US Olympic Team Member Alex MASSIALAS takes Silver at St. Petersburg World Cup!! Our US Men’s Foil Team is on FIRE!

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Our US Men’s Foil Team is putting up some HISTORIC results.

I don’t know why this isn’t a bigger story but 2012 US Olympic team member Alex Massialas is leading the way with strong fencing in both the individual and team events.  He finished SECOND in the individual event at this past weekend’s world cup in St. Petersburg as the team also captured the silver medal!!!

He’s won back-to-back medals at world cups (a bronze last tournament!)  and I think the last person to do that was Cliff Bayer back in 1990s!!!

He’s clearly becoming our best men’s fencer across all weapons!

Not far behind, Gerek Meinhardt who also took Bronze at the past world cup made the top-8 in St. Petersburg.

Overall, our men’s foil team including Race Imboden and Miles Chamley-Watson has now won back to back medals in the team world cup events including the first ever gold medal in US history in the the team event.

They are looking like strong medal contenders for RIO 2016 if they can keep it up.   Might we be looking at 2-3 Olympic medals out of our men’s foil team at the Rio Games?  It certainly looks like they are capable.

Cool Fencing Video of the Day: Masters De Fleuret Promo Video! This year US Olympian Race Imboden will compete!

Very nice to see fencing tournaments looking good and producing marketing materials like promotional videos.

We just need to make our “regular” tournaments  i.e. world cups and NACS (world champs and Olympics look pretty good) also have this same kind of promotion and improved appearance.  Most of the world saber tournaments are still in high school gyms or odd places with no spectators and our nationals are still in convention centers with no spectators.

 

Catch Fencing Masters on TV!!! (It will air 8 times — win a free T-shirt for posting a picture of yourself with it airing!)

Post a picture of yourself watching Fencing Masters to FB or Twitter and I’ll send you a T-Shirt when I’m back from the Olympics!

On Universal Sports Network:
Thursday 7/19 @ 7:30pm — already aired.

Friday 7/20 @ 12:30 AM ET
Friday 7/20 @ 11:00 AM ET
Tuesday 7/24 @ 7:00 PM ET
Wednesday 7/25 @ 12:30 PM ET

On SportsNet NY (network of NY METS on in NY, NJ, Philly, CT)

Saturday, July 21st – 12:00p
Sunday, July 22nd – 8:30a
Sunday, July 22nd – 1:00p

Fencing Masters Posters and T-Shirts are Coming Soon!

Posters, t-shirts and other promotional materials will be rolling out soon!

I hope you’ll be joining us for Fencing Masters: Kick-Off to London on June 26, 2012 featuring most of the US Olympic Fencing team competing in London 2012.   http://www.fencingmastersnyc.com (Great 1/2 price deal going on now for floor seats!)

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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.