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U.S. Team Named for Veteran World Championships

09/11/2021, 12:30pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Dmitry Kopylov, Josh Runyan, John Friedberg and Val Kizik qualified for Team USA in the 60-69 men's saber event.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Seventy fencers have qualified to represent Team USA at the Veteran World Championships based on results earned at the July North American Cup in Philadelphia and the Veteran National Championships in Atlanta.  

2021 Veteran National Championships and Veteran Open NAC Results

The top four athletes in the 50-59, 60-69 and +70 categories on the USA Fencing National Team Point Standings were named to the Vet World Team. Events also were held in the 40-49 and +80 categories as well as open events for any athlete age 40 and older. Positions on the National Team Point Standings included both results at the Vet Nationals as well as the July North American Cup in Philadelphia.

On Aug. 30, the FIE announced that the 2021 Veteran World Championships will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the potential rescheduling of the event for January of 2020.

Men’s Saber


Vet 50-59 Men's Saber World Team members Bill Becker, Ron Thornton, Michael Bacon and Stephen Dashnaw.

Competing in the 50-59 men’s saber event for the first time since aging up, Sergey Makogon (Matthews, N.C. / Salt City Swords Fencing Club) added a National Championship gold in his new category to the title he won in the 40-49 event at the 2019 Vet Nationals, defeating 2017 Vet World team silver medalist Ronald Thornton (Fredericksburg, Md. / Capital Fencing Academy), 10-5, in the gold medal final. Although Makogon won gold, he did not secure enough points to qualify for the Vet World Team as he didn’t compete at the July NAC. Thornton earned a position on his fourth Vet World Team where he will be joined by bronze medalist Michael Bacon (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center) as well as top eight finishers Bill Becker (St. Augustine, Fla.) and Stephen Dashnaw (Wayne, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy). Bacon, who placed third at the July NAC, will compete on his first Vet World Team while Becker is returning to his fifth team after winning two individual and two team medals at the Championships. Dashnaw qualified for Team USA in 2020, but was unable to compete due to the event's cancellation. 

An Olympian at the 1992 Games, John Friedberg (Robbinsville, N.J. / Fencing Club of Mercer County) will represent Team USA again after qualifying for his first Veteran World Championships. Friedberg followed his bronze medal finish in the 60-69 men’s saber event at the July NAC with gold at the Nationals, defeating three-time Vet World medalist Val Kizik (Indianapolis, Ind. / IndySabre), 10-4, in the finals. A two-time individual silver medalist at the Vet Worlds as a 50-59 fencer, Kizik qualified for his first team since 2015 by adding his silver in Atlanta to fifth in Philadelphia. Although Joshua Runyan (San Diego, Calif.) finished fifth, the 2019 Vet World Champion won the July NAC title which aided in his qualification for a ninth Vet World Team. Sixth-place finisher Dmitri Kopylov (Roseland, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy) earned the fourth spot on the team due to his silver medal at the July NAC and will fence at the Vet Worlds for the ninth time.

Philip Kath (Morganton, N.C. / Knights of Siena) won his first Vet National Championship in the +70 event, defeating 2013 Vet World Champion David Seuss (Charlestown, Mass. / Fencing Academy of Boston), 10-7, for gold. Despite the win, because Kath had not competed at the July NAC, he was not able to crack the top four in the standings to qualify for the Vet World Team. Seuss, who placed fifth in July, qualified for the Team USA for the 10th time. The gold medalist at the July NAC, Keith Baker (Mc Lean, Va. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation) won bronze in Atlanta and earned a position on the Vet World Team for the first time since 2010. After competing on the circuit for the first time in 2018, John Di Gennaro (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center) added a bronze in Atlanta to his bronze in Philadelphia to qualify for his first Vet World Team. Eighty-three-year-old Vic Bianchini (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak) qualified for his ninth Vet World Team after a seventh-place result at Nationals and a bronze at the July NAC. Bianchini’s top-eight result came after the four-time Vet World medalist won his third straight title on the national circuit in the +80 event, defeating Costa Nichols (Cathedral City, Calif. / Las Vegas Fencing Academy), 10-2, in the gold medal final.

Athens Olympian Ivan Lee (Cambria Heights, N.Y. / Long Island Fencing Center) won his first National Championship gold medal as a veteran fencer as the five-time Division I National Champion claimed gold in the 40-49 men’s saber event. Lee gave up just eight touches between the pools and the direct elimination rounds with a 10-4 final win over James Zirkle (Hinsdale, Ill. / Red Star Fencing Club) for gold. Lee won his second gold medal of the weekend 24 hours later, defeating four-time Vet World Team member Chris Matt (Fairfax Station, Va. / Capital Fencing Academy), 10-5, in the finals.

Women’s Saber


Vet +70 Women's Saber World Team members Jude Offerle, Claire Hanamoto, Delia Turner and Ellen O'Leary.

Five-time Vet World medalist Chaz Smith (Placerville, Calif. / Hangtown Saber Club) won gold in Atlanta and qualified for her seventh team, defeating Jasmina Denner (Greenwich, Conn.), 10-8, in the finals. Smith will be joined on Team USA by two returning team members: Eileen Foley (Arvada, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center) who competed at the 2019 Vet Worlds and five-time Vet World Team medalist  Robin Pernice (Carlisle, Mass. / Dynamo Fencing Center). Foley, who placed sixth in Atlanta, earned at bronze medal at the July NAC while Pernice’s gold medal from July combined with a ninth place finish in Atlanta. Leigh Altman (Keller, Texas / Atlantic Fencing Academy) added a sixth-place finish in Atlanta to her bronze medal at the July NAC to qualify for her first Vet World Team.

