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Ineligible and Suspended List

Unless otherwise noted, all banned or suspended individuals below are prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any event, program, activity, or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the National Governing Bodies recognized by the USOPC, a Local Affiliated Organization as defined by the Code, any High Performance Management Organization (HPMO), or at a facility under the jurisdiction of the same.

List of Individuals Ineligible for / Banned from Membership with USA Fencing

Name State Date of Dec. Add. Info.
Nitai Kfir NY 12/13/2011 Banned
Gustavo Ducuing CA 8/1/2012 Banned
John Tejada CT 4/17/2013 Banned
Adrian Colcisca AR 6/30/2017 Banned
Daniel Brown SC 2/6/2018 Banned
Brian Koby IN 2/20/2018 Banned
Daniel Berliner FL 4/2/2018 Banned
Jonathan Tablas-Ramirez (aka Jonathan Brundage) MD 9/18/2018 Former member ineligible for membership
Joseph Pipkin NC 11/19/2018 Banned
John Proctor PA 9/17/2019 Former member ineligible for membership
Jack Mullarkey MA 5/5/2020 Former member ineligible for membership
Ra’ad Rabieh CA 8/16/2021 Banned
Rob Piraino TN 9/23/2021 Banned
Stefan Popovici TX 12/10/2021 Banned
Matthew Hite TX 12/13/2021 Banned
Oscar Vargas FL 1/12/2022 Banned

List of Individuals / Organizations Under Temporary Suspension of Duties and / or Temporary Ineligible of Membership with USA Fencing

Name State Date of Dec. Add. Info.
Eric Dew CA 2/14/2009 Membership suspended until conditions are met.
Bruce Sikes MO 4/20/2017 Membership suspended until 4/20/2022, or until conditions are met, whichever is later.
Rick and Laura Kirk, Northwest Arkansas Fencing Center, Northwest Arkansas Fencing Foundation AR 7/31/2017 Ineligible for membership. Eligible for admittance or readmittance after one year following satisfaction of certain conditions, which has not yet occurred.
Andrey Kolotilin CA 9/15/2019 Membership suspended until 9/14/2023.
Mauro Hamza TX 12/4/2019 Former member ineligible for membership pending results of an investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport; subject to appeal by Responding Party.
Boris Vaksman NY 10/27/2020 Suspended through 7/31/2022. Conditions must be met prior to reinstatement, including education, community service and a letter of apology.
Alexandre Ryjik VA 12/9/2020 Suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation.
Stephen Kovacs NJ 10/29/21 Suspended by the U.S. Center for SafeSport pending investigation
Dmitry Naygas CA 11/23/2021 Suspended through Jan 21, 2022 for a Level 2 black card
Andrea Zhao NJ 12/7/2021 Suspended through Feb 4, 2022 for a Level 2 black card

A listing of other individuals who have been declared ineligible by other Olympic Sport NGBs and the U.S. Center for SafeSport can be found here: 

The list can be searched by name, location or sport.