Benjamin Bratton
Benjamin  Bratton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New York, NY

High School:
The Dwight School

Height:
6-0

Event:
Epee

01/21/2014

January NAC Recap: Ferdman Takes Home Silver As Caporizzi Nabs Bronze

St. John's fencing represented with 10 top-20 finishes.

12/17/2013

December NAC Recap: St. John's Alum Adam Watson Wins Bronze

Senior Max Blitzer posted highest finish by current Red Storm fencer.

2004-05: Earned All-American honors by taking 10th at NCAA Championships ... Posted a 19-6 record during regular season ... second best on the team behind Horvath in epee ... Captain of the men's team.

2003-04: Placed second at NCAA championships, earning his first All-American honor ... Went 23-5 in the regular season ... Competed in all 12 matches.

Before St. John's: The number one ranked junior in the epee in United States ... Placed second at the Under-19 Summer National Championships in 2002 ... Took 17th at the Junior World Cup in Kentucky in November in 2003 ... Finished sixth place at NAC/Division I Junior World Cup in January 2003 ... Placed 15th of 178 at the Junior Olympics in Colorado in February 2003 ... Has competed in fencing for ten years, all in the epee ... Team captain of at the Dwight School ... An IB Diploma candidate ... Placed third at the Cadet World Championships.

Personal: Born on June 18, 1985 in New York ... Parents are Dwight and Deborah ... Two sisters, Meredith (15) and Jillian (12) ... Taking the bronze medal at the Cadet World Championships is his most thrilling moment in athletics ... Most admires Pharell ... hopes to become a psychiatrist after graduation ... Chose St. John's so he could excel in both fencing and academics ... Majoring in psychology.

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