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Gustave Heiss

Full name: Gustave Marinius Heiss
Gender: Male
Born: November 4, 1904 in Meridian, Mississippi, United States
Died: June 7, 1982 in Arlington, Virginia, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Épée, the most inconsistent of the three weapons, generally produces a new champion every year, and often a completely new final round. But Gustave Heiss was an extremely consistent fencer in this most inconsistent of disciplines. Introduced to fencing at West Point, Heiss won the 1931 IFA épée individual title. After graduation, he fenced for the New York Fencers Club, and won the AFLA national title in épée individual four times, outdoor épée twice, and was a member of seven national championship teams – all before 1941. Thus, in a 10-year career, Gustave Heiss won six titles in this unpredictable event. Heiss became a career military officer after graduating West Point. During World War II, he was with the First Army, the Third Army, and the 87th Division. On 2 January 1945, at the Battle of the Bulge, he triggered a German "booby trap" that nearly killed him, left him hospitalized for two years, and ended his military and athletic careers. He went on to take up positions in government civil service.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing Men's Épée, Individual United States USA 7 p1 r2/3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Individual United States USA 6 p3 r1/4
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 5T

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TP TR TD BW BL
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 7 1932-08-08 8 19
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1932-08-08 Buchard (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 1 1
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1932-08-08 De Beukelaer (BEL) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1932-08-08 Cattiau (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1932-08-08 Saucedo (ARG) 3, Heiss (USA) 1 1
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Ragno (ITA) 2 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Thofelt (SWE) 1 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Prieto (MEX) 1 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Benkő (HUN) 0 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1932-08-08 de Jong (NED) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 4 1932-08-08 8 11
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1932-08-08 Janlet (BEL) 3, Heiss (USA) 0 0
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1932-08-08 Cattiau (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1932-08-08 Cornaggia-Medici (ITA) 3, Heiss (USA) 1 1
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Benkő (HUN) 0 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Lindström (SWE) 0 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Prieto Souza (MEX) 1 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1932-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Dalton (CAN) 1 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 6 1936-08-09 20 3 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Granfelt (SWE) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Duret (SUI) 3, Heiss (USA) 1 1
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Knutzen (NOR) 3, Heiss (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Boulad (EGY) 3, Heiss (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-09 Heiss (USA) 3, du Monceau de Bergendael (BEL) 2 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-09 Heiss (USA) 3, Vohryzek (TCH) 2 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-09 Heiss (USA) 3, Dexter (GBR) 1 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Dulieux (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 1 1

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool 3 1932-08-07 1 2 20½ 22½
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 FRA 10½, USA 0
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Schmetz (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 0 0
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Jourdant (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Buchard (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Tainturier (FRA) 3, Heiss (USA) 1 1
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1932-08-07 USA 8½, BEL 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1932-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Mund (BEL) 2 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 1 1932-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Poplimont (BEL) 1 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F NC 1932-08-07 Heiss (USA) Not contested, Janlet (BEL) Not contested
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F NC 1932-08-07 Heiss (USA) Not contested, De Beukelaer (BEL) Not contested
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1932-08-06 1 0 8 8
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1932-08-06 USA 8/33, DEN 8/28 8/33 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1932-08-06 Heiss (USA) 3, Bloch (DEN) 0 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1932-08-06 Heiss (USA) 3, Leidersdorff (DEN) 2 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1932-08-06 Heiss (USA) 3, Kofoed-Hansen (DEN) 0 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1932-08-06 Osiier (DEN) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1932-08-05 1 0 15 1
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1932-08-05 USA 15, CAN 1 15 4
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1932-08-05 Heiss (USA) 3, Dalton (CAN) 1 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1932-08-05 Heiss (USA) 3, Markus (CAN) 1 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1932-08-05 Heiss (USA) 3, Farrell (CAN) 1 3
1932 Summer 27 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1932-08-05 Heiss (USA) 3, Delcellier (CAN) 0 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 4 1936-08-08 0 2 11 20
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 ITA 8, USA 4 4 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Mangiarotti (ITA) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Riccardi (ITA) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Brusati (ITA) 3, Heiss (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Cornaggia-Medici (ITA) 3, Heiss (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 SWE 9, USA 7 7 2
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Dyrssen (SWE) 1 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-08 Heiss (USA) 3, Drakenberg (SWE) 0 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Granfelt (SWE) 3, Heiss (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Thofelt (SWE) 3, Heiss (USA) 1 1
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1936-08-07 1 0 10 6
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 USA 10, TCH 6 10 4
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Klausnitzer (TCH) 1 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Kunt (TCH) 0 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Bergmann (TCH) 2 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Rais (TCH) 1 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 1 0 9 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 USA 9, DEN 3 9 2
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two NC 1936-08-07 Heiss (USA) Not contested, Schrøder (DEN) Not contested
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1936-08-07 Leidersdorff (DEN) 3, Heiss (USA) 2 2
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Sørensen (DEN) 2 3
1936 Summer 31 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 Heiss (USA) 3, Christiansen (DEN) 1 3
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