skip navigation

Jonathan Yergler Places 26th at Paris Epee World Cup

05/07/2014, 2:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Jonathan Yergler. Photo Credit: Princeton Athletics

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Jonathan Yergler (Long Island City, N.Y.) earned a career-best result at the Paris Epee World Cup where he placed 26th on Saturday.

Yergler, a 2012 NCAA Champion, also secured a position on his second Pan American Team with his top-32 finish.

Seeded 47th after the pools and preliminary rounds on Friday, Yergler defeated Vitalii Medvediev (UKR), 15-12, in the table of 64.

In the table of 32, Yergler lost to seventh seeded Enrico Garozzo (ITA), 15-12.

Adam Watson (Richford, Vt.) and Andras Horanyi (Colorado Springs, Colo.) each secured positions on the Pan Am Team as well with top-64 finishes.

Watson advanced directly from the pools to the table of 64 with a 5-1 record, but lost to Alex Fava (FRA), 15-12, in the opening round and finished 45th.

Horanyi, who came into the tournament as the top-ranked men’s epee fencer in the United States, retained his position in the rankings with a 54th place result after a 15-12 loss in the table of 64 to 2010 Senior World medalist Gabor Boczko (HUN).

Jason Pryor (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Horanyi’s teammate at the Olympic Training Center, did not advance to the second day of competition, but hung onto a position on his second Pan Am Team through his No. 4 U.S. ranking.

Horanyi, Watson and Pryor fenced with Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.) in the team competition on Sunday where the Americans finished 15th.

Team USA opened with a 45-26 win over Argentina in the table of 32, but fell to China, 45-40 in the table of 16.

After a 45-33 loss to Estonia and a 45-39 loss to Kazakhstan, Team USA defeated Poland, 45-28, in the match for 15th place.

Click here to view complete results.

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

Paris Epee Individual World Cup
1. Pavel Sukhov (RUS)
2. Alex Fava (FRA)
3. Jinsun Jung (KOR)
3. Jean-Michel Lucenay (FRA)
5. Ivan Trevejo (FRA)
6. Enrico Garozzo (ITA)
7. Igor Reizlin (UKR)
8. Maksym Khvorost (UKR)

26. Jonathan Yergler (Long Island City, N.Y.)
45. Adam Watson (Richford, Vt.)
54. Andras Horanyi (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
65. Alen Hadzic (New York, N.Y.)
82. Teddy Sherrill (New York, N.Y.)
84. Alexander Tsinis (Little Neck, N.Y.)
110. Jason Pryor (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
147. Adam Rodney (New York City, N.Y.)
152. Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y.)
176. Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
202. Peregrine Badger (Providence, R.I.)
209. Graham Wicas (Newton Square, Pa.)

Tag(s): News  Andras Horanyi  Adam Watson