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World's Greatest High Jumper for his age group
He is a graduate of New York University Law School and Princeton University. He practiced law as a Captain in the US Army, was a legal counsel for the United States Senate, and other government agencies. Bruce currently resides in Sterling, VA where he is an attorney, realtor, and President of a real estate investment company.
On top of his professional pursuits, Mr. McBarnette is also an actor who has had roles on TV shows, such as 24 Hours, West Wing, The Wire, Law and Order, and on movies, such as Body of Lies, Shooter, Ladder 49, Along Came the Spider, Contact, Deep Impact, and Jackal.
Despite his hectic schedule, he still finds time for philanthropy and has raised over $100,000 for a variety of charities, including the American Heart Association, Charlie’s Place, and the Queens Sickle Cell Advocacy Network. He has hosted charitable social events, such as art shows, at several embassies in Washington DC, including the embassies of the following countries: Finland, Croatia, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Austria, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, and the Czech Republic.
U.S. High Jump Masters Record! - Hayward Classic 2008
Bruce McBarnette setting an American Record at the Hayward Classic August 2, 2008
Bruce McBarnette has won 12 world championships for his age group and 33 USA Track and Field Masters National Championships. He has also broken world records for his age group on several occasions, including two world records this year. USA Track and Field has selected him Athlete of the Year for his age group 12 years for 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He is a member of the USA Track and Field Masters Hall of fame. His best life time performance was 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 meters) at the Rutgers Relays at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1984. A member of the Potomac Valley Track Team, McBarnette competed in college for Princeton University, where he was coached by former USA Olympic team coach and former USA Track and Field Chair, Larry Ellis as well as former Olympian Fred Samara.