Gu claims gold, Homer breaks the Top 10

One week ago Bongil Gu (KOR) claimed gold at the World Cup in Warsaw, Poland and remains the #1 Men’s Saberist in the World. However the day was full of upsets for other top fencers, starting with 2nd ranked Alexey Yakimenko (RUS) being defeated in the Table of 32 by 18th ranked Mojtaba Abedini (IRI) in a […]

Zagunis claims silver, Velikaya moves up in World Rankings

This past weekend Sofya Velikaya (RUS) claimed gold at the Challenge Yves Brasseur in Ghent, Belgium. After placing behind Olga Kharlan (UKR) twice, first at the Absolute Fencing Gear New York Sabre Grand Prix in New York and then at the Coupe du Monde in Athens, Greece, Velikaya finally bested the World’s #1 Womens Sabre […]

ACC Fencers Earn 2015 Postgraduate Scholarships

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Two ACC fencers – Sarah Collins (Duke) and Gillian Litynski (UNC) earned scholarships to pursue graduate degrees after they complete their undergraduate studies. The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is named in honor of the first 3 ACC commissioners, Jim Weaver, Bob James, and Gene Corrigan. Sarah Collins; Duke; Public Policy Studies; Fencing; Palm Harbor, Fla. A two-time […]

Talking with the US Men’s Foil Team – On Point

Videos of interviews with the US Men's Foil Team

There’s a YouTube channel providing some great content – interviews with some of the USA’s top fencing athletes and coaches. Over the past month a host of videos went live. These videos offer a view into the lives of the Olympic athletes as they compete at national and international events. This interview with Men’s Team […]

Blind Fencing – Demonstration at Junior Olympics

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USA Fencing shared a video on their Facebook page showing a demonstration of blind fencing: Post by U.S. Fencing Association. Pretty cool! I had a look and found a few more clips, including this news story from ABC News in 2010:   On his post “Learning to Fence” at the Carroll Center for the Blind, […]

UNCs Ron Miller Earns 1,400th Victory

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The North Carolina men’s and women’s fencing teams competed at the Philadelphia Invitational over the weekend, earning solid wins and experience highlighted by a landmark victory. The Tar Heels joined by 12 other teams in the dual meet format with the women competing on Saturday and the men on Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania. By the end of the day on Saturday, head coach Ron Miller had passed the 1,400-wins mark for his 48-year career at UNC.

Olympian Maria Cerra Tishman dies at 96

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Maria Cerra Tishman, a US Olympic foilist who finished 4th at the 1948 Olympics, died on Jan. 24, 2015 at the age of 96 years old. In 1948, Maria earned a berth on the U.S. Olympic fencing team for the 14th Olympic Games at London. In London, Maria advanced through three preliminary rounds to reach the final […]

Qualification Changes for USA Fencing Events

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This past year we’ve seen many changes regarding point based qualification paths for the 2015 Summer Nationals and now it seems to be solidified for the rest of the season. For those that are out of the loop, USA Fencing has replaced the July NAC with the July Challenge. What exactly is the difference? You […]

Breaking Down the Film: Adam Maczik vs. Jimmy Moody (DIME Gold Medal Bout, 2015 SLC NAC)

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For more information on the distance terminology I’m using and what I’m looking for in this bout, refer to my guide on watching YouTube fencing. Video credit and image captures goes to Andrew “CyrusOfChaos” Fischl.  The 2015 Fencing year kicked off with the Salt Lake City, Utah NAC, which pit Olympic Training Center (OTC) residents […]

2015 Challenge International de Paris – Mens Foil

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Top foil fencers compete across the world this weekend as the 2015 Challenge International de Paris runs with preliminary rounds on Friday with the top-64 competing on Saturday and a team event on Sunday. The USA features 3 fencers ranked in the top 8 of the FIE World Rankings, so we expect to see one of […]

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