Jeff Spear Defeats World Medalist Cosmin Hanceanu at Madrid Saber World Cup, USA Finishes 12th in Team Competition (

By Nicole Jomantes,

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.

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Madrid, Spain World Cup Day 1

(Photo by Ignacio Casares)

All, but one US fencer advanced today. (I’ve been sick hence the lack of twittering!)   Tomorrow, Ben Igoe fences Proskura (RUS), Homer fences Kindler (GER), Fiscl fences Gan (FRA), Morehouse (USA) Vs. Spear (USA), Avery Zuck Vs. Zalomir (ROM) and Rogers (USA) Vs. Jaime Marti (Spain).     Not sure of the other bouts right now, but will post later if I get them.

Etropolski was eliminated by Lontay on day 1.