Referee Emeriti

 

Referee Emeritus is the highest honor for USA Fencing referees.  It is awarded for referees with multiple Olympic experience and great service to the sport of fencing in both the national and international arenas.   Those individuals so honored, retain their USA Fencing referee ratings for life.

 

Ralph Goldstein refereeing Krieger and Gilbert in1940

Ralph Goldstein refereeing Krieger and Gilbert in 1940 – Awarded 1988

Daniel Bukantz

Daniel Bukantz – Awarded 1989

George Worth reciting the Oath of Athletes at the 1959 Pan American Games

George Worth reciting the Oath of Athletes at the 1959 Pan American Games – Awarded 1989

Chaba Pallaghy – Awarded 1992

Jack Keane (left) and Michael D'Asaro

Anthony (Jack) Keane (left) and Michael D’Asaro – Awarded 1999

Ralph Zimmerman (left)

Ralph Zimmerman (left) and Sylvio Vitale – Awarded 2001

George Kolombatovich weight testing a foil

George Kolombatovich weight testing a foil – Awarded 2009

Russel Wilson meeting the Emir of Kuwait

Russell Wilson meeting the Emir of Kuwait – Awarded 2009

Gerrie Baumgart – Awarded 2011

 

All images were graciously provided by Andy Shaw from the Museum of American Fencing