(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – More than 500 fencers earned new USA Fencing ratings during the month of October with athletes representing 230+ clubs around the nation being honored for their achievements.
Athletes included 232 epee fencers, 161 foil fencers and 118 saber fencers with ratings awarded as follows:
Athletes from the Fencers Club earned 14 overall ratings in October, including 11 in foil and three in epee. The Fencers Club also led all clubs in the most number of A ratings awarded in October with six. Alliance Fencing Academy, Denver Fencing Center and IMasters Academy each had eight athletes earn new ratings in October.
More than 90 athletes earned their ratings at the October North American Cup in Milwaukee, Wis. with Olympians Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco, Calif. / Foil), Miles Chamley-Watson (New York City, N.Y. / Foil), Race Imboden (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Foil) and Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas / Epee) each earning A18s.
Seven fencers also earned new ratings following excellent results at the Veteran World Championships in October, including Jane Eyre (Swedesboro Township, N.J.) who earned her B18 after winning the Vet 60-69 women’s saber title and +70 bronze medalists Annie Mannino (Oceanside, Calif.) and Joanne Stevens (New York City, N.Y.) who earned C18s in women’s saber and foil, respectively.