NYC World Cup of Fencing: Day 1 Summary and Match-Ups Set For Team USA for Day 2!

On the men’s side, Jeff Spear (5-1) and Tim Morehouse (6-0) went directly out of the pools ranked 5th and 15th respectively.  Ben Igoe (5-1), Mike Etropolski (5-1), Daryl Homer (3-3) and Avery Zuck (2-4) advance through DEs to the 64 as well.

NY World Cup Men’s Pools Flight 3: Tim Morehouse advanced to the 64, 6-0. U.S. results: James Williams (4-2), Aleksander Ochocki (4-2), Andrew Fischl (4-2), Eric Arzoian (4-2), Evan Prochniak (3-3), Adrian Bak (3-3), John Hallsten (2-4), Zackery Brown (2-4), Rienzi Gokea (2-4), Charles Copti (2-4), Isaac Buchwald (2-4), Adam Mandel (2-4), Dennis Dukhalov (2-4), Peter Pak (1-5) & Teddy Weller (1-5)

180+ fencers and 20+ countries.  It was quite a battle ROYAL!

On the women’s side, Daria Schneider, Monica Aksamit, Sage Palmedo, Kamali Thompson and Skyla Powers made it into table of 64. They will join Mariel ZagunisIbtihaj Muhammad and Dagmara Wozniak tomorrow!

Day 2 Match Ups for Men and Women: http://usfencing.org/events/7135

Cool Fencing Picture of the Day: Sudden Death at NCAA Championships!

It came down to the wire in men’s saber at NCAA Championships! Daryl won on an attack in the middle when Avery held his arm…

On another note, finally some high quality live streaming of fencing matches! Super KUDOS to whoever was behind this happening.  They did a good job with the backdrop and the announcing by Donald Anthony was strong.

This should happen at every North American Cup as well!

You can watch fencing live steaming here:
http://www.ncaa.com/live/2011-03-25/nc-fencing

Daryl Homer Wins NCAA Championship in men’s Saber!

Daryl Homer took home his 2nd straight NCAA Fencing Championship defeating Avery Zuck in a dramatic 15-14 win.  The two had faced off last year as well with Daryl winning.   Evan Prochniak and Oleg Ochocki finished 3rd.

Live Streaming: http://www.ncaa.com/live/2011-03-25/nc-fencing

Full Results: http://www.prisedefer.com/NCAA

Dumitrescu wins Budapest Men’s Saber Grand Prix over Pillet 15-14

Budapest, Hungary – Rares Dumitrescu of Romania captured the gold defeated Pillet of France 15-14 in a dramatic final.   Gu (KOR) and Occhiuzzi (ITA) finished 3rd.

Full results can be found: http://gkk2011.pbtfencing.hu/clasfinal.htm

Tim Morehouse paced team USA finishing 12th defeating Apithy (FRA) 15-14 and #3 world ranked Oh (KOR) 15-7 before falling to eventual Bronze medal winner Occhiuzzi (ITA) 13-15.   Dan Bak finished 43rd and Daryl Homer 45th.   Bak fell to Shturbabin 13-15 and Homer lost to Liu (13-15)

The men’s saber fencing world cup circuit resumes again in less than two weeks with the Moscow world cup.

Notes:
* Aldo Montano (ITA) and Yakimenko (RUS) both did not compete due to injury

* The FIE continues to play with the placement of the video replay screen.  No longer is it in front of the main referee while he’s refereeing for him to double check calls on his own, but it is now off to the side. (Time saving measure)

* On a personal note, in my 64 match I challenged 7 calls and won 6.   that’s the most I’ve ever challenged in a bout!

Team USA Men’s Saber in Italy for World Cup #2

We’ve just arrived in Padua, Italy for the second world cup of the season.

12 USA men’s saber fencers will be competing.  I’ll be posting results as best I can from here!

The competition starts tomorrow with pools and DEs to the top-64.  There will be a team event on Sunday.

Victory in Cincinnati!

Good way to start the new season…Gold medal!

With 11 days until we leave for World Championships in Paris, we competed in Cincinnati, Ohio at the first North American Cup of the 2010-2011 season,

It was a strong day for the National Team, (James Williams, Daryl Homer, James Williams, Tim Morehouse) as the four of us all advanced to the top-4 before duking it out.

The top 8:
1 Tim Morehouse
2 James Williams
3 Daryl Homer/Ben Igoe
5 Avery Zuck
6 Jeff Spear
7 Rhys Douglas
8 Max Sterns

I felt very good about my fencing, posting some strong victories against very good opponents.  I had tough opponents in almost every round (Prochniak in 32, Ochocki in 16, Zuck in 8, Igoe in 4 and Williams in the gold) so it made the victory that much more satisfying.

Already back home in NYC, we have about a week to practice and then we’re off to Paris!

Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes to me!

The Finalists in Men's Saber

Cincinnati, Ohio –

Your 2010 NCAA Fencing Champions! Penn State Wins Team Championship. Individual Winner’s Daryl Homer. Gerek Meinhardt. Marat Israelian. Nicole Ross. Caroline Vlolka. Margherita Guzzi Vincenti.

2010 NCAA TEAM CHAMPIONS: PENN STATE

Men’s Saber Champion: DARYL HOMER
2nd Place: Dan Bak
3rd: Oleg Ochocki and Avery Zuck

Women’s Saber Champion: CAROLYN VLOLKA
2nd Place: Becca Ward
3rd: Dagmara Wozniak, Margarita Tschomakova

Women’s Epee Champion: Margherita Guzzi Vincenti
2nd:
Noam Mills
3rd: Anastasia Ferdman/Courtney Hurley

Women’s Foil Champion: NICOLE ROSS
2nd: Doris Willette
3rd: Evgeniya Kirpicheva/Dayana Sarkisova

Men’s Epee Champion: Marat Israelian
2nd: Peter French
3rd: Nick Chinman, Dwight Smith

Men’s Foil Champion: Gerek Meinhardt
2nd: David Willette
3rd: Miles Chamley-Watson/Enzo Castellani

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FENCERS!

FULL RESULTS: http://www.prisedefer.com/