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Joshua Cole and Samuel Freiman Earn Top-32 Results at Luxembourg Epee Junior World Cup

09/21/2014, 10:15pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Two members of the U.S. Men’s Epee Team advanced to the table of 32 at the Luxembourg Junior World Cup on Saturday.

Joshua Cole (Chappaqua, N.Y.), a 2014 Junior and Cadet World Team member, and Samuel Freiman (Woodlands, Texas) placed 17th and 24th, respectively.

The top-ranked fencer after the pool rounds, Cole earned a bye into the table of 128 where he outscored his teammate, 2014 Junior World medalist Justin Yoo (La Verne, Calif.), by a score of 15-14. Cole defeated Marcin Nikiel (POL), 15-12, but lost in the next round to Alexandre Pittet (SUI), 15-11.

After a bye into the table of 128, Freiman defeated Adrian Dabija (ROU), 15-7, and Gautier Hamoline (BEL), 15-8. Freiman lost his next round to Ivan Limarev (RUS), 15-5.

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

Luxembourg Epee Junior World Cup
1. Josef Mahringer (AUT)
2. Yan Sych (UKR)
3. Zsombor Banyai (HUN)
3. Balazs Hamar (HUN)
5. Cosimo Martini (ITA)
6. Maciej Bielec (POL)
7. Ivan Limarev (RUS)
8. Georgiy Bruev (RUS)

17. Joshua Cole (Chappaqua, N.Y.)
24. Samuel Freiman (Woodlands, Texas)
37. Gabriel Canaux (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
44. Robin Cheong (San Antonio, Texas)
48. Porter Hesselgrave (Los Angeles, Calif.)
52. Charles Horowitz (Los Angeles, Calif.)
54. Darius Zacharakis (Houston, Texas)
64. Jake Raynis (Chatsworth, Calif.)
85. Wesley Yuan (Princeton Junction, N.J.)
87. Michael Popovici (Katy, Texas)
106. Ariel Simmons (Bellaire, Texas)
119. Justin Yoo (La Verne, Calif.)


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