Many Hi-Rock campers spent this summer dreaming about being in the Olympics someday. Alumnus Tim Morehouse has realized that dream three times as part of the US Olympic fencing team. He is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing (’08 Beijing Games), two-time individual U.S. National Champion (’10 and ’11), 7-time world cup medalist and was #1-ranked U.S. men’s saber fencer from 2008- 2011. He also counts teaching President Obama how to fence in 2009 as one of his memorable fencing moments and returned to the White House this past September with the US Olympic and Paralympic Teams to visit the President and enjoy a hug from First Lady Michele Obama.
Tim has been busy since he last worked at Hi-Rock. In addition to the fencing achievements described above, Tim has a long list of accomplishments. He spent seven years working for Teach for America – three as a seventh grade teacher and four as a teacher trainer. In 2011, he founded the Fencing-in-the-Schools foundation – a non-profit program dedicated to bringing the sport of fencing to under-served communities throughout the country. He is also the founder and producer of the Fencing Masters Tournament, the largest spectator fencing competition in the U.S. and the only non-Olympic televised tournament in the United States. In April 2012, his auto-biography, American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport, was published. To read more about Tim, visit timmorehouse.com.