In the 60-69 women’s saber event, seven-time individual Vet World Champion Jane Eyre (Woolwich Township, N.J. / Infinity Fencing Alliance) earned her fourth straight gold on the NAC circuit. The 67 year old earned a position on her 17th Vet World Team after her 10-6 win over Jayne Jerkins (Washington, D.C. / Capital Fencing Academy) who aged up to the 60-69 event this season and had quick success, earning bronze at the July NAC and silver in Atlanta to qualify for her first Vet World Team. Both bronze medalists also qualified for Team USA. Heidi Runyan (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak), who also won bronze in July, earned a position on the 10th Vet World Team and two-time Vet World medalist Linda Dunn (Greenfield, Ind. / IndySabre) upgraded her fifth place result in July to qualify for a sixth team.

The +70 event saw two friends and former rivals in the 60-69 event face off in the finals. Competing as a +70 for her first season, Delia Turner (Philadelphia, Pa. / Delaware Valley Fencers Club) defeated Ellen O’Leary (Infinity Fencing Alliance), 10-6, for gold. Turner defeated O’Leary in the finals of the 2011 Vet World Championships in the 60-69 event to win her third individual title. O’Leary moved up to the +70 event the following year and now holds three Vet World titles in the event. Both athletes qualified for Team USA with Turner making her 14th team and O’Leary qualifying for her 16th. Although Claire Hanamoto (Sacramento, Calif. / Hangtown Saber Club) finished fifth at Vet Nationals, her silver medal from July allowed her to qualify for a third straight Vet World Team. A tie for fourth place was created when Dede Deane (Richmond, Va. / Salle Green Fencing School) and Jude Offerle (Winnetka, Ill. / RedStar Fencing Club Chicago) placed third and sixth, respectively, which was the reverse of their positions at the July NAC. Deane and Offerle fenced off for a position on the team with Offerle winning the bout, 10-6.

Former Senior National Team member Julie Seal (Pleasant Grove, Utah / Valkyrie Fencing Club) ended her age eligibility in the 40-49 category with two more National Championship golds, earning both the saber and foil titles in the same day. Since entering the Veteran Nationals for the first time in 2017, Seal has won four straight saber titles and three foil gold medals. In the saber competition, Seal defeated Laura Johnson (Silver Spring, Md. / DC Fencers Club), 10-1, in the finals.

The Veteran Open event in women’s saber featured a final between Clare Deming (Garwood, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy), a bronze medalist in the 40-49 competition, and Leigh Altman (Keller, Texas / Atlantic Fencing Academy) who qualified for the Vet World Team in the 50-59 event. Deming won her third straight NAC title in the open competition, defeating Altman, 10-5.

Men’s Foil


Vet 50-59 Men's Foil World Team members Marek Wyszynski, Oliver Foellmer and Don Davis. (Alan Chernomashentsev not pictured).

Marek Wyszynski (Forest Hills, N.Y. / Fencers Club) earned his third straight gold medal in the men’s 50-59 foil event to qualify for his fourth Vet World Team after winning individual bronze and team silver in 2019. In a rematch of their final from the July NAC, Wyszynski defeated his teammate on the 2019 squad, Oliver Foellmer (Santa Monica, Calif. / Los Angeles International Fencing Center), 10-6. In addition to Wyszynski and Foellmer, bronze medalist Don Davis (Bethesda, Md. / Rockville Fencing Academy) and fifth-place finisher Alan Chernomashentsev (Jacksonville, Fla. / Fioretto Fencing Academy) earned positions on their fifth and third Vet World Teams, respectively. Davis matched his bronze from the July NAC while Chernomashentsev improved on his seventh place finish from the July NAC.

Paul Epply-Schmidt (Princeton, N.J. / Bucks County Academy of Fencing) qualified for his first Vet World Team since 2014 after moving up to the 60-69 category and adding a gold medal win to his bronze medal finish from the July NAC. Epply-Schmidt defeated two-time Vet World medalist Jamie Douraghy (Los Angeles, Calif. / Los Angeles International Fencing Center), 10-6, in the finals. Douraghy, who won individual bronze in 2019, earned a position on his eighth Vet World Team. The top two finishers at the July NAC also qualified for return trips to the Vet Worlds. A 1984 Olympian for Lebanon, Henri Darricau (Littleton, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center) finished third in Atlanta and second at the July NAC to qualify for a seventh straight Vet World Team. Philippe Bennett (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club) won the July NAC and placed eighth this weekend to qualify for his sixth team.

Seventy-four-year-old Jan Patterson (Seattle, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle) remains dominant in the +70 men’s foil event, winning his fourth straight gold medal on the national circuit, dating back to July of 2019. The three-time individual Vet World medalist in the +70 event qualified for his 15th Vet World Championships and is seeking his Vet World title. Patterson defeated Julian Tyson (Amherst, Mass. / Riverside Fencing Club) in the final, 10-4, with Tyson qualifying for his fifth Vet World Team. Moving into his first year as a +70 fencer, Richard Mayer (Nutley, N.J.) combined a bronze medal finish in Atlanta with fifth at the July NAC to qualify for his first Vet World Team while 2019 Vet World team silver medalist Heik Hambarzumian (Anaheim, Calif.) secured a position on his fifth team after a silver medal in Philadelphia and a fifth place finish in Atlanta.

Nathan Anderson (Denver, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center) won his first National Championship title in the 40-49 men’s foil event with a 10-4 win over Leo Popokh (Carrolton, Texas / Fencing Institute of Texas) in the finals. The two returned to the final strip a day later to fence for the open NAC title with Anderson winning the bout, 10-5.

Women’s Foil


Vet +70 Women's Foil World Team members Jude Offerle, Joanne Stevens, Muriel Cawthorn and Madelon Rosenfeld.

