Adam Skarbonkiewicz joined the Academy's fencing program in 2005 as an assistant coach. He graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in science in December 1998.
Skarbonkiewicz' fencing credentials include a 2002 Master of Fencing from the Academy of Physical Education, Katowice, Poland, he attended the academy from 1990-1993. Prior to joining the Air Force Academy's fencing staff, he managed the fencing program at the Oregon Episcopal School in Portland from 1995-2005. He was the fencing coach at the Oregon Fencing Alliance, where several of his students won both National and World Championships in various age categories. He was responsible for creating and directing the strength and conditioning program for elite fencing athletes while at OFA. From 1995-1996, he was a fencing instructor at Oregon Parks and Recreation in Portland. He was also an instructor at the Rochester Fencing Club in New York from 1993-1994. While in New York, one of his students won the U.S. Junior Olympic championships and was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team.
Skarbonkiewicz' athletic achievements include National Champion from 1995-1996; U.S. National Saber Champion, 1996; qualified for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Fencing Team; ranked No. 1 in U.S. Saber point standing (1995-1997); U.S. National Championships top three sabre team finish in '96, '97, '98; and Polish National Saber Junior champion (1990).
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