Tunis, Tunisia- In a relatively small field of 77, all of the 8 Americans competing in the Tunis world cup advanced to day 2 and the bracket of 64.
James Williams went 6-0 and came out of the pools 1st, and Ben Igoe also went 6-0 and finished in 2nd to pace the Americans on day 1. Jason Rogers went 4-2 and Mike Etropolski went 4-1 and Konate Primus, Luther Clement and Eric Arzoian each went 2-3. I had a bye and am ranked 13th in the tournament overall.
Tomorrow’s USA bouts in top-64:
Ben Igoe vs Mark Peros CAN
Tim Morehouse vs. Luther Clement
Jason Rogers Vs. Dulceanu ROM
James Williams Vs. Moreno SPN
Erik Arzoian Vs. Diego Ochiuzzi ITA
Konate Primus Vs. Sanson FRA
* For the first time, there are Iraqi Saber Fencers competing in a world cup
* Brad Baker made a solid debut as a USA referee at a saber world cup