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 [...]
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 [...]
Damien Lehfeldt interviews Ari Simmons about the world championship, his training, and club culture.
Alexander Massialas won the Junior World Championship in men’s foil. Massialas earned the 4th seed into the elimination rounds and faced team mate Race Imboden in the final 8. Massialas won that bout 15-8 and then advanced to knock off top seed Kirill Lichagin (RUS) 15-10. In the finals Massialas defeated Lorenzo Nista (ITA) 15-13. [...]
US fencers continued to earn places on the podium this week as Lee Kiefer and Eli Dershwitz both won bronze medals on the first day of the junior competitions at the 2013 Cadet and Junior World Championships. Italy placed two fencers into the final 4 in Junior Women’s Foil, and the USA placed two into [...]
Sabrina Massialas led the US contingent in Porec, Croatia yesterday with a silver medal finish at the 2013 Cadet World Championships in women’s foil. Massialas started the day off strong, winning all of her pool bouts and earning a 7th place seed into the direct elimination matches. In her elimination matches she won be scores [...]
Tim Morehouse provided an update on promotion of fencing to TV with his Fencing Masters project: Fencing Masters will air April 8, 2013 at 7pm on Universal Sports and feature 2 head-to-head match-ups between US Olympians Nzhingha Prescod Vs. Nicole Ross and Daryl Homer Vs. Tim Morehouse. It is a 30-minute show including interviews with [...]
Gerek Meinhardt has made 3 straight top-8 finishes pushing him up to 12th in the FIE world rankings.