You Know Me !
1: How do we know you?
I met Patrick McMullan in 2008 after I won a Silver Medal at the Beijing Olympics and we have since become friends. He has photographed me at numerous events in addition to attending some of the events I’ve thrown in NYC.
2: What is your latest project?
Fencing Masters: Kick-Off to London is a competition of the USA Olympic Fencing Team versus international Olympians happening in New York City. It is the largest fencing spectator fencing competition in the USA and is fencing meets Broadway! It is also a benefit gala for my foundation Fencing-in-the-Schools (501c3) and provides grants to the US Olympic Fencing athletes.
3: Where are you living?
I’m a born and raised New Yorker who currently resides in Manhattan in Hell’s Kitchen.
4: What don’t we know about you?
I’m not just an Olympic athlete, I’m also an author! My first Book, American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport just came out.
5: What is your favorite travel destination?
My current favorite spot is Key West, Florida. I’ll be getting married there in December.
6: What inspires you?
People who overcome great obstacles to achieve success.
7: If not yourself, who would you be?
8: What book is your bible?
9: What is your favorite word?
10: Who is your biggest hero?
I grew up admiring Jackie Robinson. I’m really into sports and what he went through to help break the color barrier in Major League Baseball is truly inspiring.
11: How would you define success?
Giving everything you have in pursuit of a large goal while making no excuses no matter what the challenges.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
Biggest lesson you’ve learned in your life? Having great people around you is key.
Tim Morehouse, is an Olympic silver medalist in fencing (’08 Beijing Games), two-time individual U.S. National Champion (’10 and ’11), 7-time world cup medalist and #1-ranked U.S. men’s saber fencer from 2008-2011. Morehouse will be competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games, his third Olympics. He is the author of American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport, founder and producer of the Fencing Masters Tournament, the largest spectator fencing competition in the U.S. and the only non-Olympic televised tournament in the United States.In 2011, Morehouse founded the Fencing-in-the-Schools foundation, a non-profit program dedicated to bringing the sport of fencing to under privileged communities throughout the country. He also is a media personality known for promoting the sport of fencing. Morehouse has been featured on the Today Show, Access Hollywood, Good Day New York, MSNBC and Bloomberg News and in Esquire magazine, Vanity Fair, USA Today and the Sports Business Journal. In 2009, Morehouse taught President Obama to fence on the White House Lawn.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Ceara Maria Burns
Photography by ALEXA HOYER for Patrick McMullan.com
Design by Jillian Mercado
Tim Morehouse, The private Book Launch and Charity Event for Olympian TIM MOREHOUSE’s Autobiography, American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport, TECHNOGYM STORE, 70 Greene Street, New York, NY, April 24, 2012, Photography by ALEXA HOYER for Patrick McMullan.com