Mattern, Cody

Olympic Teams: 2004
Senior World Championship Teams: 2012 (Gold – Team), 2011, 2010 (Silver – Team), 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, 2001
Pan American Games Teams: 2011 (Gold – Team), 2007 (Bronze – Team)
Junior World Championship Teams: 2001

Personal: A silly debate ushered Mattern into fencing. He and his brother argued who would win if a musketeer fought a Samurai warrior; Mattern backed the musketeer. When a mutual friend mentioned he was taking fencing lessons at a nearby club, the boys seized the chance to follow up on their swordplay interests. His brother quit after about a year, but Mattern was hooked. He says the sport fits his personality perfectly because it is an individual sport and also a “no-excuse sport.” Though Ohio State and Notre Dame, among others, offered Mattern fencing scholarships, he decided to continue to train and work in Oregon and later relocated to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where he trained full-time and represented the Army’s World Class Athlete Program.

In 2010, Mattern won silver with the U.S. Men’s Epee Team at the Senior World Championships — the first ever world medal in a team event for a U.S. men’s team in any weapon. Mattern and his teammates made history again in 2012 when Team USA won gold at the Senior World Team Championships.

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Recent Career Highlights

2012:

  • Gold – World Team Championships 
  • Gold – January North American Cup (Division I)
  • Silver – Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver – Legnano World Cup (Team)
  • Bronze – Tallinn World Cup (Team)
  • Fourth – Paris World Cup (Team)
  • 23rd – Qatar Grand Prix

2011:

  • Gold – Pan American Games (Team)
  • Gold – Pan American Championships (Team)
  • Silver – USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Silver – Tallinn World Cup (Team)
  • Fifth – December North American Cup (Division I)
  • Sixth – Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • 15th – Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 22nd – Tallinn World Cup (Individual)
  • 25th – Berne Grand Prix
  • 27th – Senior World Championships (Individual)

2010:

  • Silver – Senior World Championships (Team)
  • Silver – December North American Cup (Division I)
  • NInth – Pan American Championships
  • 13th – Berne World Cup
  • 18th – Buenos Aires World Cup
  • 21st – Montreal World Cu
  • 23rd – Legnano Grand Prix
  • 53rd – Doha Grand Prix

2009:

  • Silver – Pan American Championships
  • 10th – Berne World Cup
  • 14th – Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 24th – Doha Grand Prix
  • 34th – Montreal World Cup
  • 39th – Stockholm Grand Prix
  • 55th – Legnano Grand Prix

2007:

  • Gold – USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Bronze – Pan American Games (Team)
  • Bronze – Pan American Championships (Individual)
  • Bronze – Sydney World Cup
  • Sixth – Pan American Games (Individual)
  • Eighth – Montreal Grand Prix
  • 17th – Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 22nd – Tallinn World Cup
  • 23rd – Kuwait City Grand Prix
  • 33th – Buenos Aires World Cup
  • 34th – Senior World Championships (Individual)
  • 47th – Doha Grand Prix
  • 49th – Caguas World Cup
  • 49th – Berne World Cup

2006:

  • 10th – Sydney World Cup
  • 16th – Vancouver Grand Prix

2005:

  • 14th – Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 64th – Senior World Championships (Individual)

2004:

  • Gold – USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • 16th – Olympic Games (Team)
  • 22nd – Olympic Games (Individual)

2003:

  • 18th – Senior World Championships (Team)
  • 61st – Senior World Championships (Individual)

2001:

  • Gold – USA Fencing National Championships (Division IA)
  • Gold – USA Fencing National Championships (Division I)
  • Ninth – Junior World Championships 
  • 14th – Senior World Championships (Team)

1999:

  • Gold – USA Fencing National Championships (U20)

1998:

  • Gold – USA Fencing National Championships (U20)