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Fencing: Jason Rogers is taking the Rhodes less traveled August 10, 2008

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.

11:31 PM, August 6, 2008
BEIJING — Jason Rogers is smart.

Smart enough to graduate summa cum laude from Ohio State with one B in four years. Smart enough to be a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship.

 But not smart enough, apparently, to see into the future. Because when the West Los Angeles fencer’s life stalled at a crossroads three years ago, he wasn’t sure which path was going to help him more.  If he took the Rhodes scholarship, he would have to give up a fencing career that had already produced four national championships, three World Cup medals, a silver and bronze in World Cup competition and an Olympic berth in men’s sabre. And if he chose fencing, what, then, would happen to his academic future?

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