A six-time Vet National Champion in the 40-49 women’s foil event, three-time Olympian Ann Marsh-Senic (Royal Oak, Mich. / Renaissance Fencing Club) won gold in her first Nationals in the 50-59 age group after winning the July NAC title as well. Marsh-Senic and three-time Vet World medalist Jane Carter (Bedford, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy) returned to the finals for the second time in a month with Marsh-Senic taking the bout, 10-6. The bronze medalist positions would be the same as July as well with Maria Panyi (Cooper City, Fla.) and Margaret Fagan (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club) each placing third. The mother of 2021 Junior World Team silver medalist Marcello Olivares (Cooper City, Fla. / Bluegrass Fencers Club / Notre Dame), Panyi qualified for her first Vet World Team in 2020, but was unable to compete when the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fagan earned a position on her fourth team after winning gold in the team event in 2018.

Jennette Starks-Faulkner (Middletown, Conn. / Connecticut Fencers Club) won a sixth straight Vet Nationals title in the 60-69 women’s foil event, remaining undefeated at this tournament since entering the age category in 2014 and . The three-time individual Vet World Champion fenced Georgina Love (Ft. Pierce, Fla.), her teammate on the squad that won silver at the 2018 Vet Worlds, in the gold medal final, pulling away from a tie at seven to close the bout at 9-8 in the final seconds. Love, who won bronze at the July NAC, qualified for a third Vet World Team. Anne-Marie Walters (Parkland, Fla. / Masters Fencing Club) rebounded from a sixth-place finish in July to win bronze on Friday and qualify for her 15th Vet World Team where the seven-time individual Vet World medalist aims to return to the top of the podium after her title win in 2015. After fencing at the 2016 Vet Worlds, Nora Gutkovskaya (Fair Lawn, N.J. / Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy) won bronze at Vet Nationals after a silver at the July NAC to qualify for her second team.

The top four finishers from the July NAC each returned to the +70 competition in Atlanta with all four athletes qualifying for Team USA. Six-time Vet World medalist Jude Offerle (Winnetka, Ill. / RedStar Fencing Club Chicago) winning gold in her second competition after aging up from the 60-69 event. Offerle defeated two-time Vet World medalist Joanne Stevens (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club), 10-6, in the finals. Bronze medalists Muriel Cawthorn (Rehoboth, Mass. / Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club) and Madelon Rosenfeld (New York City, N.Y. / Tim Morehouse Fencing Club) qualified for their fourth and seventh Vet World Teams, respectively.

After winning gold in the 40-49 saber competition, Julie Seal (Pleasant Grove, Utah / Valkyrie Fencing Club) went on to earn a 10-6 victory over Inga Cho (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Renaissance Fencing Club) in the afternoon foil final.

Seal returned to action on Saturday in the women’s foil open competition where she took her third title of the weekend, besting Celine De La Foscade-Condon (Charlestown, Mass. / Moe Fencing Club), 10-4, in the final.

A 2011 Vet World medalist in the +70 epee event, Bettie Graham (Washington, D.C. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club) won the first of her two gold medals of the weekend in the +80 category, edging Mary Turzillo (Berea, Ohio / Target Fencing Team), 10-9, for gold, on Friday. On Saturday, Graham stood on the top of the podium in the +80 epee event.  

Men’s Epee


Vet 60-69 Men's Epee World Team members Walter Dragonetti, John Varney, Lou Mariani and Dick Richards.

A pair of 1992 Olympians will compete together again at the Veteran World Championships with Chris O’Loughlin (Jersey City, N.J. / New York Athletic Club) and Jon Normile (Millburn, N.J. / New York Athletic Club). After winning gold at the July NAC, O’Loughlin defeated his former teammate, 10-7, in the National Championships final to qualify for his first Vet World Team since winning gold in the team competition with Normile in 2018. Normile, who placed third in July, was a member of the teams that won gold in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Both bronze medalists also qualified for Team USA. Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu (La Honda, Calif. / East Bay Fencers Gym), who won silver in July, qualified for his first Vet World Team in 2020, but was unable to compete after the event was cancelled due to COVID-19. 3. Joseph Deucher (Rockville, Md. / DC Fencers Club), an 11th place finisher at the July NAC, jumped to fourth in the standings to qualify for his second Vet World Team.

Two-time individual Vet World Champion Walter Dragonetti (Las Vegas, Nev. / Battle Born Fencing Club) won his seventh career Vet National Championship and second national event of the season, taking gold in the 60-69 men’s epee event with a 10-3 win over John Varney (Issaquah, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle). Both Dragonetti and Varney qualified for the Vet Worlds with Dragonetti qualifying for his 14th squad and Varney, who won bronze at the July NAC, earning a position on his fourth team and first in the 60-69 event. Lou Mariani (Santa Clara, Calif. / The Fencing Center) placed 10th at Vet Nationals, but earned enough points to combine with his silver medal at the July NAC to qualify for his first Vet World Team since 2012. Dick Richards (Burtonville, Md. / DC Fencers Club) qualified for his first team since 2010 earning a pair of fifth place finishes in both Philadelphia and Atlanta.

After a 10th place finish at the July NAC, Bruno Goossens (Jacksonville, Ore.) rebounded to win the +70 men’s epee title and qualify for his eighth Vet World Team. The four-time Vet World medalist won his final bout against two-time Olympian John Moreau (San Marcos, Texas / Olympian Fencing Club), 10-6. Moreau, who won gold at the July NAC, qualified for his fourth Vet World Team and is aiming to compete at the event for the first time as a +70 fencer after winning bronzes in 2002 and 2005, but being unable to compete after qualifying in 2020 due to the COVID-19 cancellation.  Both of the bronze medalists from the July NAC also qualified for Team USA. Julian Tyson (Amherst, Mass. / Riverside Fencing Club) earned a position on his fifth Vet World Team with his bronze medal finish in Atlanta. James Flint (New Hope, Pa. / Bucks County Academy of Fencing) added a bronze medal finish in Atlanta to his fifth place from the July NAC to secure a position on his first Vet World Team since 2011.

