Smart, Keeth

Keeth Smart– Olympic Medalist, Junior World Champion (Team),  USFA and NCAA Champion
Olympian (2004, ’08)
4th place, Men’s Team Saber, 2004
Silver Medal, Men’s Team Saber, 2008, 6th Individual
First American to be ranked #1 in men’s saber, March 2003
World Cup Results:
Individual: 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze
Team: 1 Gold
World Championship Team, 2006, 2007
Junior World Championship Team, 1998: Individual: 5th, Team: 4th
Pan American Games:Individual: Gold, 2007; Team: Bronze 1999, Gold 2007
Member, World University Games Team 1999
US National Men’s Individual Saber Champion, 2002, ’04, Silver, 2006
NCAA Men’s Individual Saber Champion, 1997, 1999. Team Champion 2001 (St. John’s)

Keeth Smart
Coaches- Aladar Koglar (1991 – 2000) Yuri Gelman (2001 – present)
Significant Results
1997
•         NCAA Sabre Champion – St. John’s University
1998
•         4th Place Junior World Championships – Team
•         5th Place Junior World Championships – Individual
1999
•         NCAA Sabre Champion – St. John’s University
•         Member of Pan American Games Fencing Team – Bronze Medal Sabre Team in Pan American Games in Canada
•         Member of World University Games Team 8th Place Team finish at World University Games in Spain
2000
•         Member of US Olympic Team – 30th Place Individual finish at Olympic Games – Australia
2001
•         Member of NCAA Champion Fencing Team – St. John’s University
2002
•         U.S. National Champion
•         Silver Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – Cuba
•         Bronze Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – England
•         Bronze Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – Massachusetts
2003
•         First American to be ranked number 1 in Fencing, March 2003
•         Gold Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – London , England
•         Gold Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – Madrid, Spain
•         Silver Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – Moscow, Russia
•         Silver Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – Athens, Greece
•         Bronze Medal at Senior Sabre World Cup – Havana, Cuba
2004
•         U.S. National Champion
•         Gold Medal at Senior Team World Cup – New York City
•         Fourth Place at the Olympic Games – Men’s Sabre Team Event
2006
•         Silver Medal at U.S. National Championships
•         Member of U.S. World Championships Team – 15th place individual finish at World Championships
2007
•         Double Gold Medalist at Pan American Fencing Championships – Individual and Team
•         Member of U.S. World Championships Team – 14th place individual finish at World Championships
•         Finished the season ranked in the top 12 of the world
2008
•         Silver Medal in Men’s Team Saber – Beijing Olympics
•         6th Place finish in Individual Men’s Saber – Beijing Olympics
•         Ranked 3rd in the World
•         Silver Medalist at Budapest Grand-Prix World Cup
•         Double Gold Medalist at Pan American Fencing Championships – Individual and Team
Smart was the United States National Champion in 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2008, and was ranked 11th at the 2003 World Championships. Both Smarts won at the 2004 U.S. Fencing National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, with Erinn edging Hanna Thompson 13–11 in the semifinals, and then defeating three-time former Olympian Ann Marsh by 15–7 in the tournament final to take the title. Smart was selected as an alternate for the United States team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but did not participate in competition. She outpointed sisters Iris and Felicia Zimmerman to earn a spot on the United States team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Both Erinn and her brother Keeth were part of the United States team at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Both won silver medals in their team events