Race Imboden: They Will Know Who I Am

Race is a bit of an enigma. How many athletes in one year can make the transition from fencing in their first Cadet and Junior Worlds to making the final 8 at the Senior World Championships? Not many. Fencing.net caught up with Race hours after the announcement of the Olympic team at the Div. 1 […]

Gerek Meinhardt – Ready for the Opportunity

It’s crazy to think that after a year of fencing world cups and NACs with thousands of points being racked up, that there was less than 10 points from the replacement athlete to the Olympic shot. It just shows how close things were for all of us!

Upsets Abound at the Prince Takamado Grand Prix

The Prince Takamado Grand Prix event was one that punished oddsmakers and rewarded those taking long shots as no fencer in the top-10 made it to the final-8 of the direct elimination table. Jianfei Ma (CHN) won the grand prix event 15-13 over Byung Chul Choi (KOR) while Richard Kruse (GBR) and Marius Braun (GER) […]

Italy Tops Qualification Standings for Men’s Foil

The top 4 qualifying teams remained in the top 4, but an early loss by Japan gives Germany hope. In the Olympic team foil event, the top-4 teams qualify directly to the Olympics followed by the top team in each Olympic zone (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe).  Great Britain is allowed a spot due to being […]

USA Foil Coaching Changes

The end of the year is bringing about rumors of coaching changes in the Women’s Foil and Men’s Foil squads.

Giorgio Avola wins Foil European Championship

Giorgio Avola (ITA) won the 2011 European Championship in Men’s Foil with a 15-14 victory over teammate Andrea Cassara (ITA).  Andrea Baldini (ITA) completed the Italian individual medal sweep as he shared bronze with Alexey Cheremisinov (RUS). This was the second event of the 2011 European Championships held in Sheffield, England.  This event counts for […]

2011 Pan Am Men’s Foil Final

Video of the gold medal bout between Race Imboden and Alex Massialas at the 2011 Pan American Zonal Championships.

Race Imboden and Kelley Hurley win Gold at Pan Ams

The US fencers swept medals in the Men’s Foil and Women’s Epee events as Race Imboden and Kelley Hurley won gold in their events at the 2011 Pan-American Zonal Fencing Championships. Alex Massialas took the silver and Gerek Meinhardt the bronze in men’s foil.  Daniel Gomez (MEX) also tied for bronze. In the semi-final bout, […]

Baldini wins 2nd Event in St. Petersburg

Andrea Baldini (ITA) won his 2nd straight world cup to tie Sheng Lei (CHN) atop the FIE World Rankings by winning the St. Petersburg Grand Prix.  Baldini defeated teammate Andrea Cassara (ITA) in the final match, 14-13.  “Baldini and Cassarà are back at their level,” said Stefano Cerioni, foil CT. “They are in great shape […]

Alex Massialas 3rd in Seoul – Baldini wins.

Alexander Massialas (USA) took 3rd place at the 2011 SK Trophée Séoul Men’s Foil World Cup.  Massialas lost to eventual champion Andrea Baldini (ITA).  In the finals Baldini defeated Richard Kruse (GBR) 15-14.  In their semi-final matches Kruse beat Artem Sedov (RUS) 15-5 and Baldini won 15-6 over Massialas. On the way to his podium […]

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