Posts Tagged ‘Mike Etropolski’
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 Zagunis, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Dagmara Wozniak tomorrow!
Day 2 Match Ups for Men and Women: http://usfencing.org/events/7135
Hi from Tauberbischofsheim, Germany!
We’ve (James Williams, Ben Igoe, Mike Etropolski, myself and Coach Yury Gelman) been in Germany for 4 days now training with the German, Italian and Romanian national teams. The training center here is probably the largest in the world and we’ve been enjoying ourselves. Fencing a lot of matches against different people and enjoying the fresh air of this small town.
I will post pictures of the training center later.
There is a big pre-worlds camp competition this weekend and the Canadian national team along with Daryl Homer and a few other folks are flying in for it. Should be a great warm up for Worlds.(and the national competition we have next week in Cincinnati!)
Tomorrow we are resting and touring a bit before the competition!
By Mike Etropolski.
Kelley and Courtney Hurley (USA) emerged from Wednesday’s fencing with the only medals for the United States at the 2010 Pan American Fencing Championships with silver and bronze in the women’s epee event. Unfortunately it was Kelley who knocked Courtney out in the semi-finals as Cuban team mates battled in the other semi-final match…
Back from his hiatus, Olympian James Williams hopes to qualify tomorrow for the World Championships in Paris, France. He will need to make at leas the top-16 during the Division I Men’s Saber Championship which kicks off at 8am tomorrow at the Georgia World Congress Center.
He is currently slightly behind 2010 Pan American Team Member Mike Etropolski for the 4th and final spot on the world team. With a small competitive field at the nationals, anything can happen…
Also competing tomorrow will be currently qualified world team member’s Tim Morehouse, Daryl Homer, Ben Igoe along with the top Juniors and Cadet fencers.
(Photo by Amy Alden Timacheff)
More than 6,000 fencers will descend on Atlanta, Georgia in a few days for the US Fencing National Championships at the Georgia World Congress .(Hall B5) On the line at this event are the team and individual championships for men and women’s Foil, Epee and Saber as well as final spots on the US National Team for World Championships in Paris.
In Men’s saber, Mike Etropolski holds a small lead over Olympian James Williams for the 4th and final spot on the men’s saber team.(Currently, Morehouse, Homer, Igoe are 1-2-3) Etropolski has already qualified for Pan American Championships (held Aug.2-7 in Costa Rica) over Williams with his result at the NY World Cup, but with merely a top-16 finish at Nationals, Williams will pass Etropolski for the final world team spot.
Competing will be Beijing Olympians Gerek Meinhardt (men’s foil), Tim Morehouse and James Williams (men’s saber), Seth Kelsey (men’s epee) and Kelley Hurley (women’s epee) s well as Dagmara Wozniak (women’s saber). World #1 and 2-time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis will not be competing, but plans on attending.
Also competing in other events, will be fencers from ages 7-80 in a variety of divisions and skill levels.
On my end besides competing, I’ll be around giving away autographed cards, taking pictures for the blog (if you’d like to be on it!) and doing some meet and greet stuff at the fencing.net table on July 7th and 8th. (More info to come!) sponsored by BistroMD. Please come on by and say HI!
For more Information: (The event is open to the public…)
We’re off on a 2-week trip with world cups in Madrid, Spain and then we’ll stay for a camp before heading to Padua, Italy. These are the 6th and 7th world cups we’ll be competing in this season.
Ben Igoe, Daryl Homer, Mike Etropolski, Andrew Fischl, Jeff Spear, Tim Morehouse and a number of other US fencers will be headed overseas for the competitions. Up for grabs, potentially the 4th spot on the US National Team with James Williams currently working in San Francisco and not training. These tournaments will also be important for world ranking. National coach Yury Gelman will coach the team on the trip.
I’ve got The Wire season 3, Friday Night Lights Season 2 and the book, “Geeks Guide to World Domination” by Garth Sundem to help me pass the time on the flight over!
Follow our trip and results here and on twitter! (www.twitter.com/timmorehouse)
RIGHT TO PLAY “En Garde” Charity Cocktail Party at Barneys: A Smashing Success for Charity and FencingMay 14, 2010
The fencing community and its friends flexed their muscles tonight at the Barneys Penthouse raising upwards of 15,000+ dollars for the Humanitarian organization Right To Play as New York State Governor David Patterson, Nigel Barker, Serge Timacheff , Olympic coach Yury Gelman and fencing legend and Olympian Peter Devine joined 150+ guests to enjoy fencing photography and cocktails.
Governor Patterson spoke to the crowd, along with Right To Play COO Jeffrey Orridge and hosts Matt Doyle, Jason Rogers and Tim Morehouse. All of them addressed the importance of sports for children’s development and the need for resources in underdeveloped countries so that children can play and learn. Right To Play teaches kids in impoverished areas life lessons via sports and provides children who might not necessarily have it with sporting equipment and coaches. (www.righttoplayusa.org) The money raised will go to help thousands of children in countries around the world.
The night was also special to me because of the strength displayed by fencing. 150+ guests paying $150 dollars a ticket to enjoy fencing photography! Imagine how many people we can get with live fencing ? The answer of course, is that this be the first of many events I plan on doing to help raise money for good causes while simultaneously promoting fencing. I have some big projects in the works to hold spectator/sponsor friendly tournaments in New York City where we can draw thousands of paying spectators and get sponsors behind it.
It’s not even a question of can we get people to watch fencing and companies to sponsor it. It’s going to happen and it’s happening now.(Speaking of which, I still have a big sponsorship announcement to make soon!) For now, a nice victory for a good cause and a score for the sport of fencing.
PS Also in attendance tonight were Daria Schneider, Mike Etropolski and my mother and father! (Mom bid on 3 of the photographs and won! Thanks Mom!)
Thank you to everyone who helped make tonight a smashing success! And to everyone who continues to work towards helping good causes and growing our small, but mighty sport. Make room world…the fencers are coming!