Rough Day for Team USA in Italy

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The first day of individual competition in Italy is over and once the dust settled most of the American team had been defeated.    Ben Igoe was the one bright spot going 6-0 in the pools.   By going undefeated, Ben has now won 24 straight 5 touch bouts this season.

Daryl Homer went 4-2 in the pools and drew a very tough opponent in Apithy of France who defeated him 15-9 to advance.     James Williams, Jeff Spear and Mike Etropolski went 3-3 in the pools with James falling to Imparato of Italy 11-15, Mike falling 8-15 against Poskura and Jeff losing to a Belarusian fencer 12-15.

Both Luther Clement and Jason Rogers went 2-4 in the pools and were eliminated before 15-touch contention.

Ben Igoe and I fence tomorrow with Ben going against Proskura of Russia and I’m facing off with Shturbabin of Ukraine in the 64.

Since James, Jason and Daryl all failed to make the 2nd day the race for the final 2 national team spots remains nearly deadlocked between the three of them.  There is one competition remaining.  It will come down to the wire again this year as it did last year at nationals, but this time at the Dallas World Cup.

This one is for you Scott…(Artwingny in Italy!)

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Our friend Lord Scott Buchheit’s (descended from the Longshanks) company Artwingny did the recent Ray Band sunglasses ad campaign.(Picture above)

We promised him that if we saw the campaign we would take pictures for him….well, the campaign was hard to miss as it was in almost every bus stop from Venice to Padua

Here you go Scott! Promise kept! Enjoy! (To check out Scott’s company go to: www.artwingny.com)

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The Bus Ride to Padua

We’re in italy on a bus from venice to padua where we are competing.

The Luxardo cup is one of my favorite competitions because it has such a great history. The event is sponsored by Mr. Luxardo (owner of luxardo; a big alcohol company) and the finals are in a magestic theater in downtown padua.

Everyone also gets free Luxardo liquor! Lol follow live results on my twiiter. http://www.twitter.com/timmorehouse Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T