Dwight School Alumnus, #1 U.S. Senior Men’s Foil Fencer Race Imboden ’11, Goes for Olympic Gold

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Top-Ranked Race Imboden Lives His Olympic Fencing Dream in London.

Race Imboden at the Fencing Masters, Hammerstein Ballroom

Everyone at Dwight is so proud of Race and his meteoric rise to the Olympics.

Today, Team USA fencer Race Imboden, 2011 graduate of Dwight School, will begin living his Olympic dream. Ranked #1 in the Senior Men’s Foil USA Fencing Division, he is currently #5 in the world.

Mr. Imboden was named to the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team before his 19th birthday in April https://www.multivu.com/mnr/55749-race-imboden-dwight-school-alumnus-united-states-olympic-fencing-team

In October 2011, he finished in the top eight at the World Championships in Catania. In January 2012, Mr. Imboden captured an unprecedented bronze medal at the prestigious Challenge International de Paris World Cup; won his second World Cup bronze at the SK Trophée in Seoul; and in June, captured his second consecutive Pan American Zonal Championship gold medal in Cancun, along with the Men’s Foil team gold.

“Words cannot express how excited I am to be competing, especially in London because my mother is from England. For ten years, I have been working toward this goal. It will finally become real when I walk alongside my teammates tonight in the opening ceremonies. I owe an enormous debt to my parents for their amazing support and sacrifice. I’m also grateful to Dwight, which allowed me the time and flexibility to train and compete while a high school student,” said Mr. Imboden.

Dwight School is dedicated to igniting the “spark of genius” in every child. Dwight offers scholar-athletes like Mr. Imboden the ability to pursue their passion while still meeting the rigorous demands of the International Baccalaureate curriculum. Mr. Imboden selected Dwight because of its focus on personalized learning, which is one of the School’s three pillars, along with community and global vision http://www.dwight.edu

“Everyone at Dwight is so proud of Race and his meteoric rise to the Olympics. He represents the very finest of students who aspires to be a champion. All of us will be cheering Race on from New York in his quest for a medal,” said Chancellor Stephen Spahn.

About Dwight School
Established in 1872, Dwight is an independent school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Offering the full International Baccalaureate program for students from Pre-K-12, Dwight has campuses and programs in London, Vancouver Island, Beijing, and Seoul. Graduates attend leading colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Oxford.

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