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Jason Rogers

HOMETOWN:
Los Angeles, Calif.

BIRTH YEAR:
1983

BIRTHPLACE:
Houston, Texas

Event:  Saber
Height:  6' 0"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Current Residence: London, Great Britain
Education: Bachelor's degree in psychology with summa cum laude honors from Ohio State University

Coach:  Daniel Costin
Honors:

  • 2005 Rhodes Scholar finalist
  • Won the Bank of America Math and Science Award, which is awarded to the top all-around math/science student during his/her senior year of high school 
  • Brentwood Scholar with a +3.6 Grade Point Average during grades nine through 12.

Olympic Teams: 2008 (Silver - Team), 2004

Personal: After missing a bronze medal by just a touch in the team competition at the 2004 Olympic Games, Rogers made history with Team USA when the Americans took home a silver medal -- the first medal win in men's team saber for the United States i more than 50 years.

Was named a first team All-American three times while at Ohio State; also was a three-time bronze medalist...Was awarded the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, the top academic/athletic honor for Ohio State graduating seniors...Was named a two-time Academic All-American (one first team and one second team)...When not fencing, Jason enjoys playing the guitar and catching up on his reading...Enjoys reading about his long-lost hobby; skateboarding which he gave up many years ago when he decided to focus on fencing...Also has a fondness for DJ-ing, golf, soccer, surfing and snowboarding...Is left-handed...Was the youngest U.S. man ever to achieve an "A" rating, at the age of 14, in 1997...On his i-Pod you will find old hip-hop that makes him think of high school (Common, Mos Def. A Tribe Called Quest); new hip-hop (Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Jay-Z); random rock (Paramore, Blink 182, Led Zepplin) and a splash of techno (BT, DJ Teisto)...His favorite movie is The Fifth Element and his favorite sports movie is Miracle...His favorite television show is Mad Men for its period accuracy and sublime actors...Lists Roger Federer has his role model because of his inhuman "cool" under pressure, maturity in the limelight and indefatigable passion for excellence...Jason says that what makes him a unique person is the fact that he really enjoys the process of training.  "Every day is a new day to figure out something new that can make you just a little bit better.  I think very few people relish in the process"...Additionally he prides himself on his academic success, as it was so difficult to juggle his myriad of activities in college...He also looks forward to pursuing another degree upon his retirement from fencing.

Competition Record:
2008 - Olympic Games Silver medal in Team Sabre
2008 - Member of the U.S. Olympic Team, Beijing, China
2008 - Grand Prix in Las Vegas, Nev., Sixth Place Team
2007 - Grand Prix World Cup in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Bronze Medal
2007 - U.S. National Championships, Gold Medal Team
2004 - Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, 25th Place Individual and Fourth Place Team
2004 - Grand Prix World Cup in New York, N.Y., Gold Medal Team