Breed, George

George Horace Breed, born in 1876, won the IFA individual title in 1899 and led Harvard to its fifth team title of the decade. At the 1908 U.S. Nationals, Breed took 3 bronze medals: bronze medalist in Foil, Epee and 3-weapon. The next year (1909) Breed was bronze medalist in U.S. Epee and silver medalist in foil and silver medalist in the 3-weapon event. And then, leading up to the Stockholm Olympics in 1911, Breed did what few men have done….. 1911 U.S. Foil champion and 1911 U.S. Epee Champion. George H. Breed was selected to be Captain of the 1912 U.S. Olympic Team (and he fenced Epee & Foil) and again selected to Captain the 1920 U.S. Olympic Team after WWI( Team Captain dnc) and then again in the Paris Games 1924 U.S. Olympic Team(he competed in ME and MET) .

 

George Breed is fifth from the left, in the middle row.

 

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