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Vet World Teams to be Named in Atlanta

08/27/2021, 7:15am CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Vet World Champions Jane Eyre and Delia Turner will both be fencing to return to Vet Worlds this weekend in Atlanta.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Athletes ages 50 and older will be vying for positions on the 2021 Veteran World Championship this weekend at the Veteran National Championships in Atlanta, Ga.

Competition at the Vet Nationals will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Georgia World Congress Center in Hall C3 with events beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding at approximately 8 p.m. daily.

2021 Vet Nationals and Vet Open Schedule Live Results

Vet World Team selections will be made in the 50-59, 60-69 and +70 age categories for men’s and women’s epee, foil and saber events. In addition, National Championship titles will be awarded in the 40-49 and +80 age categories. The Veteran Open North American Cup also will be held in Atlanta with athletes ages 40 and older competing against all age categories.

Athletes will be selected for the Veteran World Championships, scheduled for Oct. 8-13 in Daytona Beach, Fla., based on their combined results at the Vet Nationals in Atlanta and the July NAC which was held in Philadelphia.

Eleven past individual Vet World Champions are scheduled to compete in Atlanta as they seek a return to the World Championship podium:

  • Jane Eyre (Woolwich Township, N.J. / Infinity Fencing Alliance / 60-69 Women’s Saber), seven-time individual Vet World Champion
  • Elizabeth Kocab (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Plymouth / 60-69 Women’s Epee), six-time individual Vet World Champion
  • Jennette Starks-Faulkner (Middletown, Conn. / Connecticut Fencers Club / 60-69 Women’s Foil), three-time individual Vet World Champion
  • Ellen O’Leary (Seattle, Wash. / Infinity Fencing Alliance / +70 Women’s Saber), three-time individual Vet World Champion
  • Delia Turner (Philadelphia, Pa. / Delaware Valley Fencers Club / +70 Women’s Saber), three-time individual Vet World Champion
  • Walter Dragonetti / Battle Born Fencing Club / 60-69 Men’s Epee), two-time individual Vet World Champion
  • Josh Runyan (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak / 60-69 Men’s Saber), 2019 Vet World Champion
  • Anne-Marie Walters (Parkland, Fla. / Masters Fencing Club / 60-69 Women’s Foil), 2015 Vet World Champion
  • David Seuss (Charlestown, Mass. / Fencing Academy of Boston / +70 Men’s Saber), 2013 Vet World Champion
  • Will Milne (Redwood City, Calif. / Peninsula Valley Fencing Academy / 60-69 Men’s Saber), 2012 Vet World Champion
  • Larry Pinkus (Kensington, Md. / Nazlymov Fencing Academy / +70 Men’s Saber), 2005 Vet World Champion

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