Daryl Homer’s interest in fencing started at the age of 5 after seeing the photo of a masked fencer on the cover of a dictionary and by 16 he made a promise to himself to become the greatest American fencer in history. Success came immediately in 2006 when he won his first Cadet World Championship medal and he followed up in 2009 and 2010 winning two Junior World Championship medals. He went on to attend St. John’s University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and won back-to-back NCAA National Championships. Finishing sixth at the 2012 London Olympic Games, Homer became the highest American finisher in fencing since 1984. He again made history in 2015 by becoming the first male sabre fencer to win a Senior World Championship medal. He then brought home the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and became the first U.S. sabre fencer to medal individually in 112 years. He is currently training with his eyes on the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. He is also teaching the sport of fencing to inner city youth at the Peter Westbrook Foundation, where he got his start as well.