgeries, 3 strokes and 4 seizures. I was lucky enough to have Scott Rogers as my coach before he moved, now coached by Tedd Padgitt. I also started a wheelie cause on Facebook where people can donate to Wheelchair Fencing in America and I am doing fundraising for the sport all over. (without much success.)

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