Posts tagged us fencing
How to Qualify for the Fencing World Championships

In this article, we will go over how a fencing season works at the US national level as well as how fencers are ranked nationally, how tournaments contribute to national rankings, and how long the fencing seasons go. At the end of this article, you should know everything you need to know to follow fencing standings and the qualification paths for the various National Teams.

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The importance of taking the Long View

Can you see the bigger picture? By the time the Sydney Games in 2000 arrived, Gerek Meinhardt had already been competing nationally even though he was just 10 years old. Naturally, his coach, Greg Massialas, took him aside and explained the Olympics and the importance they hold in the sport of fencing. Most 10-year olds might shrug and say something like “Oh that’s cool” and then go back to their video games, but not young Gerek. “Can you sign me up?” Gerek asked. “Well…It’s a little more complicated than that” Greg responded.

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How Alex Massialas Made US Foil History with His Epic Comeback

If you’ve been watching the Rio Olympics, you’ve seen a lot of exciting fencing. And hardly anything has been more exciting than Alex Massialas’s historic silver medal in the men’s foil event. But although he had a lot of great bouts, one in particular stands out: his 15-14 victory over Italy’s Giorgio Avola in the quarterfinals.

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