Ok, by far we get the most comments saying, “I can’t wait to see Aldo Montano!!!” So we at the Fencing Masters NYC just needed to pay homage to his fans here in the USA!
Will you be coming to see him fence at the Fencing Masters NYC on Nov 17 at Hammerstein Ballroom?
Get your tickets! www.fencingmastersnyc.com
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!
Italian fencer Marco Tricarico has a birthday today!
He has spent the last 4 weeks in NYC doing a (working) vacation. We’ve been fortunate to have him helping us with the Fencing Masters NYC. His energy and work have been invaluable!
He will head back to Italy next week to begin training with the Italian National team as they prepare for worlds. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK MARCO and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDY!
By Craig Harkins (www.fencing.net)
Italian foilist Valentina Vezzali won her 71st World Cup Gold and added yet another credit to the claim of best fencer ever with a 15-7 win over Virginie Ujlaky (FRA) in the finals of the Seoul Grand Prix.
The US placed two fencers in the top-32 as Doris Willette took 22nd and Nzingha Prescod finished 24th.
(Read Whole Article: www.fencing.net)
Another Italian fencer has a TV commercial. Andrea Baldini for Kappa. The Italians seem to be leading the way in terms of their athletes being known figures in their country’s culture and being utilized in advertising for products.
Special Thanks to twitter friend tetapoli for the heads up on this video!
This video was sent to me by one of my great fans Frank!
Frank writes, “Don’t know where to put this, but since you sometimes do the “Fencing is a Sexy Sport” posts, I thought you might find this hideous/hilarious commercial of Aldo Montano and body wash amusing. The name of the product line literally appears to be “sex”. Oh, those Italians.”
Wow…I’ll let you all do the comenting on this one! (I can’t lie…we need something like this with US Athletes!) What would our “USA fencing body wash” be called?