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Kelsey, Mattern and Moody Qualify for Table of 64 at Tallinn Epee World Cup on Saturday

03/04/2011, 9:59am CST
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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Three members of Team USA advanced out of the pool and preliminary rounds on Friday to compete in the table of 64 on Saturday at the Tallinn Epee World Cup in Estonia.

As the #4 seed, two-time Olympian Seth Kelsey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) received an automatic exemption from competing in the opening rounds.

Athens Olympian Cody Mattern (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won each of his six pool bouts to advance directly to the table of 64 as a #22 seed.

Kelsey and Mattern’s Olympic Training Center teammate Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won three of his six pool bouts. After a bye in the table of 256, Moody defeated Andras Redli (HUN), 7-6, and Bogdan Nishikin (UKR), 15-10, to qualify for competition on Saturday.

Benjamin Ungar (Bronx, N.Y.), who won a silver medal in the epee team event at the 2010 Worlds with Kelsey, Mattern and Benjamin Bratton (New York City, N.Y.), won four of his five bouts in the pools, but lost to Jakub Ambroz (CZE), 15-14, after a bye in the table of 256.

Adam Rodney (Queens, N.Y.), Peregrine Badger (Providence, R.I.), and Alexander Tsinis (Little Neck, N.Y.) each won four of six bouts to advance out of the pools with opening byes.

Rodney defeated Adam Larsson (SWE), 15-12, but lost to Valentin Marmillod (SUI), 15-14 in his final bout to get into the table of 64.

Tsinis won his opening bout against Thibault Ferage (BEL), 15-11, but lost the next to Vitalijs Karpacovs (LAT), 15-7.

Badger lost his first bout to Robin Kase (SWE), 15-7.

Former Junior World Team members Corwin Duncan (College Park, Md.) and Dwight Smith (Elmont, N.Y.) each won three bouts in the pools.

Duncan had a bye before losing to Anatoliy Herey (UKR), 15-11, while Smith was defeated by Stephan Rein (GER), 15-13 in the table of 256.

Bratton and Tommi Hurme (San Antonio, Texas) both won two pool bouts, but Bratton and Bobby Cottam (Mesa, Ariz.), who won one of six, both missed the cut.

Hurme defeated Toni Kneist (GER), 15-14, but lost to Tomasz Motyka (POL), 15-12 in the table of 128.

Individual competition concludes on Saturday with the top 64 athletes fencing.

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