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U.S. Men’s Epee Team Places 15th at Tallinn World Cup

11/17/2014, 8:30am CST
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Team USA finished 15th at the Tallinn Epee World Cup in Estonia on Sunday.

The team of Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Ben Bratton (New York, N.Y.), Yeisser Ramirez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Jonathan Yergler (Plantation, Fla.) defeated Pan Am rival Canada, 45-34, in the table of 32, but lost in the 16 to Russia, 45-29.

Fencing in the 9th – 16th place table, Team USA kept its next match close, but lost to Italy, 44-38.

After a 45-30 loss to Italy, Team USA came back to win the next match against China, 37-30, to finish 15th.

Three U.S. fencers competed in the table of 64 on Saturday.

Andras Horanyi (Colorado Springs, Colo.) held Team USA’s highest seed in the table, but Horanyi was injured and was unable to fence in the event.

Fencing in his second World Cup since winning gold at the World Team Championships in 2012, Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y.) lost his opening bout to four-time World Team Champion Jean-Michel Lucenay (FRA), 15-14.

Watson fenced 2014 Senior World bronze medalist Enrico Garozzo (ITA), but lost the bout, 15-9.

Click here to view complete results.

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

Tallinn Individual Epee World Cup
1. Gauthier Grumier (FRA)
2. Christoph Kneip (GER)
3. Fabian Kauter (SUI)
3. Paolo Pizzo (ITA)
5. Enrico Garozzo (ITA)
6. Max Heinzer (SUI)
7. Ronan Gustin (FRA)
8. Anatoliy Herey (UKR)

50. Andras Horanyi (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
59. Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y.)
63. Adam Watson (Richford, Vt.)
67. Benjamin Ungar (Bronx, N.Y.)
91. Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
102. Alexander Tsinis (Little Neck, N.Y.)
106. Alen Hadzic (New York, N.Y.)
111. Yeisser Ramirez (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
114. Kevin Mo (Irvine, Calif.)
163. Jonathan Yergler (Plantation, Fla.)
203. Peregrine Badger (Providence, R.I.)
220. Ariel Simmons (Bellaire, Texas)

Tallinn Team Epee World Cup
1. Korea
2. France
3. Germany
4. Czech Republic
5. Russia
6. Switzerland
7. Ukraine
8. Hungary

15. USA

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