1940 Men's Epee Fencing

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March 1, 1940 (6 months into WWII in Europe) an Italian-German match.

 

1966 Moscow World Championships

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Carol Kuzen, Carl Borack, Stan Sieja, Denise O'Connor, "vladimir" our interpreter, and Leslie Bleamaster

Photo taken by Joe Elliottt, Moscow World Championships, 1966

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1967 Pan Am Games gold medal epee team

1967EpeeTeamPanAmGames2.jpg1967 Pan Am Games gold medal epee team for USA. Standing l to r- Paul Pesthy, Ralph Spinella, Carl Borack, Frank Anger. Kneeling - Coach Delmar Calvert, armorer Dan DeChaine, Coach Stan Sieja.

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1974 Men's Epee National Championship finalists

From Right to Left:  Dan Cantillon who defeated Carl Borack (on his left) in a fence-off for first place, both of us had 4 and 1 records in the final. Wayne Johnson-3rd, Bill Matheson, 4th,, Bill Reith, 5th, and Paul Pesthy, 6th.


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1986 U.S. Men's World Championships Epee Team

SofiaUSEpee86B.jpgl to r  Holt Farley, Steve Trevor, Chuck Michael, Lee Shelley, Bob Marx. The U.S. Men's World Championships Epee Team, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1986. photo by Carl Borack

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1987 Pan Am Men's Epee Team

1987 Pan Am Men's Epee Team

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1988 Training Camp In Hawaii Before Seoul Olympic Games

1988_TrainingBeforeSeoulGames1988B.jpg l to r  John Moreau, Jon Normile, Carl Borack

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1996 Olympic Fencing Team Opening Ceremony

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1996 Olympic Team at the White House

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2004 Olympics Epee Team

Soren Thompson US EPEE 2004 Soren Thompson hooks up with his teammates watching at the '04 Olympic Games
photo by John Heil

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Anger, Frank

1964 US Olympic Team, won 3 gold medals in the Pan American Games including the 1963 Pan Am Games Epee Champion

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Annavedder, Max

Max went to California State University Long Beach, and wanted to be a writer. He loved fencing and was a B-rated fencer when he died. He fenced foil his first year. Then a teammate was sick and he switched to epee. He loved dancing and chess. He played recorder, and trumpet in his Ska band, Bad Faction. He was part of the “Mod” movement and loved his Vespa scooter.

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Berry, Dick


1952 All-American, 1952 NCAA runner-up in individual epee, Two-time Big Ten Champion (1952 Epee/1953 Foil), 1959 Pan American Games, 2-time US National Epee champion 1957  & 1958

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Bozek, Scott

BozekPechinsky2.JPG2-time Epee Olympian, Scott Bozek confers with Hall of Fame coach Joe Pechinsky (both with Tanner City FC) at the 1976 US Nationals in Cherry Hill, NJ.  photo by Andy Shaw

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Dutcher, Ray

 

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Eisner, Gil

Gil Eisner 1977

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Elliott and Netburn

Joe Elliott and Steve Netburn, US epee champions at the 1966 World Championships in Moscow

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First Csiszar Invitational Epee Tournament, 1970

csiszarepee1970new-b.jpg Kneeling: Steve Netburn, George Masin, Paul Pesthy.
Standing: Todd Makler, Dave Micahnik, Mike Morgan (organizing committee), Larry Anastasi (holding the permanent Csiszar Trophy), Maestro Lajos Csiszar, James Melcher, and Scott Bozek.

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Heiss, Gustave

heiss_g.jpgGustave Heiss is one of the most successful epee fencers in the US history by winning 6 US national championships in men's epee (representing the NY Fencers' Club). He went on to fence in the 1932 Olympics and win the Olympic Bronze medal in men's epee team, and competed in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, where the Americans finished 5th.

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Higgins, Eugene

HIGGINS1888B.jpgMr. Higgins is not only the richest but the handsomest unmarried New Yorker," the account went on . "He is a devoted golfer, an expert cross-country rider, a'goodgun,' a skillful fisherman and a yachtsman of no mean seamanship" and he won the American fencing championships in the duelling sword (epee) while representing the New York Athletic Club. He studied fencing in France with Mr. Ruze'. "Sartorially, he is all that can be desired.

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Linkmeyer, Fred

Fred Linkmeyer, representing the Los Angeles Athletic Club was a 3-time national épée team champion. He fenced primarily in Los Angeles, where he attended the University of Southern California. He graduated from USC in 1931. The USFA sanctioned USC Linkmeyer Invitational is held annually in his honor by the USC Fencing Club.

