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

NEW YORK WORLD CUP OF FENCING BEGINS TOMORROW!

Here we go! GO TEAM USA! Wish us LUCK!

PRESS RELEASE ON EVENT:

From June 24 to June 26, 2010,  the New York Athletic Club will partner with the US Fencing Association and the World Fencing Federation, to host one of only ten international Olympic Qualification events for London 2012.    All matches will be held at the New York Athletic Club’s venerable location on Central Park South.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and the top ranked fencer in the world Mariel Zagunis, 2008 Olympic silver medalists James Williams and Tim Morehouse, and the rest of the US team will compete for spots on the 2012 US Olympic Team.  The competition will also feature hundreds of the best fencers in the world and Olympic hopefuls from over 30 countries for individual and team qualification events.  This is the first time a fencing world cup will be held at the New York Athletic Club since the 1980s and is the first international Olympic qualification event for any sport ever to be held at the club.

FOR MORE INFO: NYAC.Fencing.Club@gmail.com
or at US Fencing Website: www.usfencing.org  

Jeff Spear Defeats World Medalist Cosmin Hanceanu at Madrid Saber World Cup, USA Finishes 12th in Team Competition (USfencing.org)

By Nicole Jomantes, www.usfencing.org

Madrid, Spain – Jeff Spear (Wyantskill, N.Y.) earned his first top-32 finish at a World Cup this year in Madrid where he placed 24th on Saturday.

Spear advanced to the table of 64 after winning six straight bouts in the pools during preliminary competition on Friday.

In the table of 64, Spear won his first bout against 2010 Senior World medalist Cosmin Hanceanu (ROU), 15-13.

Read Whole Article:
http://usfencing.org/news/2011/05/17/jeff-spear-defeats-world-medalist-cosmin-hanceanu-at-madrid-saber-world-cup-usa-finishes-12th-in-team-competition/42341

Team USA Men’s Saber 6th Place at Moscow World Cup

Fencing. Moscow Saber 2011 Direct elimination round. Men's individual saber competitions

Moscow, Russia — In the final world cup before Olympic qualification kicks off, team USA men’s saber finished 6th.     The team, consisting of Tim Morehouse, James Williams, Daryl Homer and Jeff Spear, defeated Ukraine 45-43 to advance to the top-8, before falling to Italy to make the top-4, 45-38.   The team then defeated Olympic zonal rival Canada 45-42 in a very tough match.   The day ended with a loss to Romania and a 6th place finish.

James Williams followed up on his top-8 performance in the individual with strong fencing in the team, although against Canada he turned his ankle badly and was forced to the bench for the final round.

The next time team USA takes the piste at a world cup at the end of April it will count for London 2012 qualification!   Will be a tough battle for the team, but looking forward to the challenge.   The next competition is USA National Championships in mid-April.

** A big change will also be announced soon to the  USA Olympic qualification system for the London 2012 team…more to come on this!

** Ben Igoe was home resting after surgery on his ankle.  He will be back in action at USA national championships.

Not Cool Fencing Picture of the Day: Saber fencers on Crutches…

Our team has been a bit beaten up this year…

National team member Ben Igoe (left) just had some minor surgery on his foot to remove some bone spurs.  He’ll be missing the Moscow World Cup this weekend as a result, but will be back for Nationals.  Jeff Spear, ranked #5 in the USA, had some bone chips that needed healing.  He will be competing this weekend in Moscow…

7 USA Fencers Advance at Trofeo Luxardo Men’s Saber World Cup

Padua, Italy — The largest men’s saber world cup in 8 years (160+ fencers) saw 7 of the 12 team USA men’s saber fencers advance on day 1.    Tim Morehouse (6-0) and Jeff Spear (5-1) advanced directly from the pools to the 64 by finishing in the top-16.   Daryl Homer (4-1), Ben Igoe (4-2), James Williams (4-2), Avery Zuck (4-2) and Mike Etropolski (3-3) all advanced out of the pools and defeated strong opponents to in direct elimination matches to advance.

In the elimination matches to make top-64, Ben Igoe beat Pundyk (UKR) 15-9, James Williams defeated Boyko (UKR)15-14 , Daryl Homer defeated Mokretsov (RUS)  (15-12), Mike Etropolski defeated Gelatanu (ROM) 15-13 and Avery Zuck defeated Mayer (CAN) 15-10.

Andrew Fischl, John Jalesky and Oleg Ochocki failed to advanced from the pools and Dan Bak fell in his second elimination match to advance.

Team USA fences again in the top-64 tomorrow.   In the first round, Ben Igoe faces off against Montano (ITA), Homer fencers Decsi (HUN), Williams fences Kim (KOR), Tim Morehouse fences Hartung (GER), Jeff Spear fences Riccadeli (ITA),  Mike Etropolski fences Tarrantino (ITA) and Avery Zuck fences Kovalev (RUS).

WISH US LUCK!