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Team USA Finishes Atop Medal Table With Seven Golds at 2022 Pan American Senior Championships in Paraguay

06/09/2022, 9:45am CDT
By Bryan Wendell

The impressive performance included seven medals in foil (two gold), six in saber (four gold) and two in epee (one gold).


Members of the gold medal-winning women's and men's saber teams pose with their coaches and cadre at the 2022 Pan American Senior Championships in Paraguay. (Photo by Eva Pavía Gómez/#BizziTeam)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — In its first test as a 24-person squad, Team USA’s 2022 Senior World Team passed with flying colors. 

Those colors: gold, silver and bronze.

The top-ranked fencers from the United States brought home 15 medals — seven of them gold — from the 2022 Pan American Senior Championships in Asunción, Paraguay. The impressive performance included seven medals in foil (two gold), six in saber (four gold) and two in epee (one gold). 

The Pan American Senior Championships — commonly known as Zonals — bring together the top fencers from the Pan American Fencing Confederation, which includes 33 nations across North America, Central America and South America. This was the first year the event has been held since 2019. 

Each nation can send up to four fencers, and the 24 who qualified for Paraguay (and the 2022 Fencing World Championships in Egypt) represent an exciting mix of Olympians and fencers making their debuts on fencing’s most illustrious stages.

Team USA’s individual gold medalists in Paraguay were: 

  • Women’s saber: Eliza Stone (Princeton, N.J./Bergen Fencing Club)
  • Men’s saber: Daryl Homer (New York/Peter Westbrook Foundation)
  • Men’s foil: Alexander Massialas (San Francisco, Calif./Massialas Foundation [M Team])

Each member of that trio — all Tokyo Olympians — also helped their fellow fencers win gold in the team competition. These teams brought home gold medals from Paraguay:

  • Women’s saber
  • Men’s saber
  • Men’s foil
  • Women’s epee

Next up for the 2022 Senior World Team: training and preparation for the 2022 World Fencing Championships, which begin July 15 in Cairo, Egypt. 

Saber

Senior Women’s Saber

Gold: Eliza Stone (Princeton, N.J./Bergen Fencing Club)
Silver: Gabriella Page (CAN)
Bronze: Madison Thurgood (CAN)
Bronze: Shia Rodriguez (VEN)
5th: Natalia Botello (MEX)
6th: Elizabeth Tartakovsky (Sea Bright, N.J./Manhattan Fencing Center, Harvard University)
7th: Maria Belen Perez Maurice (ARG)
8th: Julieta Toledo (MEX)

13th: Tatiana F. Nazlymov (Bethesda, Md./Nazlymov Fencing Foundation)
17th: Honor Johnson (Bethesda, Md./Bergen Fencing Club, Princeton University)

Senior Men’s Saber

Gold: Daryl Homer (New York/Peter Westbrook Foundation)
Silver: Eli Dershwitz (Sherborn, Mass./Tim Morehouse Fencing Club)
Bronze: Andrew Mackiewicz (New York, N.Y./Zeta Fencing and Manhattan Fencing Club)

Bronze: Pascual Maria Di Tella (ARG)
5th: Fares Arfa (CAN)
6th: Eliecer Romero (VEN)
7th: Jose Quintero (VEN)
8th: Roberto Monsalva (CHI)
9th: Khalil Thompson (Teaneck, N.J./Peter Westbrook Foundation)

Senior Women’s Saber — Team

Gold: USA
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Brazil
4th: Venezuela
5th: Mexico
6th: Argentina
7th: Colombia
8th: Chile

Senior Men’s Saber — Team

Gold: USA
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Colombia
4th: Brazil
5th: Venezuela
6th: Argentina
7th: Mexico
8th: Chile

Foil

Senior Women’s Foil

Gold: Eleanor Harvey (CAN)
Silver: Lee Kiefer (Lexington, Ky./Bluegrass Fencers' Club)
Bronze: Jacqueline Dubrovich (Maplewood, N.J./New Jersey Fencing Alliance)

Bronze: Jessica Zi Jia Guo (CAN)
5th: Katina Proestakis (CHI)
6th: Zander Rhodes (South Orange, N.J./V Fencing Club, Columbia University)
7th: Sabrina Fang (CAN)
8th: Mariana Pistoia (BRA)

12th: Maia Weintraub (Philadelphia/Fencers Club Inc., Princeton University)

Senior Men’s Foil

Gold: Alexander Massialas (San Francisco, Calif./Massialas Foundation [M Team])
Silver: Maximilien Van Haaster (CAN)
Bronze: Gerek Meinhardt (Lexington, Ky./Massialas Foundation [M Team])
Bronze: Nick Itkin (Los Angeles, Calif./LA International Fencing)
5th: Chase Emmer (Morristown, N.J./V Fencing Club)

6th: Dante Leonel Cerquetti (ARG)
7th: Blake Broszus (CAN)
8th: Eli Schenkel (CAN)

Senior Women’s Foil — Team

Gold: Canada
Silver: USA
Bronze: Chile
4th: Brazil
5th: Mexico
6th: Colombia
7th: Argentina
8th: Peru

Senior Men’s Foil — Team

Gold: USA
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Brazil
4th: Argentina
5th: Venezuela
6th: Chile
7th: Mexico
8th: Colombia

Epee

Senior Women’s Epee

Gold: Isabel Di Tella (ARG)
Silver: Kat Holmes (Washington, D.C./New York Athletic Club)
Bronze: Sheila Liliana Tejeda (MEX)
Bronze: Montserrat Viveros (PAR)
5th: Leonora Mackinnon (CAN)
6th: Maria Luisa Doig Calderon (PER)
7th: Anna Van Brummen (Goleta, Calif./Alliance Fencing Academy)
8th: Josefina Maria Mendez Bello (ARG)

13th: Hadley Husisian (Oakton, Va./Fencers Club Inc., Elite Fencing Academy, DC Fencers Club)
17th: Margherita Guzzi Vincenti (Hartland, Wis./Ataba Fencing Club)

Senior Men’s Epee

Gold: Ruben Limardo Gascon (VEN)
Silver: Grabiel Lugo (VEN)
Bronze: Samuel Gallagher Pelletier (CAN)
Bronze: Francisco Limardo (VEN)
5th: Eduardo Garcia (PER)
6th: Curtis McDowald (Jamaica, N.Y./Peter Westbrook Foundation)
7th: Athos Schwantes (BRA)
8th: Dariel Carrion Arce (CUB)

12th: Yeisser Ramirez (Flushing, N.Y./Peter Westbrook Foundation)
20th: Justin Yoo (Long Island City, N.Y./New York Athletic Club)
28th: Cooper Schumacher (Forest Hills, N.Y./Fencers Club Inc.)

Senior Women’s Epee — Team

Gold: USA
Silver: Venezuela
Bronze: Canada
4th: Argentina
5th: Mexico
6th: Brazil
7th: Colombia
8th: Costa Rica

Senior Men’s Epee — Team

Gold: Venezuela
Silver: Colombia
Bronze: Argentina
4th: USA
5th: Canada
6th: Cuba
7th: Brazil
8th: Panama

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