Check out some great photographs from Michael Dote of our world championship men’s epee fencers Seth Kelsey (above) and Soren Thompson (below).
They’ll both be competing at Fencing Masters: Kick-Off to London on Tuesday, June 26!
Come catch the World Champions LIVE: www.fencingmastersnyc.com
The Men’s Epee team of Seth Kelsey, Ben Bratton, Cody Mattern and Benji Ungar shocked the world today taking home a Silver Medal at the World Championships.
They nearly pulled off the Gold! Leading by as much as 4 points into the 6th match before the French team rallied in front of their home crowd.
With Gerek Meinhardt’s Bronze in the men’s foil, and this result, this is by far the best world championships results for the USA Men in all their history. Not to mention top-8 performances in the individual events by Seth Kelsey and Miles Chamley-Watson. With Mariel Zagunis’s gold medal in women’s saber, team USA comes home 3 medals from worlds!
Congrats to the men’s Epee fencers! You made us all very proud!
Costa Rica — US Foil Fencer Lee Kiefer captured the first gold medal for team USA on day 1 of the 2010 Pan American Championships. Doris Willette captured a Bronze Medal. Nzinga Prescod finished 13th and Ambika Singh finished 17th.
In Men’s Epee, Seth Kelsey finished in the top-8 and Cody Mattern made top-16 to pace the men’s epee squad. Ben Bratton and Benji Ungar fell in the round of 32.
Full Results for Men’s Epee:
Full Results for Women’s Foil:
** Women’s Saber and Men’s Foil are competing today and men’s saber and women’s Epee go tomorrow on the final day of the individual competition.
** The tournament is being held in an old train station (pictures to come tomorrow)
(Photo by Amy Alden Timacheff)
More than 6,000 fencers will descend on Atlanta, Georgia in a few days for the US Fencing National Championships at the Georgia World Congress .(Hall B5) On the line at this event are the team and individual championships for men and women’s Foil, Epee and Saber as well as final spots on the US National Team for World Championships in Paris.
In Men’s saber, Mike Etropolski holds a small lead over Olympian James Williams for the 4th and final spot on the men’s saber team.(Currently, Morehouse, Homer, Igoe are 1-2-3) Etropolski has already qualified for Pan American Championships (held Aug.2-7 in Costa Rica) over Williams with his result at the NY World Cup, but with merely a top-16 finish at Nationals, Williams will pass Etropolski for the final world team spot.
Competing will be Beijing Olympians Gerek Meinhardt (men’s foil), Tim Morehouse and James Williams (men’s saber), Seth Kelsey (men’s epee) and Kelley Hurley (women’s epee) s well as Dagmara Wozniak (women’s saber). World #1 and 2-time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis will not be competing, but plans on attending.
Also competing in other events, will be fencers from ages 7-80 in a variety of divisions and skill levels.
On my end besides competing, I’ll be around giving away autographed cards, taking pictures for the blog (if you’d like to be on it!) and doing some meet and greet stuff at the fencing.net table on July 7th and 8th. (More info to come!) sponsored by BistroMD. Please come on by and say HI! 🙂
For more Information: (The event is open to the public…)
Men’s Epee had a strong showing at Pan Ams as Olympian Cody Mattern captured the Silver Medal and Seth Kelsey finished with a Bronze.
Erik Hansen and Jon Normile both fell in the top-16. Men’s Epee competes again on July 7 in the team event.