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World’s Best Junior Saber Fencers Come to Phoenix this Weekend

01/22/2016, 8:30pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Many of the best junior men’s saber fencers in the world will be competing in Arizona this weekend at the Phoenix Junior Saber World Cup.

More than seventy athletes from 16 nations are expected to fence in the two-day tournament which will be held at Fencers Club of Arizona in Chandler. Individual events will be held on Saturday and followed with the team competition on Sunday.

The field is headlined by the top four junior men’s saber fencers in the world who are all scheduled to compete in Phoenix. Ben Natanzon (Manalapan, N.J.) reached the No. 1 position in the world earlier this season and has medaled in three events on the circuit last year. Natanzon could face one of his biggest rivals on the circuit – Dario Cavaliere (ITA) – in Arizona. Ranked No. 2 in the world, Cavaliere has won medals at each of the last four Junior World Cups, but has split his two bouts with Natanzon last fall. World No. 3 Amer Mohamed became the first Egyptian to win a saber medal at the Junior Worlds last year and No. 4 Leonardo Dreossi (ITA) is on a four-World Cup medal run, but lost to Natanzon in Plovdiv in November.

Visit to see the complete roster of athletes competing in Arizona and follow live results throughout the weekend.

Thirty-one U.S. athletes will fence at the Phoenix World Cup, including:

  • Ben Natanzon (Manalapan, N.J.)
  • Grant Williams (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Eddie Chin (Livingston, N.J.)
  • Connor Mills (Medford, N.J.)
  • Dawson Sieradzky (Wayne, N.J.)
  • Karol Metryka (Linden, N.J.)
  • Mikolaj Bak (Linden, N.J.)
  • Philippe Guy (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Erwin Cai (Marietta, Ga.)
  • Duncan DeCaire (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Jacob Asch (Alexandria, Va.)
  • Thomas Slawinski (Middletown, N.J.)
  • Zachary Johnson (Chandler, Ariz.)
  • Inti Farfan Bayerl (Morrison, Colo.)
  • Josef Cohen (Barrington, R.I.)
  • Adam Green (Chevy Chase, Md.)
  • Andrew Sun (Alpharetta, Ga.)
  • Salvatore Centanni (Washington, D.C.)
  • Matthew Goode (Canton, Texas)
  • John Hare (East Greenwich, R.I.)
  • Samuel Kwong (Los Altos Hills, Calif.)
  • James Linder (Chandler, Ariz.)
  • Aaron Lu (Belmont, Calif.)
  • Ethan Mullennix (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • Jason Oh (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.)
  • Mitchell Saron (Ridgewood, N.J.)
  • Daniel Solomon (Setauket, N.Y.)
  • Christopher Walker (Atlanta, Ga.)
  • Eric Pei (Saratoga, Calif.)
  • Jakob Baumann (San Carlos, Calif.)
  • Andrew Johnson (Chandler, Ariz.)

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