Where in the World is Team USA Men’s Saber Fencing?

We’re off on a 2-week trip with world cups in Madrid, Spain and then we’ll stay for a camp before heading to Padua, Italy.  These are the 6th and 7th world cups we’ll be competing in this season.

Ben Igoe, Daryl Homer, Mike Etropolski, Andrew Fischl, Jeff Spear, Tim Morehouse and a number of other US fencers will be headed overseas for the competitions.    Up for grabs, potentially the 4th spot on the US National Team with James Williams currently working in San Francisco and not training.   These tournaments will also be important for world ranking.   National coach Yury Gelman will coach the team on the trip.

I’ve got The Wire season 3, Friday Night Lights Season 2 and the book, “Geeks Guide to World Domination” by Garth Sundem to help me pass the time on the flight over!

Follow our trip and results here and on twitter! (www.twitter.com/timmorehouse)

Bronze Medal in Madrid!

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The Bronze Medalists of the Madrid World cup: Jaime Marti and Tim Morehouse!

What a day! It actually started out rather slowly…

I fenced Kudo of Japan in the round of 64 and just barely squeezed by with a 15-12 win.  In the next round, fencing a young Frenchmen named Hugo I was down 7-13 before rallying to 15-13 victoy! (The biggest comeback I have had in awhile) After that match I really turned it on and defeated Zalomir of Romania 15-7 and then Samelle of Italy 15-12 before falling to Nemscik of Hungary 15-9 in semi-finals.(Live on Spanish TV lol)

Ben Igoe and Daryl Homer also had strong performances advancing to the round of 16.    James Williams, Jason Rogers, Jeff Spear and Mike Etropolski lost in the round of 64.    Ben defeated Etropolski in round of 64, Tricarico of Italy in  the round of 32 before falling to Nemscik in round of 16.   Daryl beat Imparato in the round of 32 before falling to Hanceanu of Romania.

Dumetrescu of Romania Gold, Nemscik of Hungary Silver.
Dumetrescu of Romania Gold, Nemscik of Hungary Silver.

The race for the national team will now be extremely close with James Williams, Jason Rogers and Daryl Homer now only seperated by less than a hundred points for the final 2 spots.

Other Notes:
* Dumetrscu has now won 3 world cups this year.  There hasn’t really been anyone consistently winning world cups in a long time.
* Nemscik had fallen far in the rankings, but last week he was 3rd and now 2nd and he will jump back close to the top-16
* We’re staying in Madrid until Thursday and then heading to Padua, Italy for the final Grand Prix of the year