After taking silver in the +80 men’s saber event, Costa Nicholas (Cathedral City, Calif. / Las Vegas Fencing Academy) claimed the epee gold, returning to the podium 10 years after winning the Vet +70 title in 2011. Nichols fenced three-time Vet World Team member Mark Henry (Potomac, Md. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club) in the finals, taking the win, 10-5.A former fencer on the World Cup circuit Adam Maczik (Concord, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy) won both the 40-49 and open men’s epee events. Maczik earned the open title on Friday with a 10-4 win in the finals against five-time Vet World Team member Evan Ranes (Henderson, Nev. / Battle Born Fencing Club). On Saturday, Maczik returned to the finals where he bested Alan Arrowsmith II (Nashville, Tenn.), 10-5, to take the 40-49 National Championship.

Women’s Epee


Vet 50-59 Women's Epee World Team members Ann Totemeier, Sandra Marchant, Sharrie Zafft and Suzanne Bloomer.

The top four fencers in the 50-59 women’s epee event each qualified for Team USA with Sharrie Zafft (Worthington, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy) winning her first Vet National Championship. After a sixth-place finish in July, the two-time Vet World team medalist defeated Suzanne Bloomer (Mountain View, Calif. / Academy of Fencing Masters), 10-7, in the finals. Bloomer, a fifth-place finisher in July, qualified for her first Vet World Team since 2016 in her final year of eligibility in the age category. A bronze medalist in the team event at the 2019 Vet Worlds Ann Totemeier (Boulder, Colo. / Northern Colorado Fencers) followed her gold at the July NAC with bronze in Atlanta to qualify for her third Vet World Team. After qualifying for the 2020 Vet Worlds which would later be cancelled due to COVID-19 Sandra Marchant (Prospect, Conn. / Rogue Fencing Academy) earned a position on her second Vet World Team with a silver medal result in Philadelphia and a bronze in Atlanta.

Elizabeth Kocab (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Plymouth) won her third straight Veteran National Championship title in the women’s 60-69 epee event. The six-time Vet World Champion returned to the top of the podium after winning gold at the July NAC with her 10-3 win over Caroline Rich (Reno, Nev. / High Desert Fencing Alliance) in the finals. Rich entered the event with an uphill battle in front of her as she finished 14th at the July NAC, but a silver medal finish allowed the 2018 Vet World team silver medalist the ability to earn a position on her second Vet World Team. Valerie Asher (Bethesda, Md. / DC Fencers Club) was back on the podium with bronze after a silver in July and the 2012 Vet World bronze medalist qualified for her eighth Vet World Team. A bronze medalist in July, Cynthia Glover (Seattle, Wash. / Rain City Fencing Center) finished fifth in Atlanta, qualifying for her second Vet World Team after seeing her debut cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020.  

Cynthia Runyon (Reno, Nev. / High Desert Fencing Alliance) won her first National Championship title in the +70 women’s epee event to qualify for her eighth Vet World Team. Runyon, who won silver in July, defeated 2011 Vet World bronze medalist Bettie Graham (Washington, D.C. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club), 10-5, in the finals on the day after Graham won gold in the +80 foil competition. As Graham did not compete at the July NAC, she did not earn enough points to qualify for the Vet World Team in the event. The remaining three positions on Team USA were awarded to bronze medalists Muriel Cawthorn (Rehoboth, Mass. / Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club) and Erica Julien (Wilmington, N.C. / Cape Fear Fencing Association) as well as fifth-place finisher Karen Brynildsen (Denville, N.J.) Cawthorn, who qualified for the team in foil on Friday, earned her first position on the epee squad after competing on three teams in the foil event. Julien earned a position on her fifth team and is a returning medalist after earning bronze in the individual event in 2017 and gold in the team competition that same year. Brynildsen will come into the Vet Worlds as a rookie after earning her career best finish in the event Atlanta.

Graham later returned to action to win her second +80 National Championship title of the weekend, defeating Suzie Balestracci (Guilford, Conn.), 10-6, in the finals.

Kundry Haberkern (Seattle, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle) won her first National Championship title, taking gold in the women’s 40-49 epee event where she defeated Marie Lawson (Mount Rainier, Md. / DC Fencers Club), 10-8, in the finals. Lawson’s silver medal would be her second podium of the weekend and followed her gold medal win in the open NAC event where she defeated Nicole Polanichka (Elizabethtown, Pa. / Lancaster Fencing Academy), 10-7, to win the open title.

Vet World Team Roster

Veteran 50-59 Men’s Epee World Team
Chris O’Loughlin (Jersey City, N.J. / New York Athletic Club)
Jon Normile (Millburn, N.J. / New York Athletic Club)
Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu (La Honda, Calif. / East Bay Fencers Gym)
Joseph Deucher (Rockville, Md. / DC Fencers Club)

Veteran 60-69 Men’s Epee World Team
Walter Dragonetti (Las Vegas, Nev. / Battle Born Fencing Club)
John Varney (Issaquah, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle)
Lou Mariani (Santa Clara, Calif. / The Fencing Center)
Dick Richards (Burtonville, Md. / DC Fencers Club)

Veteran +70 Men’s Epee World Team
John Moreau (San Marcos, Texas / Olympian Fencing Club)
Julian Tyson (Amherst, Mass. / Riverside Fencing Club)
James Flint (New Hope, Pa. / Bucks County Academy of Fencing)
Bruno Goossens (Jacksonville, Ore.)

