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Peter Westbrook

Full name: Peter Jonathan Westbrook
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 16, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Peter Westbrook is a legend among American sabre fencers. He competed at five Olympics, from 1976-96, missing only the 1980 boycott year, and won an individual sabre bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He also competed at the Pan American Games from 1975-95, winning 11 medals, including three golds, highlighted by an individual sabre gold in 1983. He competed at 11 World Championships between 1974-91, with a best individual finish of eighth in 1989. Westbrook won 13 US titles in sabre – 1974-75, 1979-86, 1988-89, and 1995, and was a 7-time champion at the US Olympic Festival.

Westbrook’s influence on the sport, however, went far beyond a list of his medals and titles. He is biracial, the product of an African-American father and Japanese mother who met during the Korean War, and was raised in poverty by his mother after his father left, but persevered in a sport usually associated with privilege. He eventually attended New York University, graduating with a degree in marketing in 1975, and would later flourish in the business world.

Near the end of his fencing career Westbrook established The Peter Westbrook Foundation, an organization devoted to using fencing to help develop life skills in young people from underserved communities, especially among New York City’s lower- and moderate-income youths. It has goals to teach young people good sportsmanship in addition to developing their critical thinking skills, strengthening their self-confidence, encouraging the maintenance of an active and healthy lifestyle and supporting academic achievement. The Peter Westbrook Foundation saw many of its goals reached at the 2000 Olympics when three graduates of the program competed in Sydney – [Akhnaten Spencer-El], [Keeth Smart], and his sister [Erinn Smart]. In 1997 Westbrook published his life’s story, Harnessing Anger: The Way of an American Fencer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 13T
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 7T
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 3 Bronze
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 6
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 20
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 7
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 9
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 37
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 9

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 4 1976-07-21 2 3 13 22
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 2 1976-07-21 Nazlymov (URS) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 2 1976-07-21 Montano (ITA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 0 0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 2 1976-07-21 de la Torre (CUB) 5, Westbrook (USA) 1 1
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Dudekov (BUL) 3 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Jabłonowski (POL) 4 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Elimination Rounds Round One Barrage AC 1976-07-22 10 8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Elimination Rounds Round One Barrage 2 1976-07-22 Bierkowski (POL) 10, Westbrook (USA) 8 8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Elimination Rounds Round One AC 1976-07-22 4 10
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Elimination Rounds Round One 2 1976-07-22 Nazlymov (URS) 10, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Four 2 1976-07-21 3 2 21 14
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Four 2 1976-07-21 Sidyak (URS) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Four 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Marin (ROU) 2 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Four 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Méndez (ARG) 1 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Four 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Pashapour-Alamdari (IRI) 1 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Four 2 1976-07-21 Jabłonowski (POL) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1976-07-21 3 1 17 12
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1976-07-21 Pop (ROU) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Marót (HUN) 4 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Mather (GBR) 1 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1976-07-21 Westbrook (USA) 5, Gavajda (ARG) 2 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1984-08-04 10 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 3/4 1 1984-08-04 Westbrook (USA) 10, Granger-Veyron (FRA) 5 10
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Semi-Finals AC 1984-08-04 4 10
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Semi-Finals 2 1984-08-04 Lamour (FRA) 10, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals AC 1984-08-04 10 8
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1984-08-04 Westbrook (USA) 10, Guichot (FRA) 8 10
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Round Two AC 1984-08-04 11 9
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Round Two 1 1984-08-04 Westbrook (USA) 11, Dalla Barba (ITA) 9 11
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Round One AC 1984-08-04 10 3
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Round One 1 1984-08-04 Westbrook (USA) 10, Babanasis (GRE) 3 10
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 3 1984-08-03 3 2 21 14
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1984-08-03 Dalla Barba (ITA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1984-08-03 Granger-Veyron (FRA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Pop (ROU) 3 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Cohen (GBR) 1 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Zarno (GBR) 0 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 3 1984-08-03 2 2 16 16
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1984-08-03 Scholz (FRG) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1984-08-03 Scalzo (ITA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Sánchez (VEN) 3 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Liu (CHN) 3 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 3 1984-08-03 3 2 22 17
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1984-08-03 Scalzo (ITA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 2 1984-08-03 Pop (ROU) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Tass (ARG) 3 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Martini (MON) 4 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1984-08-03 Westbrook (USA) 5, Kreglo (ISV) 0 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 5 1988-09-22 1 4 20 23
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 2 1988-09-22 Gedővári (HUN) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 2 1988-09-22 Marin (ITA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 2 1988-09-22 Pohosov (URS) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 2 1988-09-22 Piguła (POL) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Four 1 1988-09-22 Westbrook (USA) 5, Etropolski (BUL) 3 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Five 4 1988-09-22 2 2 15 17
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Five 2 1988-09-22 Pohosov (URS) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Five 2 1988-09-22 Gedővári (HUN) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Five 1 1988-09-22 Westbrook (USA) 5, Kościelniakowski (POL) 3 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Five 1 1988-09-22 Westbrook (USA) 5, Jia (CHN) 4 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 4 1988-09-22 3 3 26 22
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1988-09-22 Alshan (URS) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1988-09-22 Nébald (HUN) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1988-09-22 Olech (POL) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1988-09-22 Westbrook (USA) 5, García (ESP) 2 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1988-09-22 Westbrook (USA) 5, Kim (KOR) 4 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1988-09-22 Westbrook (USA) 5, Bleyer (BOL) 1 5
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Bout #10 2 1996-07-21 Williams (GBR) 15, Westbrook (USA) 8 8

