At age eleven, Jason Rogers found fencing by accident. But, in only a matter of weeks, the sport became his greatest passion, veering his life on a path to become the best. In the process, he traveled to over thirty countries across five continents earning titles such as Junior World Champion, National Champion, and Pan American Champion. However, his most significant test arrived when he qualified to compete for the US Olympic Team, first in 2004 in Athens and again in 2008 in Beijing, where he won a silver medal.
With his greatest goal achieved, Jason began sharing his Olympic story, first, as a guest on The Tonight Show, The Today Show and Fox Business and, later, as a featured speaker at TEDx and the offices of Google. He also helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for charities like Boys Town (at-risk youth) and Right To Play (play-based learning) as well as achieved success in the fashion world, securing representation by Wilhelmina Models, nabbing features in the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Men’s Health and Vanity Fair, and working with top brands such as Calvin Klein, Louis Vuitton and J Crew.
After retiring from the sport, Jason began working as an advertising strategist, initially in New York City after securing a place on the WPP Fellowship, the most prestigious, international program for developing talent in the field. He later moved to London, where he helped craft numerous global brand campaigns while at Ogilvy, a worldwide leader in the industry.
Jason remains active in the Olympic fencing community and runs Better Fencer, an educational website and popular newsletter for coaches, athletes and parents. He is married to Martina Borg, a filmmaker and advertising creative director from Stockholm. They live in Los Angeles, CA.