Veteran 50-59 Women’s Epee World Team
Ann Totemeier (Boulder, Colo. / Northern Colorado Fencers)
Sandra Marchant (Prospect, Conn. / Rogue Fencing Academy)
Sharrie Zafft (Worthington, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
Suzanne Bloomer (Mountain View, Calif. / Academy of Fencing Masters)

Veteran 60-69 Women’s Epee World Team  
Elizabeth Kocab (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Plymouth)
Valerie Asher (Bethesda, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
Cynthia Glover (Seattle, Wash. / Rain City Fencing Center)
Caroline Rich (Reno, Nev. / High Desert Fencing Alliance)

Veteran +70 Women’s Epee World Team
Cynthia Runyon (Reno, Nev. / High Desert Fencing Alliance)
Muriel Cawthorn (Rehoboth, Mass. / Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club)
Erica Julien (Wilmington, N.C. / Cape Fear Fencing Association)
Karen Brynildsen (Denville, N.J.)

Veteran 50-59 Men’s Foil World Team
Marek Wyszynski (Forest Hills, N.Y. / Fencers Club)
Oliver Foellmer (Santa Monica, Calif. / Los Angeles International Fencing Center)
Don Davis (Bethesda, Md. / Rockville Fencing Academy)
Alan Chernomashentsev (Jacksonville, Fla. / Fioretto Fencing Academy)

Veteran 60-69 Men’s Foil World Team
Paul Epply-Schmidt (Princeton, N.J. / Bucks County Academy of Fencing)
Jamie Douraghy (Los Angeles, Calif. / Los Angeles International Fencing Center)
Henri Darricau (Littleton, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
Philippe Bennett (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)

Veteran +70 Men’s Foil World Team
Jan Patterson (Seattle, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle)
Richard Mayer (Nutley, N.J.)
Heik Hambarzumian (Anaheim, Calif.)
Julian Tyson (Amherst, Mass. / Riverside Fencing Club)

Veteran 50-59 Women’s Foil World Team
Ann Marsh-Senic (Royal Oak, Mich. / Renaissance Fencing Club)
Jane Carter (Bedford, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
Maria Panyi (Cooper City, Fla.)
Margaret Fagan (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)

Veteran 60-69 Women’s Foil World Team
Jennette Starks-Faulkner (Middletown, Conn. / Connecticut Fencers Club)
Georgina Love (Fort Pierce, Fla.)
Nora Gutkovskaya (Fair Lawn, N.J. / Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)
Anne-Marie Walters (Parkland, Fla. / Masters Fencing Club)

Veteran +70 Women’s Foil World Team
Jude Offerle (Winnetka, Ill. / RedStar Fencing Club Chicago)
Madelon Rosenfeld (New York City, N.Y. / Tim Morehouse Fencing Club)
Joanne Stevens (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)
Muriel Cawthorn (Rehoboth, Mass. / Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club)

Veteran 50-59 Men’s Saber World Team
Bill Becker (St. Augustine, Fla.)
Michael Bacon (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)
Ronald Thornton (Fredericksburg, Va. / Capital Fencing Academy)
Stephen Dashnaw (Wayne, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy)

Veteran 60-69 Men’s Saber World Team 
John Friedberg (Robbinsville, N.J. / Fencing Club of Mercer County)
Joshua Runyan (San Diego, Calif.)
Val Kizik (Indianapolis, Ind. / IndySabre)
Dmitri Kopylov (Roseland, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy)

Veteran +70 Men’s Saber World Team
Keith Baker (Mc Lean, Va. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)
John Di Gennaro (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)
David Seuss (Charlestown, Mass. / Fencing Academy of Boston)
Vic Bianchini (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak)

Veteran 50-59 Women’s Saber World Team
Chaz Smith (Placerville, Calif. / Hangtown Saber Club)
Eileen Foley (Arvada, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
Leigh Altman (Keller, Texas / Atlantic Fencing Academy)
Robin Pernice (Carlisle, Mass. / Dynamo Fencing Center)

Veteran 60-69 Women’s Saber World Team
Jane Eyre (Woolwich Township, N.J. / Infinity Fencing Alliance)
Jayne Jerkins (Washington, D.C. / Capital Fencing Academy)
Heidi Runyan (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak)
Linda Dunn (Greenfield, Ind. / IndySabre)

Veteran +70 Women’s Saber Team
Delia Turner (Philadelphia, Pa. / Delaware Valley Fencers Club)
Ellen O’Leary (Seattle, Wash. / Infinity Fencing Alliance)
Claire Hanamoto (Sacramento, Calif. / Hangtown Saber Club)
Jude Offerle (Winnetka, Ill. / RedStar Fencing)

Top Eight Vet Nationals and Vet Open NAC Finishers

Veteran 40-49 Men’s Epee National Championships
1. Adam Maczik (Concord, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
2. Alan Arrowsmith II (Nashville, Tenn.)
3. Jonathan Bartlett (Westwood, N.J. / New York Athletic Club)
3. Eric Pho (Eastchester, N.J. / Fencers Club)
5. Andrew Wright (Orlando, Fla. / Orlando Fencing Club)
6. Jordan Stock (Seattle, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle)
7. John Teitenberg (Brentwood, Tenn.)
8. Derek Wilkinson (Seven Hills, Ohio / On Target Fencing Team)   

Veteran 50-59 Men’s Epee National Championships
1. Chris O’Loughlin (Jersey City, N.J. / New York Athletic Club)
2. Jon Normile (Millburn, N.J. / New York Athletic Club)
3. Mehmet Tepedelenlioglu (La Honda, Calif. / East Bay Fencers Gym)
3. Joseph Deucher (Rockville, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
5. Jeffrey Wilson (Upper Arlington, Ohio / Royal Arts Fencing Academy)
6. Fred Frank (Portland, Ore. / Northwest Fencing Center)
7. Kashi Way (Rockville, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
8. John Amoroso (Apex, N.C. / Apex Fencing Academy)

Veteran 60-69 Men’s Epee National Championships
1. Walter Dragonetti (Las Vegas, Nev. / Battle Born Fencing Club)
2. John Varney (Issaquah, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle)
3. Dale Karolak (Brighton, Mich. / Plymouth)
3. Evan Ranes (Henderson, Nev. / Battle Born Fencing)
5. Dick Richards (Burtonville, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
6. Robert Szokolay (Orlando, Fla.)
7. Michael Perka (Mountain View, Calif. / The Fencing Center)
8. Robert Wagman (Gainesville, Fla. / Denver Fencing Center)

