Rebecca (Becca) Ward, a homeschooler and the second-ranked women’s sabre fencer in the world is a member of the USA Fencing team. USA Fencing announced the 2008 Olympic team at their website here.
Rebecca’s Mom reports that Becca will fence on August 9th. A recent interview, Speaking with Becca Ward By Martin Thorstensson gives us a quick glimpse of Rebecca, her thoughts on the upcoming Olympic Games and her upcoming year as a freshman at Duke this fall.
Here are some more Becca Ward resources:
- U.S.A. Olmypic Team Photos
- Wikipedia’s Rebecca Ward page
- 2008 0722 Beijing Olympics Fencing Schedule
- Ward shines in saber events, wins USA TODAY’s weekly honor
- The Museum of American Fencing
At the NBC site, there is a Get in the Game poll that asks:Who will win the women’s individual sabre competition on Aug. 9? As I write this post, Becca is in the lead. I hope the above resources help you get to know Becca and that you will join many of us on August 9th as we root for Becca and her teammates!