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2016 USA Fencing Board Election Results

06/11/2016, 2:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The 2016 USA Fencing Election concluded on Friday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time with a turnout of nearly 20% of eligible voters participating.

Donald K. Anthony Jr. (Columbus, Ohio) won the presidential election as the incumbent with 51% of the vote. Bill Oliver (Longmont, Colo.) earned 38% of the vote and Mark Stasinos (Orem, Utah) finished third at 11%.

Anthony becomes the first person to be elected to a second term as USA Fencing President since Steve Sobel (Cedar Grove, N.J.) served terms from 1972-76 and 1992-96. He will begin his second term after the Closing Ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games on Aug. 21.

Lorrie Marcil Holmes (Washington, D.C.) earned a second term as an At-Large Director with 39% of the vote, defeating two of the current At-Large members of the board. An attorney and parent of 2016 Olympian Kat Holmes (Washington, D.C.), Marcil Holmes narrowly defeated Columbia University Coach Michael Aufrichtig (Brooklyn, N.Y.) who earned 37% of the vote. David Blake (North Billerica, Mass.), a member of the board since 2008 and owner of Prise De Fer Fencing Club, earned 23% of the vote.

David Arias (Birmingham, Ala.), who previously served as a USA Fencing Board member, ran unopposed for the position of treasurer. The president of Birmingham Fencing Club, Arias is a certified public accountant who also serves as the executive director of Magic City Harvest, a non-profit organization that provides food to people in need.

Marcil Holmes and Arias will assume their roles on the board at the Annual Meeting in September.

Donald Anthony Jr., President

David Arias, Treasurer

Lorrie Marcil Holmes, At-Large Director

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