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Marx, Robert

Robert Marx won a gold medal at the Junior Olympics in 1976, and competed in Men's Epee at the Olympics in 1984, 1988, and 1992.

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Normile, Jon

NORMILEepeechampion2.jpgJON NORMILE was inducted February 18, 2006 (Columbia Athletics Hall of Fame)
Normile came out of the Cleveland area and stepped into Columbia fencing immortality. He helped the Lions to four Ivy League championships (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989), making All-Ivy League three times. Columbia won three consecutive NCAA Championships with Normile’s assistance, in 1987, 1988, and 1989 — in each season, he made All-American. He captained the 1989 team.

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O'Connor, Tatham, Nadal, Van Zo Post, 1891

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William Scott O'Connor, Charles Tatham, C. C. Nadal, and Albertson Van Zo Post

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Pasche, Marcel

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Marcel Pasche was born in Switzerland and his father later moved the family to Turkey and then to New York City.  He probably learned to fence in Switzerland.  Fluent in french, Marcel joined the J. Sanford Saltus Club which was housed in the French YMCA.

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Pesthy, Paul

pesthy3weaponteam1964b.jpgAFLA national epee champion (1964, '66, '67, '68, '83). Member, U.S. Olympic fencing team (1964, '68, '76); member, U.S. Olympic modern pentathlon team (1964, '68). Olympic silver medalist, Pentathlon team 1964, World Team Bronze 1962, '63. IFA epee champion (1964) and NCAA epee champion (1964, '65) for Rutgers.
 

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Pew, Dick

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Sands, Maj. General Thomas J.

Maj. General Thomas J. Sands
(1903-1984) - AFLA national epee champion (1935, '37). Member, U.S. Olympic team (1936). At the 1937 World Championships in Paris, Sands attained the individual epee final and finished fifth. IFA epee champion for Army (1927).
 

Santos, Henrique

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Henrique Santos was the 1942 US Epee champion

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Sauer, Alfred

saueralfred2.jpg Alfred Ernest Sauer learned to fence at the Chicago Turngemeinde when he was 16. He went on to win the US National Championships in saber (1909), epee (1913), and foil (1916) representing the Illinois Athletic Club.

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Shurtz, Skip

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US Epee Champion 1954, US Foil Champion 1956,  1956 Olympian Foil & Epee

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Siebert, Fred

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Fred Siebert, 1940 US Men's Epee champion

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Stull, Jugan, and Schmidt

epeestarsSTULLandJUGAN2.jpg3 top Epeeists posed at Westside Fencing Center: 4-time US Epee Champion Rob Stull, US National Epee Team member Bruce Jugan and 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist Arndt Schmidt from West Germany.

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Stull, Rob

rob_stull.jpgStull, 47, is a 3-time Olympian, and competed in Modern Pentathlon in 1984, 1988 and 1992, winning a silver medal as part of the 1984 U.S. Pentathlon team. Pentathlon events include swimming, running, shooting, epee fencing and horseback riding.

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Tatham, Charles

Tatham.gif(1853 - 1939), one of the five founding fathers of the AFLA/USFA. He won three Olympic medals for the US, plus the National individual epee title in 1901, '02, and '03, the Individual Men's Foil in 1901, and the Men's Epee Team in 1908.  Member of the US Fencing Hall of Fame.

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Tingley, Loyal

Tingley_Loyal2.jpg Loyal Tingley was the 1939 US Epee champion and was selected for the 1940 US Olympic Team....but, of course, the Olympics were cancelled due to WWII.

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Vebell wins '64 Martini & Rossi

VebellWINSMartini64B.jpg Ed Vebell (right) winning the gold medal at the 1964 Martini & Rossi International Epee Tournament at the New York Athletic Club.  Vebell was the first American to win this title.

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Wolff, Albert

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Men's Epee World Champions

Gold Medalist
2006, Graham Wicas, CME

Silver Medalist
2007, Graham Wicas, JME

Bronze Medalists
1975, Tim Glass, JME
1999, Seth Kelsey, Soren Thompson, Jan Viviani, JMET
2002, Benjamin Bratton, CME
2006, Benjamin Ungar, JME

Men's Epee Record Holders

8 Titles
Leo George Nunes 1917, 1922, out 1921, 1924, out 1925, 1926, 1928, 1932

6 Titles
Gustave Marinius Heiss out 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936, out 1940, 1941

5 Titles
Jose Raoul deCapriles 1935 (out), out 1937, 1938, out 1941, 1951
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1983

