Todd Makler followed in his father’s footsteps as a fencer, competing in the 1972 Olympic Games for the United States, 20 years after his father did.


Makler was a first-team All-American in saber in 1967 and 1968, and was NCAA individual saber champion both years.  He continued to compete following graduation, and had just received a degree from the Medical School in 1972 when he won his Olympic team berth, in epee, the same as his father did in 1952.


The Makler fencing tradition at Pennsylvania continued after Todd’s graduation.  His younger brother Brooke was also a two-time All-American, in foil, and an NCAA champion himself in 1973.