Olympian Maria Cerra Tishman dies at 96

Maria Cerra Tishman

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

San Jose - fencing

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 […]

6 Questions for Dagmara Wozniak

Dagmara Wozniak fencing

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 takes Bronze – now 4th in FIE World Rankings

Race Imboden

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 […]

Qualifying Paths For 2015 Junior Olympics

Greater Richmond Convention Center

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 takes down Tokyo

Race Imboden - Image via USOC

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: […]

Kamara James

I received a note that 2004 Olympian Kamara James passed away recently. Eric Rosenberg wrote this piece to honor her memory. Please excuse the formatting as I haven’t had time to look for photos or other references. ***************** It is with deep sadness that I inform the fencing community of the untimely passing of Kamara […]

TBT: Dan Kellner powers past Germany – Athens 2004

Dan Kellner at the 2004 Olympics

In 2004, the US Men’s Foil team of Dan Kellner, Jon Tiomkin, Jed Dupree, and reserve Gregory Chang knocked off #2 seed Germany in the quarter-finals of the Olympics and ended up placing 4th. Their 4th place finish was the best for a US Men’s Foil team since the 1950s and sparked the USA’s climb to […]

Challenge Gretsch 2014 – Junior Men’s Epee World Cup

Luxembourg Junior Mens Epee World Cup

The Junior Men’s Epee World Cup Circuit kicks off at the Centre National Sportif et Culturel un Luxembourg on Saturday, Sept 20th. The event will also be the FIE debut of FencingTime as the tournament software – and FencingTime founder Dan Berke will be in attendance. The event features several of the top Juniors in the […]

Learn How to Become an International Referee

Derek Cotton

Join USA Fencing FOC member and former FIE Arbitrage Commissioner Derek Cotton as he discusses the path that American officials can take to becoming an international referee. The session is available to all American fencing officials, and will offer the opportunity for a town-hall style question session after the presentation.

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