Everyone loves an underdog. Entering into the 2012 Olympic Games, US Women’s Epee Team had climbed up to fifth in the world – up from 16th after the 2008 Olympics. They had taken silver in St. Maur earlier in the season. In spite of that, most countries still didn’t take the Americans very seriously. Well [...]
London was calling and Daryl Homer clashed and slashed his way there. Using his trademark quick feet and explosive flunge, he and the rest of the saber team hope to attain the greatest fencing achievement in the sport: the Olympic Gold. Fencing.net caught up with Daryl before the Olympics. KM: How does it feel to [...]
US fencers can be spoiled. As Americans, we will gripe about having to travel across the country to go to tourneys or how we don’t have enough ratings for a good tournament. Be thankful that we don’t have the challenges that some countries have such as not having any training partners before you go to [...]
Fencing.net caught up with Nzingha Prescod during the US national training camp shortly before the Olympics.
One of the greatest honors an athlete can have is representing your country. The one that trumps that is bringing home a medal. Sandra went to Zonals representing Canada and came back with hardware. Success. Fencing.net caught up with Sandra while she was getting ready for London. Hardware for Canada! That has got to be [...]
Watch how Race learned to harness his emotions and climbed from virtual obscurity to become the #4-ranked foil fencer in the world and America’s #1.
Most high school seniors are worrying about prom. Not Lee. She is looking forward to winning a medal on the grand Olympic stage. Fencing.net caught up with the 2011 and 2012 Pan American Gold Medalist when she and the rest of the US women’s foil team was doing a training camp in Anaheim, CA. KM: [...]
After his three year retirement from fencing, he came back to win nationals, qualify for his second Olympics, be the 2011 Zonal champion, and become a World Champion to cap it all off!
Some would say living in France for the last six years would be crazy, but not Maya. She has lived an exciting life over that past half-dozen years: training with some of the best fencers in the world, traveling across the glove; all to pursue a dream.
Being the coach’s son can be a challenge. Add the fact that your father is a three time Olympian and is the Olympic coach, and the challenge grows.