Bronxville’s Miles Chambers Earns Bronze Medal
at the Pan American Games in Peru
Miles Chambers, a 10-year-old Bronxville resident and avid saber fencer recently became the #1 ranked saber fencer in the United States in the Y10 classification. He is ranked #21 in the country overall. He was invited by Team USA to fence on behalf of the United States at the Pan American Games last month in Lima, Peru. There, Miles earned a bronze medal in the Youth B Saber Fencing category, for youths born in 2011-2012. Miles was one of the youngest fencers to qualify and his competitors were born in 2011 versus Miles in 2012. Top fencers from North America, Central America and South America were invited to the Pan American Games. In the Youth B category fencers came from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador and the United States.
Having barely turned 10 years old in June, Miles is already on his way to making his dream of fencing for Team USA at the Olympic Games a definite reality.
Miles attends the Riverdale Country School and is in the 5th grade. His favorite subject is math.
He fences at the Tim Morehouse Fencing Club at both the Port Chester and Manhattan location under the expert coaching of Tim Morehouse, Olympic Silver Medalist for Saber fencing. There are other types of blades used in fencing, such as foil and epee, but Miles prefers saber. He is coached about 5 to 6 times a week.
While in Peru with his family, they visited Machu Picchu and Cusco.
When Miles is not focusing on his academics or fencing practice, he loves video games, especially John Madden’s football, playing flag football and playing with his dog Austin, a 2-year-old Bernedoodle.
“We are so proud of Miles.” stated his family, Reggie (dad), Tiffani (mom) and sister Madison.
Miles said, “It was an amazing experience to meet fencers from other countries and to be able to represent my country.”