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Yeisser Ramirez Earns Top-64 Finish in Bern

10/27/2015, 7:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Yeisser Ramirez.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Yeisser Ramirez (Brooklyn, N.Y.) earned Team USA’s top individual finish on Saturday at the Bern Epee World Cup in Switzerland.

Ramirez, who is attempting to qualify for his first Olympic Team, finished the pool rounds with a 5-1 record on Friday to advance directly to the table of 64 on Saturday.

Ramirez fenced Peter Somfai (HUN) in his first bout on Saturday, but missed moving on to the table of 32 when he lost to the tournament’s eventual bronze medalist by a 15-13 score.

In the team competition, Ramirez was joined by his teammates from the 2015 Senior Worlds: Jason Pryor (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y.) and Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Team USA fenced Russia in the table of 16, but lost the match, 45-37.

The lost put the Americans in the 9th – 16th place table where they drew reigning World Champion Ukraine in the first round and lost the match, 45-41. As the result of a day of upsets, Team USA fenced the 2015 World silver medalists, Korea, in the 13th – 16th place table and lost the match, 45-37.

In the day’s final match, Team USA missed a victory by a single score with a 39-38 loss to Germany and finished in 16th place overall.

Bern Men’s Individual Epee World Cup
1. Bas Verwijlen (NED)
2. Daniel Jerent (FRA)
3. Peter Somfai (HUN)
3. Nikolai Novosjolov (EST)
5. Enrico Garozzo (ITA)
6. Lorenzo Bruttini (ITA)
7. Daniel Berta (HUN)
8. Michele Niggeler (SUI)

47. Yeisser Ramirez (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
66. Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y.)
70. Jason Pryor (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
90. Jimmy Moody (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
91. Andras Horanyi (Colorado Springs, Colo.)
111. Ariel Simmons (Bellaire, Texas)
142. Kevin Mo (Irvine, Calif.)
151. Dwight Smith (Elmont, N.Y.)
217. Alexander Tsinis (Little Neck, N.Y.)
219. Alex House (Upton, Mass.)
235. Lewis Weiss (Houston, Texas)
251. Alen Hadzic (New York, N.Y.)

Bern Men’s Team Epee World Cup
1. Russia
2. France
3. Italy
4. Canada
5. Czech Republic
6. Venezuela
7. Israel
8. Spain

16. USA

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