Posts Tagged ‘Team USA’
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.
With the recently proposed USFA logo being widely criticized on Fencing.net and in various other forums as “horrible” “terrible” ”amateurish” etc. etc. (see pic below)…
I thought I’d share with you the logo I think would be a great change for the organization…(Featured above) The logo was designed by WM, a really talented designer, who put this together in about a day or so…
What do you think? (Below is how it would look on the uniforms)
Register with the US Olympic Team for a FREE Team USA Backyard Games Party Kit! The Kit includes Olympic and Paralympic activities, Trivia challenge, Flag and Medal cut outs, and OLYMPIC RECIPES (YUMMY!) from the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs!
Trust me, Olympian’s are a very tasty BBQ meal…just kidding…the recipes aren’t for cooking Olympians! (Yet!)
Check out the party kit and if you’d like to donate to the US Olympic Team:
Fencing Video of the Day: Ben Igoe (USA) Vs. Skrodkzi (POL) for the Gold in Thailand. Final 3 points!May 4, 2010
U.S. Olympic Committee Announces 2010 U.S. Olympic Team Heading to Vancouver for 2010 Olympic Winter Games
Team USA features 216 athletes with 87 returning Olympians
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced its team members for competition at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada. Team USA consists of 216 athletes, including 123 men and 93 women.
Highlighting the list are three Olympians heading to their fifth Winter Games. Luge athlete Mark Grimmette (Muskegon, Mich.) and Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) have been named to five consecutive U.S. Olympic Teams (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010). Casey Puckett (Aspen, Colo.) competed in four straight Winter Games as an alpine skier (1992, 1994, 1998, 2002). He retired from the U.S. Alpine Ski Team in 2002 before returning to the slopes to try out ski cross, which makes its Olympic debut in Vancouver. Grimmette, Lodwick and Puckett join former bobsledder and current men’s bobsled head coach Brian Shimer as the only five-time U.S. Olympians to compete in a Winter Games in history.
“America’s finest athletes are ready to captivate our country once again in anticipation of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver,” said USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun. “The 216 athletes we have officially entered into competition will provide inspiration for Americans young and old, and our athletes will do so with the pride and honor that is inherent in representing the United States of America.”
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Mariel Zagunis and Kurt Getz captured golds as both men’s foil and women’s saber swept the medals on the third and final day of individual cometitions at the Pan American Championships.
In women’s saber, national team newcomers Daria Schneider took home the Silver while Monica Aksamit finished with the Bronze. Dagmara Wozniak finished 5th.
In Men’s Foil, Olympian Gerek Meinhardt took the silver medal while Miles Chamley-Watsontook home the Bronze. Alex Massailais finished 9th-12 losing to Kurt Getz in the round of 16.
Team USA has a strong medal count lead with team event starting tomorrow with men’s saber and women’s epee.
Current medal count (G S B T):
USA 5 5 6 16
Venezuela 1 1 2 4
Canada 0 0 3 3
Panama 0 0 1 1
I’m in the advertisements for the US Olympic Committee’s fundraising campaign…so where’s WaldoMorehouse in the picture above????
Below is my section blown up:
In the big poster, I’m the first picture to the right of “TO BE AN”.
To donate go to www.teamusa.org