4 Titles
Miguel Angel deCapriles 1931, 1936(out), 1938 (out), 1944
Robert Ernest Stull 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995
Vincent Hayden Bradford 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986

3 Titles
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1889, 1891, 1893
Charles George Bothner 1895, 1897, 1904
Charles Tatham 1901, 1902, 1903
William Hamilton Russell 1916, 1919, 1925
Frank Stahl Righeimer, Jr. 1929, 1929 (out), 1933 (out)
Norman Lewis 1948, 1949, 1950
Lee Shelley 1981, 1982, 1986
Jon Normile 1988, 1991, 1997

2 Titles
Albertson Van Zo Post 1896, 1912
W. D. Lyon 1900, 1907
A. De La Poer 1909, 1910
George Charles Calnan 1923, 1931 (out)
Thomas J. Sands 1935, 1937
Abe Cohen 1955, 1956
Richard Norman Berry 1957, 1958
Joseph Elliott 1965, 1970
James Laurence Melcher 1971, 1972
Edward Scott Bozek 1973, 1975
Leonid Dervbinsky 1977, 1980
Timothy Carrigan Glass 1979, 1987
Ben Atkins 1993, 1996
Tamir Bloom 1998, l999

1 Titles
Eugene Higgins 1888
Alexander Greger 1890
Bernard Francis O?onnor 1892
Rudolph O. Haubold 1894
Manuel De Diaz 1899
William Scott O'Connor 1905
William Grebe 1906
Paul Benzenberg 1908
George Horace Breed 1911
Alfred Ernest Sauer 1913
Dr. Frederick W. Allen 1914
John A. MacLaughlin 1915
Raymond W. Dutcher 1920
John William Dimond out 1920
Chauncey Ryder McPherson 1921
Albert Strauss out 1922
Curtis C. Shears out 1923
Henry Breckinridge out 1924
Alfred Percy Walker, Jr. out 1926
Harold Van Buskirk 1927
Pieter Mijer out 1927
Frank Goodfellow out 1928
Marcel Pasche 1930
R. E. Futch out 1930
D. Dexter out 1934
Loyal Tingley 1939
Tracy Jaeckel out 1939
Fred Siebert 1940
Henrique Santos 1942
Robert Driscoll 1943
Max Gilman 1945
Albert Wolff 1946
James Strauch 1947
Abelardo Menendez 1952
Donald Thompson 1953
Sewall Shurtz 1954
Henry Kolowrat 1959
David Micahnik 1960
Dr. Robert Lee Beck 1961
Gilbert Eisner 1962
Lawrence Joseph Anastasi 1963
Stephen Jeffrey Netburn 1969
Daniel James Cantillon 1974
George Gabriel Masin 1976
Paul Soter 1984
Robert Gabriel Marx 1985
Sean McClain 1994
Xandy Brown 1988
Terry Lewis 1995
Chris O'Loughlin 2000

*"out" refers to United States Outdoor
National Foil competitions, held twice
in AFLA/USFA history.

Men's Epee Olympians

Men's Team Epee

1932 George Calnan, Bronze
1932 Gustave Heiss, Bronze
1932 Frank Righeimer, Bronze
1932 Tracy Jaeckel, Bronze
1932 Curtis Shears, Bronze
1932 Miguel de Capriles, Bronze

Best Non-Medaling Olympic Performances

4th Place ME 1956
Richard Warden Pew

5th place MET 1924
Henry Cabell Breckinridge, George Horace Breed, George Charles Calnan, Arthur St. Clair Lyon, Allen B. Milner, Leon Shore, Donald Waldhaus

5th Place MET 1928
Arthur St. Clair Lyon, George Charles Calnan, Allen B. Milner, Harold Marvin Rayner, Henry Cabell Breckinridge, Edward W. Barnett

5th Place MET 1936
Frank Stahl Righeimer, Jr., Thomas Jahn Sands, Tracy Jaeckel, Gustave Marinius Heiss, Miguel Angel deCapriles, Andrew Boyd

6th Place MET 1920
Henry Cabell Breckinridge, Raymond W. Dutcher, Arthur St. Clair Lyon, Harold Marvin Rayner, William Hamilton Russell, Robert Sears

6th Place MET 2004
Cody Mattern, Seth Kelsey, Soren Thompson

7th Place ME 1932
George Charles Calnan

7th Place ME 2004
Soren Thompson

8th Place MET 1996
Michael Marx, Jim Carpenter, Tamir Bloom

 

