Bob Cottingham

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Bob Cottingham
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Born (1966-04-16) April 16, 1966 (age 52)
Orange, New Jersey

Bob Cottingham (born April 16, 1966) is an American fencer who competed in the sabre events at the 1988 and 1992 Summer Olympics.[1]

Raised in Orange, New Jersey playing football and lacrosse, Cottingham got into fencing as a high school student at Montclair Kimberley Academy.[2]

A four-time All-American in fencing at Columbia University, Cottingham went on to receive a law degree from Rutgers University and now heads a business consulting firm, Sabre88.[3]

He is also heavily involved with the Peter Westbrook Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to exposing New York City youths to fencing.[3]

In November 2012, he was named as a 2013 recipient of the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, presented each year to six distinguished former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of the end of their college sports careers.[3]


  1. ^ "Bob Cottingham Olympic Results". Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  2. ^ Bob Cottingham, Ivy@50. Accessed December 3, 2017. "Growing up in Orange, New Jersey, he 'played football and lacrosse, which is my favorite sport,' he says.... Cottingham began fencing at Montclair Kimberley Academy under Columbia grad Carmen Marnell and was named all-state."
  3. ^ a b c "NCAA announces Silver Anniversary Award winners" (Press release). NCAA. November 8, 2012. Archived from the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved January 3, 2013.