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Andras Horanyi Places 31st at Vancouver Epee Grand Prix

03/26/2014, 11:45am CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Andras Horanyi (right) def. Bas Verwijlen (NED) in the table of 64. Photo Credit: Devin Mackey.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Andras Horanyi (Colorado Springs, Colo.) advanced to the table of 32 at the Vancouver Epee Grand Prix in Canada on Sunday.

Horanyi entered the table of 64 as the 52nd seed after the pools and preliminary rounds, but opened with a 14-13 upset over two-time Senior World medalist Bas Verwijlen (NED).

In the next round, Marco Fichera (ITA) led the bout, 14-10, late in the third period. Horanyi scored four straight to tie the bout in the final seconds, but the fourth touch was overturned. Fichera won the bout, 14-13, and Horanyi finished in 31st place.

Jason Pryor (Colorado Springs, Colo.), a 2013 Senior World Team member, was seeded 18th in the table of 64 after an undefeated run in the pools. Pryor lost his table of 64 bout to Hugues Boisvert-Simard (CAN), 15-10, and placed 37th.

Adam Watson (Richford, Vt.), Pryor’s Senior World teammate, and two-time Junior World Team member Jonathan Yergler (Long Island City, N.Y.) finished 45th and 46th, respectively.

Watson lost to Frederik Von Der Osten (DEN), 15-13, and Yergler lost to Falk Spautz (GER), 15-9.

Alen Hadzic (New York, N.J.) finished 55th after a 15-13 loss to Elmir Alimzhanov (KAZ).

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Top eight and U.S. results are as follows, including athletes who placed outside the top 64 on Friday:

Vancouver Epee Grand Prix
1. Fabian Kauter (SUI)
2. Nikolai Novosjolov (EST)
3. Marco Fichera (ITA)
3. Ivan Trevejo (FRA)
5. Enrico Garozzo (ITA)
6. Sangyoung Park (KOR)
7. Falk Spautz (GER)
8. Frederik Von Der Osten (DEN)

31. Andras Horanyi (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
37. Jason Pryor (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
45. Adam Watson (Richford, Vt.)
46. Jonathan Yergler (Long Island City, N.Y.)
55. Alen Hadzic (New York, N.J.)
73. Graham Wicas (Newtown Square, Pa.)
83. Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
89. Alexander Tsinis (Little Neck, N.Y.)

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