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USA Fencing Recognizes Athletes Who Earned Ratings in February

04/28/2019, 8:15pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – More than 800 fencers earned USA Fencing ratings during the month of February.

Three hundred and seventy-six epee ratings were awarded followed by 239 foil ratings and 180 saber fencers.

Fencers Club continues to lead the club standings with 65 ratings earned in 2018-19, including 17 during the month of February alone. Alliance Fencing Academy remains in second place with 52 ratings. Denver Fencing holds 43 ratings.

2019 ratings awarded in February were as follows:

  • A19: 107
  • B19: 111
  • C19: 151
  • D19: 171
  • E19: 249

More than 120 ratings (A through E) were awarded at the Junior Olympic Championships in Denver. This included 86 A19s with eight 2019 Junior and Cadet World Team members earning A19s in Denver.

Two fencers earned ratings in multiple weapons.

Sixteen-year-old Ethan Borsh (Pittsburgh, Pa.) claimed his first E ratings in both foil and epee at the NHFC February Foil and Epee E and Under Tournament. Borsh won gold in mixed epee and silver in mixed foil at the tournament.

Seventeen-year-old Brennon Overbeek (Lincoln, Neb.) earned his first B rating in epee and renewed his foil D at the Icicle Invitational where he took silver in mixed epee and fifth in mixed foil.

February saw numerous family members earn ratings, including mother-son duo Sharrie and Maximo Zafft, both of Worthington, Mass., who each earned B19s in epee at the Capital Clash. Sharrie won the veteran women’s event and Maximo won the cadet title.

*Athletes will only be listed as affiliated with current USA Fencing member Clubs as of  March 1, 2019.

Leading Clubs

Club Ratings
Fencers Club 65
Alliance Fencing Academy 52
Denver Fencing Center 43
LA International Fencing Center 39
Olympic Fencers Club 36
Medeo Fencing Club 35
Swords Fencing Studio 35
Fencing Academy of Westchester 35
Olympic Fencers Club 34
Massialas Foundation 27

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