Cliff Bayer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameClifford S. "Cliff"•Bayer
Used nameCliff•Bayer
Born24 June 1977 in New York, New York (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsPenn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
NOC United States


Cliff Bayer competed in foil fencing at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, finishing 10th individually in 2000 at Sydney. In May 1999 Bayer became the first American to win a medal at a World Cup event, taking a bronze in Espinho, Portugal. He eventually won two golds and one bronze medal at World Cups. He was US Foil Champion in 1995, 1997-98, and 2000. Bayer fenced in college at the University of Pennsylvania where he won the 1996 NCAA title in foil. He is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Fencing Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Bayer graduated from Penn and then obtained an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He worked in the investment and financial industry, first with UBS Investment Bank, focusing on the aerospace and defense markets. After 14 years with UBS he moved to RBC Capital Markets in 2017, again managing aerospace and defense investment banking coverage as a managing director.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Cliff Bayer
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 34
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 10
2000 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Cliff Bayer
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 10

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