Ben Bratton


Sport & Fitness

Épée Fencer

- 2012 World Team Championships, GOLD (team)

- 2015 Pan American Championships, GOLD (team)

- 2016 Pan American Games, SILVER (team)

- 2017 National Championships, GOLD (individual & team)

My fencing journey began at age 10, when I started fencing lessons at the Peter Westbrook Foundation, a program for inner city kids with former Olympians as coaches. I was immediately intoxicated by the sport and was amazed by the way fencers moved and looked on the strip. In youth fencing I was ranked as the number one American fencer U-17 and Junior. I qualified for six Cadet/Junior World Championships. 

I attended St. John's University on a fencing scholarship where over the course of the next four years, was named to the All American team 3 times, and won two individual silver medals and one silver team medal in the NCAA Fencing Championships. 

In 2012, I became a World Champion in fencing as a member of the first U.S. Men’s Epee Team to win the Gold Medal in the history of the sport.

I have been a member of the USA Fencing Athlete Advisory Counsel and was named to the United States Olympic Committee Council on Racial and Social Justice, an athlete-led council formed to address the rules and systems in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements that create barriers to racial progress.

I am currently the assistant coach for men's and women's fencing at NYU and am currently coaching at the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia where I hope to develop the nations next generation of fencing athletes.


Dreaming Big for Aspiring Fencers

Duration : 30 mins
Thinking about taking up fencing? Or already a fencer and wondering if you can take it to the next level in the sport? Some thought starters for what we can cover together in this session: How to choose a coach, How to find the right competitive environment for training, What physical training program is right for you, Training/life balance in your life, and anything else of interest!
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Mental Fitness

Duration : 30 mins
The mental side of fencing can be just as important (or more) as physical fitness which is why it is its own session. We'll talk about maintaining mental composure under stress and how this can be applied to any sport, or even in your personal life.
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Fencing Bout Analysis

Duration : 45 mins
Let's get practical! After scheduling your session, you will be prompted to upload a video of your own fencing or of a video that you want to study. During the session I will provide evaluative feedback on your technique and strategy.
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