US National Men's Epee Champions

1888-2007

Eugene Higgins 1888
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1889
Alexander Greger 1890
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1891
Bernard Francis O'Connor 1892
Graeme Monroe Hammond 1893
Rudolph O. Haubold 1894
Charles George Bothner 1895
Albertson Van Zo Post 1896
Charles George Bothner 1897
WAR - NO CONTEST HELD 1898
Manuel De Diaz 1899
W. D. Lyon 1900
Charles Tatham 1901
Charles Tatham 1902
Charles Tatham 1903
Charles George Bothner 1904
William Scott O'Connor 1905
William Grebe 1906
W. D. Lyon 1907
Paul Benzenberg 1908
A. W. De La Poer 1909
A. W. De La Poer 1910
George Horace Breed 1911
Albertson Van Zo Post 1912
Alfred Ernest Sauer 1913
Dr. Frederick W. Allen 1914
John A. MacLaughlin 1915
William Hamilton Russell 1916
Leo George Nunes 1917
WAR NO CONTEST HELD 1918
William Hamilton Russell 1919
Raymond W. Dutcher 1920
John William Dimond out 1920
Chauncey Ryder McPherson 1921
Leo George Nunes out 1921
Leo George Nunes 1922
Albert Strauss out 1922
Lt. George C. Calnan 1923
Curtis C. Shears out 1923
Leo George Nunes 1924
Henry Breckinridge out 1924
William Hamilton Russell 1925
Leo George Nunes out 1925
Leo George Nunes 1926
Alfred Percy Walker, Jr. out 1926
Harold Van Buskirk 1927
Pieter Mijer out 1927
Leo George Nunes 1928
Frank Goodfellow out 1928
Frank Stahl Righeimer III 1929
Frank Stahl Righeimer III out 1929
Marcel Pasche 1930
R. E. Futch out 1930
Miguel Angel deCapriles 1931
Futch out 1931
Leo George Nunes 1932
Gustave Marinius Heiss out 1932
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1933
Frank Stahl Righeimer III out 1933
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1934
Douglas Dexter out 1934
Thomas J. Sands 1935
Jose Raoul deCapriles out 1935
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1936
Miguel Angel deCapriles out 1936
Thomas J. Sands 1937
Jose Raoul deCapriles out 1937
Jose Raoul deCapriles 1938
Miguel Angel deCapriles out 1938
Loyal Tingley 1939
Tracy Jaeckel out 1939
Fred Siebert 1940
Gustave Marinius Heiss out 1940
Gustave Marinius Heiss 1941
Jose Raoul deCapriles out 1941
Henrique Santos 1942
Robert Driscoll 1943
Miguel Angel deCapriles 1944
Max Gilman 1945
Albert Wolff 1946
James Strauch 1947
Norman Lewis 1948
Norman Lewis 1949
Norman Lewis 1950
Jose Raoul deCapriles 1951
Abelardo Menendez 1952
Donald Thompson 1953
Sewall Shurtz 1954
Abram Cohen 1955
Abram Cohen 1956
Richard Berry 1957
Richard Berry 1958
Henry Kolowrat 1959
David Micahnik 1960
Dr. Robert Lee Beck 1961
Gilbert Eisner 1962
Lawrence Joseph Anastasi 1963
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1964
Joseph Elliott 1965
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1966
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1967
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1968
Stephen Jeffrey Netburn 1969
Joseph Elliott 1970
James Laurence Melcher 1971
James Laurence Melcher 1972
Edward Scott Bozek 1973
Daniel James Cantillon 1974
Edward Scott Bozek 1975
George Gabriel Masin 1976
Leonid Dervbinsky 1977
Brooke Adrian Makler 1978
Timothy Carrigan Glass 1979
Leonid Dervbinsky 1980
Charles Lee Shelley 1981
Charles Lee Shelley 1982
Paul Karoly Pesthy 1983
Paul Soter 1984
Robert Gabriel Marx 1985
Charles Lee Shelley 1986
Timothy Carrigan Glass 1987
Jon Normile 1988
Robert Ernest Stull 1989
Robert Ernest Stull 1990
Jon Normile 1991
Robert Ernest Stull 1992
Ben Atkins 1993
Sean McClain 1994
Robert Ernest Stull 1995
Ben Atkins 1996
Jon Normile 1997
Tamir Bloom 1998
Tamir Bloom 1999
Chris O'Loughlin 2000
Eric J. Hansen 2001
Weston S. Kelsey 2002
John A. Moreau 2003
Cody M. Mattern 2004
Benjamin J. Solomon 2005
Weston S. Kelsey 2006
Cody M. Mattern 2007

 

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