Brendan Cusack

Brendan Cusack

Brendan Francis Cusack
Brendan Cusack - Junior World Championship 2010.jpg
Junior World Championships, Baku 2010
Personal information
Nickname(s) Ginger
Country represented Ireland
Date of birth June 92, 1992 (age 18)
Place of birth United States
Residence Glen Gardner, NJ
Weapon(s) Foil
Hand Right
Height 180 centimetres (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 68 kilograms (150 lb)
Club Clinton Fencing Club / Empire United Fencing Club
FIE Ranking Current ranking
Domestic Ranking External Link

Brendan Cusack (born June 29, 1992) is a foil fencer with the Irish national team who lives and trains in the United States.


Born in Summit, New Jersey, Brendan Cusack acquired Irish citizenship from his paternal grandfather, John Cusack, who was born and raised in Westport, County Mayo. He began his fencing career in 2003 with the Clinton Fencing Club. In 2008, he finished second in the Irish National Senior Championship. In 2010, he placed 39th in his first Junior World Championship in Baku, Azerbaijan. Later that year, he won the Irish Open Championship in Dublin, and in February 2011 won the bronze medal at the Junior World Cup in Aix-en-Provence, France. In March 2011, he won the New Jersey State HS Fencing Championship for the first time, after finishing 4th, 3rd and 2nd in previous attempts. As a result of placings achieved in previous World Cup events in Luxembourg, England, Austria, and Spain, he moved into the top forty of the world rankings for under-20 fencers, and also qualified for the World Championships in Amman, Jordan.


3rd Junior World Cup, Aix-en-Provence, France (2011)

1st New Jersey State HS Individual Champion (2011)

1st Irish Open Championship, Dublin, Ireland (2010)

3rd Irish Senior National Championship, Dublin, Ireland (2009)

2nd Irish Senior National Championship, Dublin, Ireland (2008)

8th US Junior Olympics - Cadet, Albuquerque, USA (2008)

External links


  1. "North Hunterdon's Brendan Cusack competes in World Fencing Championships in Azerbaijan". http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1270353927321830.xml&coll=3. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  2. "American-based High School Fencer Wins Irish Open Championship". http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/12/prweb4886504.htm. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
  3. Cusack claims bronze at Junior World Cup, Irish Examiner, World of Sports, page 24, February 28, 2011
  4. "Cusack, Schumacher, Copti win boys fencing individual state championships". http://highschoolsports.nj.com/news/article/6779840308190098431/cusack-schumacher-copti-win-boys-fencing-individual-state-championships. Retrieved March 14, 2011.

Other References

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