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Foil Prodigy Gerek Meinhardt Signs On To Join Notre Dame Fencing Program In 2008-09 December 20, 2007

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Seventeen-year-old San Francisco native currently ranked number one among all U.S. men’s foilists; also second in world under-20 rankings.
Dec. 13, 2007

Fencing prodigy Gerek Meinhardt – a 17-year-old who already holds the nation’s top ranking among all men’s foilists and is ranked second in the world among under-20 foilists – recently signed on to join the Notre Dame fencing program, starting in the 2008-09 academic year. The Olympic hopeful has been ranked first in the nation at five different age groups (ranging from 12 years old to the senior-level listing) and became the youngest men’s foil national champion in U.S. fencing history, after topping current Columbia University junior Kurt Getz at the 2007 Summer Nationals in Miami. As a 16-year-old, Meinhardt became the first male fencer – from any of the three weapons – ever to earn a spot in the U.S. senior, junior (U-20) and cadet (U-17) national teams during the same season.

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