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Soren Thompson and Seth Kelsey Advance to Table of 64 at Legnano Epee World Cup

01/27/2012, 6:41am CST
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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Soren Thompson (New York City, N.Y.) and Seth Kelsey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) will both compete in the table of 64 at the Legnano Epee World Cup in Italy on Saturday.

As the #10-ranked fencer in the world, Thompson was one of 16 athletes who were exempt from competing in the preliminary rounds of the Olympic qualifier on Friday.

Kelsey competed in the pools on Friday where he won three bouts and lost two. A sixth was scheduled, however, Nikita Glazkov (RUS) forfeited from the tournament.

Kelsey earned a bye into the preliminary table of 128 where he defeated Sung-Ho An (KOR), 14-8.

In the next round, Kelsey won his bout against Luca Ferraris (ITA), 15-12.

Thompson will face Niklas Multerer (GER) in the table of 64. Kelsey is seeded 52nd and will fence two-time Olympian Alfredo Rota (ITA).

Live results are available at

The following are the results for U.S. athletes who did not advance out of the preliminary rounds:

Legnano Epee World Cup
65. Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y.)
84. Rob Rhea (San Francisco, Calif.)
86. Cody Mattern (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
96. Dwight Smith (Elmont, N.Y.)
99. Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
113. Kyle Wolfson (Beaverton, Ore.)
151. Alexander Tsinis (Little Neck, N.Y.)
177. Teddy Sherrill (New York City, N.Y.)
209. Gavin Medley (Santa Fe, N.M.)
230. Nicholas Vomero (Centerport, N.Y.)

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