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Results from Dallas North American Cup

01/16/2011, 9:00am CST
By No Author

For Immediate Release
16 January 2011

Results from Fencing in Dallas

Dallas athlete Mona Shaito (16, Dallas, Texas/Fencing Inst. Texas) won the Under-17 (Cadet) Women’s Foil event Friday at the North American Cup being held at the Dallas Convention Center.

She defeated Eleanor Harvey (16) of Canada 12-3 in the gold-medal match.

In other Friday action from Dallas, David Willette (19, San Francisco, Calif./Penn State) won the Division I Men’s Foil event over Alexander Massialas (16, San Francisco, Calif./Massialas). Katherine Holmes (17, Washington D.C./Chevy Chase FC) won the Under-20 (Junior) Women’s Epee event by defeating Francesca Bassa (20, Houston, Texas/Alliance FC) 15-9 in the gold medal bout. Evan Prochniak (19, Hudson, N.H./U Penn) beat Will Spear (17, Wynantskill, N.J./Manhattan FC) to win the Under-20 (Junior) Men’s Saber.

On Saturday, Ibtihaj Muhammad (25, Maplewood, N.J./Westbrook Found.) defeated Dagmara Wozniak (22, Avenel, N.J./Manhattan FC) 15-13 to win the Division I Women’s Saber event at the North American Cup in Dallas, Texas today, and Nicholas Vomero (21, Centerport, N.Y./NYAC) beat Alexander Tsinis (30, Little Neck, N.Y./NYAC) 13-12 to win the Division I Men’s Epee title.

Also on Saturday, in Junior fencing action, Lee Kiefer (16, Lexington, Ky./bluegrass Fencers) won  the Under-20 Women’s Foil event in an exciting 9-8 bout over Nzingha Prescod (18, Brooklyn, N.Y./Westbrook Found.).

Finally, Harrison Bergman (16, Tewksbury, N.J./Empire United) won the Under-17 (Cadet) Men’s Foil event. He defeated Leland Bernstein (16, Fremont, Calif./Massialas) 15-7. In the Cadet Women's Epee event, Isabel Ford (16, Salem, Ore./Salem Classical) defeated Nina Van Loon (16, Boulder, Colo./Northern Colo. Fencers) 15-11 to win the title.

Sunday and Monday results will be posted as available.

This fourth North American Cup of the 2010-2011 season is being held at the Dallas Convention Center Jan. 14-17. Competition begins at 8:30 a.m. each morning and is expected to run into the evening each day. Over the weekend, more than 3,000 of the nation's best fencers will compete. Several foreign competitors are expected from such nations as Canada, Great Britain, Israel and more.

About North American Cups: NACs held by USA Fencing each year at changing locations around the country. NACs are selection competitions for World Championship teams in the Cadet (Under-17), Junior (Under-20), Senior (Division I), Veteran, and Wheelchair divisions. USA Fencing also holds developmental NACs for Youth in three different age groups, and developmental Division II and Division III events which are open to all ages.

About USA Fencing: The United States Fencing Association is the recognized NGB for the sport of fencing in the United States. The USFA is affiliated with the Féderation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing. USA Fencing is based at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more visit, or

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