USA Today Predicts Nicholas Limbach (GER) to win Gold in London 2012 in Men’s Saber

USA Today has there Olympic predictions online today for all sports for the London 2012 Games.    They have Nicolas Limbach of Germany winning Gold with Aldo Montano taking the Silver.

They have me as the highest US Finisher in 47th place…I don’t even think there are 47 competitors so not sure how they are making these predictions.

Check out fencing and every sport at the link below:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/medal-tracker.htm#fencing_individualsabre_men

What do you think of there predictions?

Team USA Pan Am Championships ’11: Mariel Zagunis, Kelley Hurley, Lee Kiefer, Race Imboden, Daryl Homer and Soren Thompson win Gold!

Team USA has had a really great showing so far at Pan Ams capturing all the individual gold medals!  Also, the men’s epee and women’s saber captured gold today in the first day of team competition.

I’ve been a bit behind in blogging with my book stuff taking up my spare time! Super congrats to my saber teammate Daryl Homer for the gold medal in men’s saber!  James Williams and I finished in top-8 in men’s saber.

You can find all the results and details at: www.fencing.net

I compete again on Saturday July 9 in the team event with my teammates Daryl Homer, James Williams, Ben Igoe and JEff Spear.  Men’s foil and women’s epee compete tomorrow.

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

Cool Fencing Picture of the Day: Sudden Death at NCAA Championships!

It came down to the wire in men’s saber at NCAA Championships! Daryl won on an attack in the middle when Avery held his arm…

On another note, finally some high quality live streaming of fencing matches! Super KUDOS to whoever was behind this happening.  They did a good job with the backdrop and the announcing by Donald Anthony was strong.

This should happen at every North American Cup as well!

You can watch fencing live steaming here:
http://www.ncaa.com/live/2011-03-25/nc-fencing

Daryl Homer Wins NCAA Championship in men’s Saber!

Daryl Homer took home his 2nd straight NCAA Fencing Championship defeating Avery Zuck in a dramatic 15-14 win.  The two had faced off last year as well with Daryl winning.   Evan Prochniak and Oleg Ochocki finished 3rd.

Live Streaming: http://www.ncaa.com/live/2011-03-25/nc-fencing

Full Results: http://www.prisedefer.com/NCAA