(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.
The new year meant new and renewed ratings in January for 613 fencers who earned their 2019 ratings.
Two hundred seventy-four epee fencers earned 2019 ratings, followed by 247 foil fencers and 95 saber fencers.
Ratings for 2019 were awarded as follows:
One hundred and 20 fencers 2019 ratings were issued at the January North American Cup in Charlotte, N.C. across the Division I and junior events with Olympians Sada Baby (Atlanta, Ga.), Miles Chamley-Watson (New York City, N.Y.) and Aleksandra Shelton (Portland, Ore.) each renewing As.
Two fencers earned 2019 ratings in multiple weapons.
Seventeen-year-old Lance Fortner (Westlake Village, Calif.) renewed his C in both foil and epee at SoCal Scholastic Fencing League tournaments in January.
Formerly a D18 in foil, 33-year-old Erica Wiley (Vallejo, Calif.) earned her first C in the weapon a the tfc WinterFest Div IA ROC and picked up her first foil rating with an E19 at a Bay Cup tournament.
Fencers Club continues to lead all USA Fencing clubs with 48 athletes earning or renewing ratings in 2018-19, followed by Alliance Fencing Academy at 43 and Denver Fencing Center at 38.
*Athletes will only be listed as affiliated with current USA Fencing member Clubs as of February 1, 2019.
|Alliance Fencing Academy||43|
|Denver Fencing Center||38|
|LA International Fencing Center||31|
|Olympic Fencers Club||29|
|Fencing Academy of Westchester||28|
|Salle Mauro Fencing Academy||26|
|Olympia Fencing Center||26|
|Medeo Fencing Club||25|
|Battle Born Fencing Club||25|