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 […]
Miles Chamley-Watson is one of the athletes nominated for the Team USA Athlete of the Month award for May 2015. Vote at: http://www.teamusa.org/awards 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.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
I enjoy fencing people who run a lot! It’s more satisfying when you set up a party riposte last second! For me the high intensity and high speed is so much fun and a great workout! Bam!
Race Imboden won his second medal of the world cup season with a bronze medal at the Men’s Foil Grand Prix in Torino, Italy. With the top-3 placement, Imboden climbs to #4 in the FIE World Rankings. Imboden is joined in the top 10 rankings by teammates Gerek Meinhardt (5th) and Alexander Massialas (8th). Russian fencers […]
Junior Olympic Fencing Championships Qualifying Paths & Eligibility 2015 – Updated November 19, 2014 USA Fencing sent out updated qualification path information for the 2015 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships. Remember that once qualified, the entry deadline is January 12, 2015. General Requirements: Must be at least 13 years old by January 1 Fencers younger than that […]
Race Imboden earned world cup gold at the Prince Takamado Tokyo World Cup in men’s foil. Imboden is now ranked 5th in the FIE World Rankings for men’s foil. In the finals of the event he defeated Russian fencer Dmitry Rigin 15-10. Video of the semi finals and finals here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/55112887 The USOC congratulated Race’s accomplishment: […]