September 10, 1917|
New York, New York, United States
|Died||November 11, 1998
Mount Vernon, New York, United States
In 1953 he was 2nd in foil in the National Championships; in 1954 he was 2nd in sabre and 4th in foil; in 1956 and 1960 he placed 2nd in sabre; and in 1959 3rd in sabre.
He was nationally ranked 17 times in either foil or sabre between 1951 and 1965, and was a member of 10 U.S. national championship teams.
Kwartler fenced in the Olympics in 1952, 1956, and 1960.
Pan American Games and Martini-Rossi
His best international success was winning the 1959 Pan American Games individual sabre title in Chicago. He also won team gold medals at the 1955 and 1959 Pan Am Games. He was a silver medalist in team foil and individual foil finalist (5th place) at the 1955 Games. Kwartler also was a finalist in the first Martini-Rossi world cup sabre event (1961).
Kwartler was the veterans champion in sabre several times at the Empire State Games.
Official and Fencing Association
Kwartler was chairman of the AFLA's (predecessor to the current USFA) Metropolitan Division (1958–60) and AFLA national secretary (1960–63). He remained active in the affairs of the Westchester Division of the USFA and the Empire State Games.
Kwartler was also a widely respected coach, who coached in the methods of the Italian School for sabre, foil, and épée fencing. He coached at Salle Santelli, Brooklyn Poly (1965–80), SUNY (Purchase), the US Military Academy at West Point, Rockland Center for the Arts, and the Westchester Fencing Club. He was named USFCA coach of the year in the Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association in 1994.
Allan Kwartler died on November 11, 1998, and was survived by his wife, Connie, his son and two daughters, and four grandchildren.
Halls of Fame
He had careers in advertising sales and insurance underwriting.
- "Allan Kwartler Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-22.