Veteran +70 Men’s Epee National Championships
1. Bruno Goossens (Jacksonville, Ore.)
2. John Moreau (San Marcos, Texas / Olympian Fencing Club)
3. Theodore Pary (Highland, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
3. Julian Tyson (Amherst, Mass. / Riverside Fencing Club)
5. James Flint (New Hope, Pa. / Bucks County Academy of Fencing)
6. Irv Schwary (Metairie, La. / New Orleans Fencers Club)
7. Dwain Blakley (Houston, Texas / Alliance Fencing Academy)
8. Mark Henry (Potomac, Md. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club)

Veteran +80 Men’s Epee National Championships
1. Costa Nicholas (Cathedral City, Calif. / Las Vegas Fencing Academy)
2. Mark Henry (Potomac, Md. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club)
3. James McMath (Richmond, Va. / Salle Green Fencing School)
3. Tom Fischer (Raytown, Mo. / Five Rings Fencing Club)

Veteran Open Men’s Epee North American Cup
1. Adam Maczik (Concord, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
2. Evan Ranes (Henderson, Nev. / Battle Born Fencing Club)
3. Jonathan Bartlett (Westwood, N.J.)
3. Darren Barreiro (Colts Neck, N.J. / Atlanta Fencing Academy)
5. Joseph Deucher (Rockville, Md. / Atlantic Fencing Academy)
6. Erich Cranor (Portland, Ore. / Northwest Fencing Center)
7. Matt Maychrowitz (Burlingame, Calif. / East Bay Fencers Gym)
8. Fred Frank (Portland, Ore. / Northwest Fencing Center)

Veteran 40-49 Women’s Epee National Championships
1. Kundry Haberkern (Seattle, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle)
2. Marie Lawson (Mount Rainier, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
3. Sue Mohebi (Woodland Hills, Calif. / Ace Fencing Academy)
3. Nicole Polanichka (Elizabethtown, Pa. / Lancaster Fencing Academy)
5. Kristin Lynch (Orinda, Calif. / East Bay Fencers Gym)
6. Victoria Filippov Nemeth (Houston, Texas / Alliance Fencing Academy)
7. Ryan Minhuey (Davis, Calif. / Davis Fencing Academy)
8. Klaudia Shick (Reading, Pa. / Bucks County Academy of Fencing – West)

Veteran 50-59 Women’s Epee National Championships
1. Sharrie Zafft (Worthington, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
2. Suzanne Bloomer (Mountain View, Calif. / Academy of Fencing Masters)
3. Sandra Marchant (Prospect, Conn. / Rogue Fencing Academy)
3. Ann Totemeier (Boulder, Colo. / Northern Colorado Fencers)
5. Monica Exum (Renton, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle)
6. Jeannine Prokop (Oak Hill, Va. / Nova Fencing Club)
7.  May Rowland (Princeton Junction, N.J.)
8. Patricia Wilkens (Hilton Head, S.C. / Lowcountry Fencers)

Veteran 60-69 Women’s Epee National Championships
1. Elizabeth Kocab (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Plymouth)
2. Caroline Rich (Reno, Nev. / High Desert Fencing Alliance)
3. Rita Comes (Portola Valley, Calif.)
3. Valerie Asher (Bethesda, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
5. Cynthia Glover (Seattle, Wash. / Rain City Fencing Center)
6. Christine Tadlock (Sunnyvale, Texas / Fencing Institute of Texas)
7. Charlotta Bowie (Still Pond, Md. / Modern Duelists Fencing Academy)
8. Georgina Love (Ft. Pierce, Fla.)

Veteran +70 Women’s Epee National Championships
1. Cynthia Runyon (Reno, Nev. / High Desert Fencing Alliance)
2. Bettie Graham (Washington, D.C. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club)
3. Muriel Cawthorn (Rehoboth, Mass. / Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club)
3. Erica Julien (Wilmington, N.C. / Cape Fear Fencing Association)
5. Karen Brynildsen (Denville, N.J.)
6. Mary Turzillo (Berea, Ohio / On Target Fencing Team)

Veteran +80 Women’s Epee National Championships
1. Bettie Graham (Washington, D.C. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club)
2. Suzie Balestracci (Guilford, Conn.)
3. Mary Turzillo (Berea, Ohio / On Target Fencing Team)

Veteran Open Women’s Epee North American Cup
1. Marie Lawson (Mount Rainier, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
2. Nicole Polanichka (Elizabethtown, Pa. / Lancaster Fencing Academy)
3. Suzanne Bloomer (Mountain View, Calif. / Academy of Fencing Masters)
3. Lisa Wolf (Hadley, Mass. / Riverside Fencing Club)
5. Sharrie Zafft (Worthington, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
6. Sue Mohebi (Woodland Hills, Calif. / Ace Fencing Academy)
7. Jeannine Prokop (Oakhill, Va. / Nova Fencing Club)
8. May Rowland (Princeton Junction, N.J.)

