Natalie Vie (b. April 19, 1986 Long Beach, California) is an American athlete in the sport of fencing. Vie currently fences on the FIE Women’s Epee World Circuit for Team USA. She is ranked in the top 100 in the world and the US Women’s Epee Team is ranked #4. She was the 4th alternate for the US Women’s Epee team which won the Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games and was the alternate for the 2013 Panamerican Games in Colombia where the US Women’s Epee team captured the Gold medal. Vie is now ranked #5 on the US Rankings for Women’s Epee.

Vie began fencing late in her career at the age of 18. With a background in dance, she walked on to her University’s club fencing team at Arizona State University where she eventually anchored and captained the team. During her time as a Sun Devil, Vie won 6 medals at the USACFC collegiate club nationals including 4 gold medals for the Women’s Epee Individual and Team events in 2008 and 2009. She was also #1 ranked in the Southern California Conference (NCAA and USACFC). During her tenure at Arizona State she also competed on US Fencing’s national development circuit winning the gold in Division 1A (2010), gold in Division 2 (2007), and bronze in Division 3 (2005). Vie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Shortly after graduation, Vie joined the FIE World Circuit competing for Team USA. In September 2011, Vie relocated to Brooklyn, New York to train with the US Women’s Epee Team.

Vie is involved with the US Olympic Committee Community Development Program where she coaches and mentors youth throughout Brooklyn and New York City. In addition to teaching fencing, Vie teaches Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga on the Hudson River in New York City. Vie is also a sculptor and curates community art shows.

US Summer Nationals 2013

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