2011 Berne Men’s Epee Grand Prix Final

Seth Kelsey took 12th at the Berne Grand Prix

This is the gold medal bout between Geza Imre (HUN) and Max Heinzer (SUI) at the Berne Grand Prix event.  This is one of the events which count towards qualification in the 2012 Olympic Games. 2011 Berne Grand Prix Final: Video Full article on the results was already published here.

Fencing in Advertising: Harper’s and Audi

Harpers UK has fencing in a photo spread

More fencing appearing in magazines and advertising this week. Tim Morehouse alterted us to this one at Harpers Bazaar UK Fencing keeps getting play in fashion photo spreads – expect to see that pick up some more with 2012 approaching. Ben Bratton has shared his own find on our Facebook page.  Audi did their ad […]

Italy continues Domination of Women’s Team Foil

St. Petersburg Women's Team Foil Event

Italy won it’s fourth straight team world cup with a 45-36 victory over Korea in the finals of the St. Petersburg Women’s Team Foil event.  The last time Italy failed to win a team event was in February at Tauber where they took 2nd.   The US team of Nzingha Prescod, Lee Kiefer, Ambika Singh, and […]

Vezzali Triumphs in St. Petersburg

Valentina Vezzali

Valentina Vezzali (ITA) cruised through the opening rounds of the St. Petersburg World Cup, outscoring her first 3 opponents 45-12.  She faced more of a challenge in the semi-finals when she defeated Hyun-Hee Nam (KOR) 14-12 and then faced off against teammate Arianna Errigo (ITA) for a 15-11 final match. The other semifinal match featured […]

Upsets abound in Berne Grand Prix

Seth Kelsey took 12th at the Berne Grand Prix

Max Heinzer (SUI) defeated Geza Imre (HUN) 15-11 in the finals of the Men’s Epee Grand Prix de Berne.  Top fencers were knocked out early as Gauthier Grumier (FRA) was the only fencer in the top-10 of the FIE World Rankings to make it to the quarter-final round. Seth Kelsey made it to the top-16 […]

Yakimenko takes #1 Ranking in Warsaw

Alexey Yakimenko claimed the top world ranking for men's sabre

Alexei Yakimenko (RUS) defeated Woo Young Won (KOR) 15-13 in the finals of the Warsaw Men’s Sabre Grand Prix.  With the victory, Yakimenko passed Nicolas Limbach (GER) to claim the #1 World Ranking on the FIE points list.  Limbach, injured in the Athens world cup, was back to top form, placing 3rd after losing to […]

Baldini wins 2nd Event in St. Petersburg

Baldini and Cassara topped the medal stand.  Photo: http://www.federscherma.it/

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 […]

Super Youth Circuit – 2011-2012 Season


USA Fencing announced the winning bids for SYC (Super Youth Circuit) events for the 2011-2012 season.  The announcement has already started a discussion on the Forums about the lack of an event in California. Here’s a map to better grasp the SYC Circuit for the upcoming season: We’ve also created and made public a Google […]

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