Becca Ward stepped down from the international fencing scene after winning two bronze medals at the 2008 Olympic Games to concentrate on her studies at Duke University. While at Duke, Ward went on to win 3 NCAA championships in Women’s Sabre. Now, she spends some of her free time when not working for a DC [...]
Only Maya Lawrence had secured a spot before the weekend’s competition; being #1 in point standings in the U.S. with a top-16 finish at the London Olympics and posting two top-16 finishes in the World Cup circuit.
The other day, I was fencing at a tournament at the Maryland Fencing Club, and noticed that the salle’s head coach, Greg Paye had placed the Desiderata displayed on his wall. As I waited to be called for my direct elimination matches, I read through the Desiderata a few times, soaking in the words and [...]
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The Russian foil squads are exerting their newfound dominance in foil with world cup wins this weekend as the FIE senior circuit hits Asia. Team USA gets another medal from another fencers as Gerek Meinhardt steps up for a silver and demonstrates how deep the US team is. Alexey Cheremisinov (RUS) and Larisa Korobeynikova (RUS) [...]
Watch the finals of the Men’s and Women’s Individual Sabre from Chicago: Chicago Women’s Sabre Individual This was also a big weekend for Team USA, hosting the Absolute Fencing Gear® Korfanty World Cup. The American favorite, Mariel Zagunis, came in to the individuals with five straight podium finishes in the season under her belt as [...]
Serge Timacheff (FencingPhotos.com) interviews USA Olympian Gerek Meinhardt in Tokyo, Japan where he earned the silver medal at this weekend’s men’s foil Grand Prix.
The demise of French fencing seems to have been overstated. This was a great weekend for Team France as Daniel Jerent (FRA) defeated Alexandre Blaszyck (FRA) 15-14 to keep the title at home at the Challenge Réseau Ferré de France. France took 3 of 4 podium spots in the men’s epee individual event. 2012 Olympian [...]
Team USA Fencers boasts career bests as well as holding onto a #2 team world ranking. Xuzhou Epee Grand Prix Maya Lawrence finished 10th at the Xuzhou Epee Grand Prix, a career best. Her initial 11th seed exempted her from the pools and preliminary rounds, placing her in the table of 64 where she defeated [...]
In every sport there is the post-season ritual of either announcing a retirement or announcing your goals for the next season. In college revenue sports, athletes will talk about whether they’re returning for another year of school or going pro. In the professional sports there will be post-season discussions on retirement and free agency. Usually [...]