Victory in Cincinnati!

Good way to start the new season…Gold medal!

With 11 days until we leave for World Championships in Paris, we competed in Cincinnati, Ohio at the first North American Cup of the 2010-2011 season,

It was a strong day for the National Team, (James Williams, Daryl Homer, James Williams, Tim Morehouse) as the four of us all advanced to the top-4 before duking it out.

The top 8:
1 Tim Morehouse
2 James Williams
3 Daryl Homer/Ben Igoe
5 Avery Zuck
6 Jeff Spear
7 Rhys Douglas
8 Max Sterns

I felt very good about my fencing, posting some strong victories against very good opponents.  I had tough opponents in almost every round (Prochniak in 32, Ochocki in 16, Zuck in 8, Igoe in 4 and Williams in the gold) so it made the victory that much more satisfying.

Already back home in NYC, we have about a week to practice and then we’re off to Paris!

Thanks to everyone who sent well wishes to me!

The Finalists in Men's Saber

Cincinnati, Ohio —

Thailand World Cup Results: Igoe leads Team USA with Silver Medal. Morehouse 6th Place.

Pattaya, Thailand — The second half of the international fencing season kicked off with the world cup in Thailand.  Ben Igoe paced team USA with a 2nd place finish while Tim Morehouse finished 6th.  Both fencers bounced back from lackluster performances at the North American Fencing Cup in Virginia Beach to finish strongly.

Rhys Douglas and Mike Etropolski finished in the top-16.   Luther Clement, Brad Baker and Ewan Douglas went out in the round of 32.  The competition was small due to the political turmoil in the country.  only 42 competitors participated. 

The fourth team spot is still up for grabs with the potential retirement of James Williams.    Etropolski’s results places him into 5th place slightly ahead of Jason Rogers, Sean Buckley, Andrew Fishcl and Jeff Spear for what could be the final spot.   James Williams, now idle in the ranking, still remains 700 points ahead of Etropolski.