Brother-sister fencing stars Keeth and Erinn Smart, of Brooklyn, were two of four New Yorkers to clinch spots on the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team.
Keeth Smart, who attended St. John’s University in Jamaica, N.Y., is a two-time Olympic team member and two-time Olympian. A five-time world championship eam member, Smart was NCAA Saber Champion in 1999 and 1997.
At 6 feet tall, Smart, 29, maintains a full-time job in the finance department at Verizon and began his fencing career through the Peter Westbrook Foundation at the New York Fencer’s Club in 1990 after his father saw a newspaper article advertising the club.
Keeth’s sister, Erinn, started fencing lessons at the Peter Westbrook Foundation about six months before her brother. A Barnard College of Columbia University graduate, Erinn, 28, is a three-time national champion and a bronze medalist in the 2001 Senior World’s Women’s Foil Squad. Her coach is Buckie Leach.
Best of luck, Keeth and Erinn, you’ve already done Ditmas Park proud.
Hat Tip: Ditmas Park Blog