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Seth Kelsey Places 10th at Buenos Aires Epee World Cup

07/01/2012, 1:47am CDT
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Seth Kelsey ended the World Cup season with a 10th place finish at the Buenos Aires Epee World Cup in Argentina on Saturday.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Seth Kelsey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ended the World Cup season with a 10th place finish at the Buenos Aires Epee World Cup in Argentina on Saturday.

Kelsey, who will compete at his third straight Olympic Games in London, entered the final Olympic seeding tournament with a sixth seed in the event and was exempt from fencing in the pools and preliminary tables on Saturday.

After a bye into the table of 32, Kelsey won his first bout of the weekend against Wolfgang Mejias (VEN), 15-7.

Kelsey fell short of a top-eight finish, however, after a 10-9 loss to Peter Szenyi (HUN) in the table  of 16.

Soren Thompson (New York City, N.Y.), Kelsey’s teammate in London, finished 17th in Buenos Aires.

The tournament’s fourth seed also earned a bye into the table of 32, but lost his opener to Georg Kuhn (GER), 15-10.

Three other U.S. fencers advanced to the table of 32.

Teddy Sherrill (New York City, N.Y.) earned a 21st seed after a 5-1 result in the pools on Friday allowed him to advance directly to the table of 32. Sherrill faced a pair of Argentinians in his next two rounds where he defeated Jesus Andres Lugones Ruggeri, 15-6, but lost toAlessandro Taccani, 9-7, to finish in 25th place – his first career top-32 result at a Senior World Cup.

Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished in 27th place on Saturday. Moody, who went 4-1 in the pools, was seeded 25th in the table of 64 where he defeated Mariano Gaston Flores Gonzalez (ARG), 15-5. In the table of 32, however, Moody lost to 2010 Senior World medalistGabor Boczko (HUN), 15-6.

Competing in just his second senior international event, Samuel Freiman (Spring, Texas)finished the pools with a 2-3 record, but the result was good enough to advance him to the table of 64 where the 17-year-old won his bout against Sebastien Limon (SUI), 15-13. Freiman ended the day in 31st place after a 15-8 loss to Limon’s countryman, Max Heinzer.

Twenty-year-old Clifford Fishler (Great Neck, N.Y.) also went 2-3 in the pools before advancing to the table of 64. The 2011 World University Games Team member made his World Cup debut with a 13-12 win over Jose Felix Dominguez (ARG). Fishler lost his next bout toRadoslaw Zawrotniak (POL), 15-7, and he ended the tournament in 32nd place.  

Kelsey, Thompson, Moody and Sherrill will fence in the team event on Sunday where the reigning World Champions are seeded first for the first time in a World Cup.

Top eight and U.S. results are as follows:

Buenos Aires Individual Epee World Cup
1. Fabian Kauter (SUI)
2. Max Heinzer (SUI)
3. Peter Szenyi (HUN)
3. Enrico Garozzo (ITA)
5. Radoslaw Zawrotniak (POL)
6. Kelvin Canas (VEN)
7. Marc-Andre Leblanc (CAN)
8. Georg Kuhn (GER)

10. Seth Kelsey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) 
17. Soren Thompson (New York City, N.Y.)
25. Teddy Sherrill (New York City, N.Y.) 
27. Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
31. Samuel Freiman (Spring, Texas)
32. Clifford Fishler (Great Neck, N.Y.)

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