How Race Imboden got to #1

Race Imboden #1

Race Imboden takes #1 Ranking in Men’s Foil with 5 podium finishes. Race Imboden has earned the top world ranking for men’s foil in the FIE World Rankings list. The 22 year old Imboden is a three-time Pan American champion. He competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics and won a team silver medal in the 2013 […]

2015 European Fencing Championships Preview

2015 European Fencing Championships

Europe’s best fencers are in Switzerland this week at the Montreux Music and Convention Center (2M2C) to compete in the 2015 European Fencing Championships. A good performance at this tournament is vital to the hopes of fencers looking to book at trip to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games. The championships begin June 5th, 2015 […]

Vote Miles Chamley-Watson Athlete of the Month

Miles Chamley-Watson wants you to vote him USOC Athlete of the Month! (Photo via FIE/Serge Timacheff)

Miles Chamley-Watson is one of the athletes nominated for the Team USA Athlete of the Month award for May 2015. Vote at: Miles won his first career Grand Prix title at the Shanghai Foil Grand Prix, becoming just the second U.S. men’s foil fencer ever to do so.

Kharlan, Dolniceanu strike Gold in Moscow

Moscow Men's and Women's Sabre Grand Prix

The Ukrainian national anthem played in Moscow. Olga Kharlan (UKR) kept a lock on her #1 world ranking by defeating Yana Egorian (RUS) 15-10 in the final match. Mariel Zagunis (USA) made the top-8 and lost to Egorian 15-13 in the quarter-finals, placing 5th. Video: Kharlan vs. Egorian: The Russian women proved to be individually formidable, […]

Moscow Saber Grand Prix

Moscow Men's and Women's Sabre Grand Prix

This weekend fencers from around the world continue on the path to Olympic Qualification with the 2015 Moscow Sabre Grand Prix. The top-16 fencers in each event get to sit and watch who will join them in the final top-64 DE brackets for the elimination matches. Men’s Sabre: Korea looks to continue their dominance of […]

From the Vault: Nike Patent on Asymmetrical Lacing

Nike shoe prototype

If you wanted a fencing shoe that had the lacing offset to prevent wear of the laces, you’ll need to pay Nike. I stumbled on a patent that Nike submitted by invetors Bruce J. Kilgore and Ciro Fusco. The patent mentions “an asymmetric article of footwear” and is a look at the early stages of development […]

Putting a Sword Through Amateurism

Race Imboden, a victim of  amateurism. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

“As I look back on my fencing career and the millions of dollars I was able to earn from it, I’m overjoyed that our sport presents so many opportunities for us to thrive as professional athletes and gain oodles of money. Wait, be right back. Nike’s calling me. I think they want to renew my […]

Road to Rio: How to Qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

2016 Rio Olympics

With the 2015 Pan American Fencing Championships in full swing starting on April 17, 2015 the Olympic Qualification season has begun. Fencers from around the world are competing from April 2015 through April 4th, 2016 for the right to compete for Olympic glory at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. For the fencing events, a total […]

Video: 2015 Cadet and Junior World Championships

2015 cadet and junior world championships tashkent

Video of the 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World Championships from the FIE. The 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World championships ran from April 1st to April 9th in Tashkent Uzbekistan. For a full playlist of the entire video archive, check the 2015 Cadet & Junior World Championships Tashkent playlist on YouTube. Highlights for the USA […]

Use Fencing to Crack The Code To Getting Into Top Schools

Using fencing to get into a top college?

Cracking the Code to Getting Into Top Schools, a segment from CBS LA, is making the rounds on social media. The story centers around advice from author Pria Chatterjee, college admissions consultant and author of the book : The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Into a Top College. In the story she highlights 8 factors that college […]

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