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WW#3: Monica from Matawan, NJ

Updated: Aug 1, 2020

I got to chat with Monica Aksamit, one of our Women’s Sabre Olympians this weekend at the Richmond NAC. Here’s the interview.

Monica Aksamit wearing lame

This is Monica Aksamit. She is part of the Wonder Woman tribe. I had the pleasure of talking to her this past weekend at the North American Cup competition held in Richmond, Virginia. She was there to fence in the Division 1 Women’s Sabre Championships and get some practice for a very important competition that will be held later this summer. More on that in a bit.

Monica was born in New York City on February 18, 1990 but now calls Matawan, New Jersey her home. She has been a fencer since the age of nine when she began sabre classes at the Polish American Fencing Academy. After a few years she began training at the Manhattan Fencing Center under the guidance of Yury Gelman. She has had a distinguished fencing career, including being a two-time NCAA Team Champion, a Runner-Up NCAA Champion, and a…

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