Ed Richards was an Olympian in 1964 and a three-time participant in the Pan-American Games (1959, '63, and '67). He was twice National Men's Foil Champion (1962, '63) and medaled in foil in 1961 and in epee in 1952 (the year of his foil championship.) He has been a member of the National Coaching Staff since its inception in 1985 and a four-time coach of the Junior World Team. Ed coaches at the Westside Fencing Center in Los Angeles. He began refereeing toward the end of his coaching career, is now one of our most d istinguished referees, and is the recipient of this year's Fencing Officials' Commission Award for Service.