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD TG/TR TTD ITD
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bouts for 5-8 3T 1976-07-27 0 1 3 9
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bouts for 5-8 2 1976-07-27 POL 9, USA 3 3 0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bouts for 5-8 NC 1976-07-27 Westbrook (USA) Not contested, Bierkowski (POL) Not contested
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bouts for 5-8 2 1976-07-27 Nowara (POL) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bouts for 5-8 2 1976-07-27 Jabłonowski (POL) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bouts for 5-8 2 1976-07-27 Królikowski (POL) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 2 1984-08-09 0 1 7 9
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 2 1984-08-09 CHN 9, USA 7 7 2
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 2 1984-08-09 Liu (CHN) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 1984-08-09 Westbrook (USA) 5, Chen (CHN) 1 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 1 1984-08-09 Westbrook (USA) 5, Wang (CHN) 4 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 5/6 2 1984-08-09 Yang (CHN) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 3T 1984-08-09 0 1 3 9
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 2 1984-08-09 ROU 9, USA 3 3 2
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1984-08-09 Westbrook (USA) 5, Chiculiţă (ROU) 3 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 2 1984-08-09 Marin (ROU) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals 1 1984-08-09 Westbrook (USA) 5, Pop (ROU) 4 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Quarter-Finals NC 1984-08-09 Westbrook (USA) Not contested, Mustaţă (ROU) Not contested
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 3 1984-08-08 1 2 17 19
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1984-08-08 FRA 9, USA 4 4 3
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1984-08-08 Westbrook (USA) 5, Ducheix (FRA) 0 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1984-08-08 Lamour (FRA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1984-08-08 Westbrook (USA) 5, Delrieu (FRA) 3 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1984-08-08 Westbrook (USA) 5, Guichot (FRA) 1 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1984-08-08 FRG 9, USA 4 4 0
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1984-08-08 Schneider (FRG) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1984-08-08 Scholz (FRG) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1984-08-08 Volkmann (FRG) 5, Westbrook (USA) 1 1
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 2 1984-08-08 Nolte (FRG) 5, Westbrook (USA) 1 1
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1984-08-08 USA 9, CAN 1 9 3
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One NC 1984-08-08 Westbrook (USA) Not contested, Lavoie (CAN) Not contested
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1984-08-08 Westbrook (USA) 5, Banos (CAN) 1 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1984-08-08 Westbrook (USA) 5, Banos (CAN) 3 5
1984 Summer 32 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1984-08-08 Westbrook (USA) 5, Marcil (CAN) 3 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 3 1988-09-28 1 2 16 23
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1988-09-28 ITA 9, USA 4 4 2
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1988-09-28 Meglio (ITA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1988-09-28 Westbrook (USA) 5, Dalla Barba (ITA) 3 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1988-09-28 Scalzo (ITA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1988-09-28 Westbrook (USA) 5, Marin (ITA) 2 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1988-09-28 FRG 9, USA 3 3 1
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1988-09-28 Becker (FRG) 5, Westbrook (USA) 1 1
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1988-09-28 Kempenich (FRG) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two NC 1988-09-28 Westbrook (USA) Not contested, Nolte (FRG) Not contested
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1988-09-28 Westbrook (USA) 5, Thönnessen (FRG) 1 5
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1988-09-28 USA 9, KOR 5 9 0
1988 Summer 36 Seoul Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1988-09-28 Lee (KOR) 5, Westbrook (USA) 1 1
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 3 1992-08-06 0 1 10 18 96/118
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1992-08-06 FRA 9, USA 5 5 2
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two NC 1992-08-06 Westbrook (USA) Not contested, Ducheix (FRA) Not contested
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1992-08-06 Westbrook (USA) 5, Granger-Veyron (FRA) 2 5
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1992-08-06 Westbrook (USA) 5, Daurelle (FRA) 4 5
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1992-08-06 Guichot (FRA) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1992-08-06 ROU 9, USA 5 5 1
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1992-08-06 Chiculiţă (ROU) 5, Westbrook (USA) 2 2
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two NC 1992-08-06 Westbrook (USA) Not contested, Grigore (ROU) Not contested
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1992-08-06 Westbrook (USA) 5, Găureanu (ROU) 4 5
1992 Summer 40 Barcelona Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1992-08-06 Szabo (ROU) 5, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 9/10 1 1996-07-24 45 20
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 9/10 1 1996-07-24 Westbrook (USA) 12, Banos (CAN) 3 12
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 9/10 2 1996-07-24 Gravel (CAN) 6, Westbrook (USA) 3 3
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Final Pool Bout for 9/10 1T 1996-07-24 Westbrook (USA) 5, Plourde (CAN) 5 5
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Classification Bout C 1 1996-07-24 USA 45, KOR 32 45 15
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Classification Bout C 1 1996-07-24 Westbrook (USA) 5, Lee (KOR) 4 5
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Classification Bout C 1T 1996-07-24 Westbrook (USA) 5, Seo (KOR) 5 5
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Classification Round Classification Bout C 1 1996-07-24 Westbrook (USA) 5, Yu (KOR) 2 5
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #3 2 1996-07-24 ROU 45, USA 40 40 18
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #3 1 1996-07-24 Westbrook (USA) 8, Lupeică (ROU) 5 8
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #3 1 1996-07-24 Westbrook (USA) 6, Covaliu (ROU) 5 6
1996 Summer 44 Atlanta Fencing United States USA Round One Team Bout #3 2 1996-07-24 Szabo (ROU) 5, Westbrook (USA) 4 4
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