Fencing.Net: Zagunis 3rd in London; Kharlan notches World Cup Victory

Source: fencing.net by Craig Harkins

The rivalry between Ukraine’s Olga Kharlan and USA’s Mariel Zagunis is doing just fine.  The Ukrainian team anchor notched the victory at the Women’s Sabre World Cup event this weekend in London, England where she defeated Italy’s Gioia Marzocca in the finals.  Mariel Zagunis took 3rd after losing to Marzocca in the semi-finals.

Full Article: http://www.fencing.net/3933/zagunis-3rd-in-london-kharlan-notches-world-cup-victory/

Nike is now a sponsor of Fencing Masters NYC!

I’m very please to announce that NIKE has come onboard as a sponsor of Fencing Masters NYC!

Joining our other great sponsors BistroMDsports,  Bodhizone, Dayton and Sydney Wealth Management Group,  Blue Gauntlet Fencing and Fencing.Net.

As part of the deal, all of the competing athletes in the main event will be receiving apparel packages as well as smaller apparel packages for the Expo Qualifier Championship participants.  (The winner of that will get the bigger package as well!) Plus, they are providing additional support!

I hope you’ll be joining us for this amazing night of fencing which will showcase our sport and support our Olympic Hopefuls!

For Tickets: www.fencingmastersnyc.com/tickets.html

Special thanks to Craig Harkins!


Fencing doesn’t have a bigger champion than Craig Harkins, the owner and founder of fencing.net.

Craig has generously contributed to the FENCING MASTERS NYC and I can’t thank him enough for his support throughout the years and now with this endeavor!

I hope you’ll be joining Craig on Nov. 17th at Hammerstein Ballroom for a really special night of Olympic competition in support of Olympic Hopefuls…(maybe something that hasn’t happened since the 1980s might occur?)


Pictures from Autograph Signing at FENCING.NET Table Sponsored by BistroMDSport!

Fun day at the venue today signing autographs and sharing the National Championship trophy at the http://www.fencing.net table at the Georgia Congress Center.    Got to meet and sign autographs for several hundred folks .(All so nice!)  I’ll be there tomorrow again from 1-3pm time frame.

Special thanks to BistroMDSport and fencing.net (Craig Harkins) for providing the space and the cool President Obama fencing cards for me to sign!   (I’ll be talking more about this great company that’s sponsoring me in the weeks to come!)

Also, special thanks to Jessica for helping me out all day and good luck in your competition tomorrow!

Meet Olympian and National Champion Tim Morehouse at the FENCING.NET Table 12-3pm Tomorrow at Georgia Congress Center!!!

I will be giving away cards (pictured above), signing autographs, taking pictures and displaying the Men’s Saber National Championship trophy at the Fencing Championships tomorrow 12-3pm at the FENCING.NET Table at the Georgia Congress Center.

The free give-away is brought to you by my new sponsor www.BistroMdSport.com!   I’ll be talking more about this amazing company that has partnered with me in the near future, but for now…COME ON DOWN AND SAY HI!

Fencing.Net: Fencing For The Blind in Italy

Andrea Baldini contributing to the SCHERMA PER NON VEDENTI project

This is a cool story…

From Fencing.Net: (By Craig Harkins)
Friday, June 25th, was an historic day at the Concetto Lo Bello in Syracuse. Andrea Baldini (pictured, left) donned a blindfold and fenced epee with a practicioner of Italy’s newest niche sport-Scherma per non vedenti.  A number of important guests were on hand to witness the bout, including FIS president, Girogio Scarso…(Read the Rest)

Fencing.Net: Gold for Zagunis in China; Silver for Kelsey in Canada!

Mariel Zagunis fencing in the 2009 World Championships
Mariel Zagunis (USA, left) won another round in her rivalry with Ukrainian sabre sensation Olga Kharlan by taking the win against Kharlan 15-13 in the gold medal bout of the Tianjin Women’s Sabre Grand Prix event in Tianjin, China. (Read More: www.fencing.net)
Seung Gu Kim (KOR) won the Montreal Men’s Epee World Cup with a 15-11 victory over Seth Kelsey (USA) in the finals.  Kelsey made the finals by earning victories over Benjamin Ungar (USA) 15-10 in the quarter-finals and Jean-Michael Lucenay (FRA) 10-9 in the semi-finals. (READ: www.fencing.net)