Maccabiah 2013

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  1. David Minton

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    Anyone going to Israel in July for the World Maccabiah Games? The national organization hasn't officially announced the fencing team yet, though most have likely already accepted or declined appointment to the US team.
     
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    Well, it certainly won't be the guy who defaulted as noted in post #39 from the Porec thread.

    It's incredible how this stuff happens all the time.
     
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    Yes, my son will be fencing Senior Sabre. We have completed a number of forms. Fencers will be there three weeks and we will be visiting for two weeks.
    My understanding is that the fencing is not great but it should be an amazing experience for him. While no official announcement has been made we do know
    several team members attending.
     
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    Does USA Fencing select fencers for this event or get involved?
     
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    No involvement at all but Maccabiah USA selects the fencers based on USFA national rankings. I believe only 3 are selected per weapon for Juniors and Seniors/Open. Juniors who are ranked high enough in Seniors can choose either division to fence.
     
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    I believe I read that the Games are self-funded. What's the cost of sending a fencer?--do the organizers cover any expenses?
     
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    It is self funded but I believe there are some grants for those in need. Cost for Junior fencers is 8k and Seniors 5k. Understand that this includes airfare and
    housing for three full weeks in Israel. No more expensive than sending kids (juniors) to sleep away camps for the summer. The athletes spend the first week traveling throughout the country
    while the competitions are the last two weeks. There are individual and team events for all weapons. Fencing spans 2-3 days.
     
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    Not that bad considering what you get. Fencing could be better than you think, but it really depends on who shows up.
     
  9. Damien Lehfeldt

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    Team has been announced.
     
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    Madison Zeiss (my daughter) will be representing the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the 19th Maccabiah Games - don't know if she's the first ND'r to go - I think there may have been one in the 70's, too.

    Her fundraising page is here

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Gary Z
     
  13. David Minton

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    I believe that list is still "unofficial" according to Maccabi USA. It's disappointing the Masters team looks to be so small.

    I was also given the impression when I last communicated with them, early last week, that they haven't received commitments from the coaches. Anyone know who is being considered?
     
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    Coaches are on the linked list.

    B
     
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    I think Brand and Marshall Davis are in.
     
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    Isn't Sara Kass serving as a coach in addition to being a competitor?
     

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