Veteran 40-49 Men’s Foil National Championships
1. Nathan Anderson (Denver, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
2. Leo Popokh (Carrolton, Texas / Fencing Institute of Texas)
3. Oleg Rusanov (Germantown, Md. / Royal Fencing Academy)

Veteran 50-59 Men’s Foil National Championships
1. Marek Wyszynski (Forest Hills, N.Y. / Fencers Club)
2. Oliver Foellmer (Santa Monica, Calif. / Los Angeles International Fencing Center)
3. Julio Diaz (Alachua, Fla. / Fioretto Fencing Academy)
3. Don Davis (Bethesda, Md. / Rockville Fencing Academy)
5. Alan Chernomashentsev (Jacksonville, Fla. / Fioretto Fencing Academy)
6. Roustam Pimoutkine (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Fencers Club Inc.)
7. Omar Fadl (Burke, Va. / AIC Fencing Club)
8. Frets Olivares (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)

Veteran 60-69 Men’s Foil National Championships
1. Paul Epply-Schmidt (Princeton, N.J. / Bucks County Academy of Fencing)
2. Jamie Douraghy (Los Angeles, Calif. / Los Angeles International Fencing Center)
3. Joe Streb (Columbus, Ohio / Royal Arts Fencing Academy)
3. Henri Darricau (Littleton, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
5. Nestor Grajales (Apopca, Fla. / Stoccata Fencing Academy & Club)
6. Dale Karolak (Brighton, Mich. / Plymouth)
7. Matt Wilbert (Boxborough, Mass. / Moe Fencing Club)
8. Philippe Bennett (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)

Veteran +70 Men’s Foil National Championships
1. Jan Patterson (Seattle, Wash. / Salle Auriol Seattle)
2. Julian Tyson (Amherst, Mass. / Riverside Fencing Club)
3. Richard Mayer (Nutley, N.J.)
3. Alan Buchwald (Carmel, Calif. / Academy of Fencing Masters)
5. Heik Hambarzumian (Anaheim, Calif.)
6. John Moreau (San Marcos, Texas / Olympian Fencing Club)
7. David Hill (Somerville, Mass. / Boston Fencing Club)
8. John Rea (Wilmington, N.C. / Wilmington Fencer’s Club)

Veteran Open Men’s Foil North American Cup
1. Nathan Anderson (Denver, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
2. Leo Popokh (Carrolton, Texas / Fencing Institute of Texas)
3. Nestor Grajales (Apopka, Fla. / Soccata Fencing Academy & Club)
3. Michael Cho (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Renaissance Fencing Club)
5. Alan Buchwald (Carmel, Calif. / Academy of Fencing Masters)
6. Roustam Pimoutkine (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Fencers Club)
7. Julio Diaz (Alachua, Fla.lawr / Fioretto Fencing Academy)
8. John Lawrence (Glen Rock, N.J. / Durkan Fencing Academy)

Veteran 40-49 Women’s Foil National Championships
1. Julie Seal (Pleasant Grove, Utah / Valkyrie Fencing Club)
2. Inga Cho (Farmington Hills, Mich. / Renaissance Fencing Club)
3. Traci Sethre (Fargo, N.D.)
3. Celine De La Foscade-Condon (Charlestown, Mass. / Moe Fencing Club)
5. Kathryn Pierrynowski (Durham, N.C. / Research Triangle Fencing)
6. Velyn Wu (Callahan, Fla.)
7. Haivyl Lopez (Miami, Fla.)
8. Sochivly Ou (Midlothian, Va. / Salle Green Fencing School)

Veteran 50-59 Women’s Foil National Championships
1. Ann Marsh-Senic (Royal Oak, Mich. / Renaissance Fencing Club)
2. Jane Carter (Bedford, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
3. Maria Panyi (Cooper City, Fla.)
3. Margaret Fagan (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)
5. Margaret Kerr (Worcester, Mass. / Worcester Fencing Club)
6. Bonnie Hennig-Trestman (Roanoke, Va. / Research Triangle Fencing)
7. Allison Treloar (Corrales, N.M. / NMFC)
8. Nadia Dreyer (Fairfax, Va. / Nova Fencing Club)

Veteran 60-69 Women’s Foil National Championships
1. Jennette Starks-Faulkner (Middletown, Conn. / Connecticut Fencers Club)
2. Georgina Love (Fort Pierce, Fla.)
3. Anne-Marie Walters (Parkland, Fla. / Masters Fencing Club)
3. Nora Gutkovskaya (Fair Lawn, N.J. / Gutkovskiy Fencing Academy)
5. Sharone Huey (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Brooklyn Fencing Center)
6. Lynnette Whitt (Owings, Md. / Rockville Fencing Academy)
7. Kathleen Hermes (Guilford, Conn.)
8. Gladys Berardi (Long Valley, N.J.)

Veteran +70 Women’s Foil National Championships
1. Jude Offerle (Winnetka, Ill. / RedStar Fencing Club Chicacgo)
2. Joanne Stevens (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)
3. Muriel Cawthorn (Rehoboth, Mass. / Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club)
3. Madelon Rosenfeld (New York City, N.Y. / Tim Morehouse Fencing Club)

Veteran +80 Women’s Foil National Championships
1. Bettie Graham (Washington, D.C. / Chevy Chase Fencing Club)
2. Mary Turzillo (Berea, Ohio / Target Fencing Team)

Veteran Open Women’s Foil North American Cup
1. Julie Seal (Pleasant Grove, Utah / Valkyrie Fencing Club)
2. Celine De La Foscade-Condon (Charlestown, Mass. / Moe Fencing Club)
3. Maria Panyi (Cooper City, Fla. / Masters Fencing Club)
3. Jane Carter (Bedford, Mass. / Marx Fencing Academy)
5. Margaret Fagan (New York City, N.Y. / Fencers Club)
6. Anne-Marie Walters (Parkland, Fla. / Masters Fencing Club)
7. Pam Dressel (Mount Airy, Md. / OnTarget Fencing Club)
8. Jennette Starks-Faulkner (Middletown, Conn. / Connecticut Fencers Club)

Veteran 40-49 Men’s Saber National Championships
1. Ivan Lee (Cambria Heights, N.Y. / Long Island Fencing Center)
2. James Zirkle (Hinsdale, Ill. / Red Star Fencing Club)
3. Todd Dawson (Athens, Ga. / Athens Fencing Club)
3. David Hu (Atlanta, Ga. / Nellya Fencers)

