Ben Bratton is a world champion Épée fencer. He started fencing at age 10 with the Peter Westbrook Foundation and was a #1 ranked junior. At St. John's University, he was a 3 time All American and won two individual silver medals and one silver team medal in the NCAA Fencing Championships. Ben and the US Men's Épée Team made history in 2012 when they won Gold at the World Team Championships, a first for any USA Men's Fencing Team and he became the first African-American fencer to win a World Championship title. In this episode he talks about channeling his energy and passion into the sport, what it's like to be on the strip with him, and why he's excited to give back to the next generation of fencers as a coach at NYU and the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia.