Bronze Medal in Madrid!


The Bronze Medalists of the Madrid World cup: Jaime Marti and Tim Morehouse!

What a day! It actually started out rather slowly…

I fenced Kudo of Japan in the round of 64 and just barely squeezed by with a 15-12 win.  In the next round, fencing a young Frenchmen named Hugo I was down 7-13 before rallying to 15-13 victoy! (The biggest comeback I have had in awhile) After that match I really turned it on and defeated Zalomir of Romania 15-7 and then Samelle of Italy 15-12 before falling to Nemscik of Hungary 15-9 in semi-finals.(Live on Spanish TV lol)

Ben Igoe and Daryl Homer also had strong performances advancing to the round of 16.    James Williams, Jason Rogers, Jeff Spear and Mike Etropolski lost in the round of 64.    Ben defeated Etropolski in round of 64, Tricarico of Italy in  the round of 32 before falling to Nemscik in round of 16.   Daryl beat Imparato in the round of 32 before falling to Hanceanu of Romania.

Dumetrescu of Romania Gold, Nemscik of Hungary Silver.
Dumetrescu of Romania Gold, Nemscik of Hungary Silver.

The race for the national team will now be extremely close with James Williams, Jason Rogers and Daryl Homer now only seperated by less than a hundred points for the final 2 spots.

Other Notes:
* Dumetrscu has now won 3 world cups this year.  There hasn’t really been anyone consistently winning world cups in a long time.
* Nemscik had fallen far in the rankings, but last week he was 3rd and now 2nd and he will jump back close to the top-16
* We’re staying in Madrid until Thursday and then heading to Padua, Italy for the final Grand Prix of the year