Veteran 50-59 Men’s Saber National Championships
1. Sergey Makogon (Matthews, N.C. / Salt City Swords Fencing Club)
2. Ronald Thornton (Fredericksburg, Va. / Capital Fencing Academy)
3. Michael Bacon (New York, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)
3. Chris Matt (Fairfax Station, Va. / Capital Fencing Academy)
5. Bill Becker (St. Augustine, Fla.)
6. Stephen Dashnaw (Wayne, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy)
7. Jason Mighell (Lakewood, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
8. Todd Bukowski (Washington, D.C. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)

Veteran 60-69 Men’s Saber National Championships
1. John Friedberg (Robbinsville, N.J. / Fencing Club of Mercer County)
2. Val Kizik (Indianapolis, Ind. / IndySabre)
3. Steven Heck (Laurel, Md. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)
3. Donald Malnati (Silver Spring, Md. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)
5. Joshua Runyan (San Diego, Calif.)
6. Dmitri Kopylov (Roseland, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy)
7. Mark Srere (Washington, D.C. / Capital Fencing Academy)
8. Carlton Badger (Durham, N.C. / Forge Fencing Teams)

Veteran +70 Men’s Saber National Championships
1. Philip Kath (Morganton, N.C. / Knights of Siena)
2. David Seuss (Charlestown, Mass. / Fencing Academy of Boston)
3. Keith Baker (Mc Lean, Va. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)
3. John Di Gennaro (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)
5. Larry Pinkus (Kensington, Md. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)
6. Costa Nicholas (Cathedral City, Calif. / Las Vegas Fencing Academy)
7. Vic Bianchini (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak)
8. John Rea (Wilmington, N.C. / Wilmington Fencer’s Club)

Veteran +80 Men’s Saber National Championships
1. Vic Bianchini (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak)
2. Costa Nichols (Cathedral City, Calif. / Las Vegas Fencing Academy)
3. Tom Fischer (Raytown, Mo. / Five Rings Fencing Club)

Veteran Open Men’s Saber North American Cup
1. Ivan Lee (Cambria Heights, N.Y. / Long Island University)
2. Chris Matt (Fairfax Station, Va. / Capital Fencing Academy)
3. Philip Keefer (Washington, D.C. / Capital Fencing Academy)
3. Sergey Makogon (Matthews, N.C. / Salt City Swords Fencing Club)
5. Michael Bacon (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)
6T. Wang Yung (Mercer Island, Wash. / Infinity Fencing Alliance)
6T. Dmitri Kopylov (Roseland, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy)
8. Steven Heck (Laurel, Md. / Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)

Veteran 40-49 Women’s Saber National Championships
1. Julie Seal (Pleasant Grove, Utah / Valkyrie Fencing Club)
2. Laura Johnson (Silver Spring, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
3. Elisabet Chiarelli (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)
3. Clare Deming (Garwood, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy)
5. Emily Grajales (Apopca, Fla. / Stoccata Fencing Academy & Club)
6. Zita Khan-Juhasz (Alexandria, Va. / Nova Fencing Club)
7. Genine Shafer (Atlanta, Ga. / Nellya Fencers)
8. Sochivly Ou (Richmond, Va. / Salle Green Fencing School)

Veteran 50-59 Women’s Saber National Championships
1. Chaz Smith (Placerville, Calif. / Hangtown Saber Club)
2. Jasmina Denner (Greenwich, Conn.)
3. Eileen Foley (Arvada, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
3. Jamie Willemse (Portland, Ore. / PDX Fencing)
5. Kimberly Klein-Braddock (West Linn, Ore. / Oregon Fencing Alliance)
6. Leigh Altman (Keller, Texas / Atlantic Fencing Academy)
7. Nadia Dreyer (Fairfax, Va. / Nova Fencing Club)
8. Jenny Yang (Marietta, Ga. / Nellya Fencers)

Veteran 60-69 Women’s Saber National Championships
1. Jane Eyre (Woolwich Township, N.J. / Infinity Fencing Alliance)
2. Jayne Jerkins (Washington, D.C. / Capital Fencing Academy)
3. Heidi Runyan (San Diego, Calif. / Spartak)
3. Linda Dunn (Greenfield, Ind. / IndySabre)
5. Sharon Gordon (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)
6. Karen Lum (San Francisco, Calif.)
7. Beth Vance (Clarkston, Mich. / Renaissance Fencing Club)
8. Sawako Iizuka (Culver City, Calif. / Avant Garde Fencers Club)

Veteran +70 Women’s Saber National Championships
1. Delia Turner (Philadelphia, Pa. / Delaware Valley Fencers Club)
2. Ellen O’Leary (Seattle, Wash. / Infinity Fencing Alliance)
3. Dede Deane (Richmond, Va. / Salle Green Fencing School)
3. Susan Hurst (San Diego, Calif. / Cabrillo Academy of the Sword)
5. Claire Hanamoto (Sacramento, Calif. / Hangtown Saber Club)
6. Jude Offerle (Winnetka, Ill. / RedStar Fencing Club Chicago)
7. Erica Julien (Wilmington, N.C. / Cape Fear Fencing Association)
8. Karen Brynildsen (Denville, N.C.)

Veteran Open Women’s Saber North American Cup
1. Clare Deming (Garwood, N.J. / Lilov Fencing Academy)
2. Leigh Altman (Keller, Texas / Atlantic Fencing Academy)
3. Eileen Foley (Arvada, Colo. / Denver Fencing Center)
3. Laura Johnson (Silver Spring, Md. / DC Fencers Club)
5. Jasmina Denner (Greenwich, Conn.)
6. Dawn Wilson (Louisville, Ky.)
7. Delia Turner (Philadelphia, Pa. / Delaware Valley Fencers Club)
8. Natalia Oblonsky (New York City, N.Y. / Manhattan Fencing Center)

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