Curtis Shears

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCurtis Charles•Shears
Used nameCurtis•Shears
Born4 July 1901 in Omaha, Nebraska (USA)
Died30 July 1988 in Bonita Springs, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Curtis Shears began fencing at the Naval Academy where he won the IFA championship in foil individual and was a member of the championship foil team. He also won the AFLA national championship in outdoor épée individual in 1923. Shears earned a J.D. degree from NYU in 1932 and became an assistant U.S. Attorney in New York City. He was one of the founders of the Big Brother organization, and became an authority on nutrition, authoring three books on the subject.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Curtis Shears
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze