This week in the lead up to World Fencing Day, USA Fencing is celebrating our Life Members, their dedication to the sport and their role in the #USAFencingFamily.
Meet Jorge Gana: Walking on to his college fencing team at Johns Hopkins University, Jorge Gana quickly became passionate about fencing. Although he had no prior experience in the sport, Gana became a team captain and won the individual University Athletic Association Championship and Temple Open in men’s epee in 1991, on his way to a top-10 senior national ranking. Now involved in fencing for more than 30 years, he is the chair of the New Jersey Division, a certified referee and a volunteer assistant coach at Christian Brothers Academy High School. He even still fences when he has the time.
Fencing has become a part of the Gana family. Gana and his wife have seven children, two of which are Life members. Gana describes that purchasing a Life membership was a great option to reflect his commitment to the sport, and was an investment for his kids, who also found a strong passion for the sport.
For more information about the Life membership, visit https://www.usafencing.org/…/698114-individual-memberships.
The NJ Division is looking for members interested in helping to expand fencing diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as High School age members for general minor representation (with parental approval). Contact us if interested!
Congratulations! Chatham High School in Chatham Township, N.J. led the rankings with 10 All-Americans, including three First-Team, three Second-Team and four Honorable Mention Team members.
The full roster includes many NJ High School students – Jersey proud: