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Ben Bratton

HOMETOWN:
Queens, N.Y.

BIRTHDATE:
June 18, 1985

Event: Epee
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175 lbs. 
Birthplace: New York City
Current Residence: New York City
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology from St. John's University (2007)
Club: Peter Westbrook Foundation and Fencers Club
Current U.S. Ranking: No. 6
Current World Ranking: No. 79

Senior World Championship Teams: 2015, 2012 (Gold - Team), 2011, 2010 (Silver - Team), 2009, 2007
Pan American Championship Teams: 2015 (Gold - Team), 2011 (Gold - Team), 2010

Personal: A graduate of St. John's University, Bratton made history in 2012 when he became the first African-American fencer to win a World Championship title as a member of the U.S. Men's Epee Team that won gold at the World Team Championships -- a first for any USA Men's Fencing Team. 

Recent Competition History

2015:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Bronze - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Seventh - Pan American Championships (Individual) 
  • 11th - January North American Cup (Division I)
  • 26th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 62nd - Vancouver World Cup

2014:

  • Gold - October North American Cup
  • Bronze - December North American Cup (Division I)
  • Ninth - July North American Cup (Division I)
  • 18th - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 18th - January North American Cup (Division I)
  • 29th - Tallinn World Cup

2013:

  • Fifth - December North American Cup

2012:

  • Gold - World Team Championships
  • Silver - Legnano World Cup (Team)
  • Fourth - Paris World Cup (Team)
  • 48th - Tallin World Cup (Individual)

2011:

  • Gold - Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Fifth - Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • 22nd - Rio de Janeiro World Cup
  • 28th - USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 30th - Stockholm Grand Prix

2010:

  • Silver - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 15th - Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 15th - Montreal World Cup
  • 17th - Pan American Championships 
  • 30th - Buenos Aires World Cup
  • 53rd - Legnano Grand Prix

2009:

  • 14th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 25th - Senior World Championships (Individual)

2007:

  • 19th - Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 118th - Senior World Championships (Individual)