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

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

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1906 Manrique Cup

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1909 Illinois Athletic Club stars Alfred Sauer, Arthur G.Fox, James W. Knox

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Illinois Athletic Club stars Alfred Ernest Sauer, Arthur G. Fox, James W. Knox in 1909

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1926 Newsreel footage: Harold Van Buskirk and Maj. G. V. Dyer

vanbuskirkvideo1.jpg Raw, unedited silent newsreel footage of the Thompson Trophy competition between US and UK fencers in 1926. Lt. Harold Van Buskirk fencing Maj. G. V. Dyer of British team. Closeup of Van Buskirk demonstrating sabre guards. Dyer congratulates Americans. Close up of Henry Breckinridge in a suit congratulating the British captain with the 4 US competitors standing in rear: Harold Van Buskirk, George Calnan, Leo Nunes and Arthur St. Clair Lyon.

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1928 Amsterdam Games Foil Fencers

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Great foil fencers from the Amsterdam Games of 1928
Every, Peroy, Breckinridge, Calnan, Levis, Rayner  

 

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1930 Gaudin & Gaudin

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1930. Silent. French. Lucien Gaudin & Mlle. Gaudin give a brief exhibition before a group of children. This was part of the 2nd annual Youth Gala held at the Cirque d'Hiver, sponored by the newspaper, "Benjamin." Other "performers" incluced masters of elocution, song, and various physical skills (like fencing).

 

1934 Gaudin's Funeral (Bout with Aldo Nadi)

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1934 Gaudin's Funeral (Bout with Aldo Nadi)

 

1937 Alessandroni vs. Levis

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Hugh Alessandroni  (being inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame 2010)  against Joe Levis  (also in the Hall of Fame)  This photo was a gift from Robert Levis, son of Joe Levis.

 

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1939 AFLA Video

1939 AFLA fencing video (narrated in Italian)

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Italian footage of AFLA in San Francisco, July 1939. The first director shown (in suit) is Harold Van Buskirk. Competitors seen include Norman Lewis and Helene Mayer.

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1959 US Pan Am Games Foil Team

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l to r - Joseph Paletta, Albert  Axelrod, Gene Glazer, Harold Goldsmith, Ed Richards, Roland Wommack, Ralph Goldstein

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1969 Maccabiah Games Borack, Micahnik, Axelrod

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Carl Borack, Dave Micahnik, Albert Axelrod
1969 Maccabiah Games
 

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1988 Men's Olympic Foil Team

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1988 Training Camp In Hawaii Before Seoul Olympic Games

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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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1996 Summer Olympics: Nick Bravin

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From - Palo Alto Online by Williams Cracraft
If experience counts for anything, Stanford graduate Nick Bravin should be in pretty good shape at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Bravin, a three-time NCAA champion and winner of four U.S. crowns in the foil, is the old man of the U.S. Olympic fencing team at age 25.

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2004 Olympics Advertisement

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Advertisement at the 2004 Athens' Games, featuring Al Carter and Gago Demirchian. Photo by John Heil

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Alessandroni, Hugh

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Axelrod, Albert

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Bayer, Cliff

Cliff Bayer

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Borack, Carl

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Bothner, Charles

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Bravin, Nick

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Bukantz, Danny

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Calnan, George

 

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Ed Ballinger

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Ed Richards Memorial

Ed Richards was an Olympian in 1964 and a three-time participant in the Pan-American Games (1959, '63, and '67). He was twice National Men's Foil Champion (1962, '63) and medaled in foil in 1961 and in epee in 1952 (the year of his foil championship.) He has been a member of the National Coaching Staff since its inception in 1985 and a four-time coach of the Junior World Team. Ed coaches at the Westside Fencing Center in Los Angeles. He began refereeing toward the end of his coaching career, is now one of our most d istinguished referees, and is the recipient of this year's Fencing Officials' Commission Award for Service.

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A celebration of the life of Ed Richards - Part 1

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Every, Dernell

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Giolito, Silvio

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Goldstein, Ralph

(1913-1997) - AFLA national foil medalist; national epee finalist. Member, U.S. Olympic team (1948, '56); captain (1960). Editor, "American Fencing" magazine (1969-76).

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Hambarzumian, Heik

Heik Hambarzumian Interviewed by Andy Shaw for the Museum of American Fencing
July, 2012 at the Summer National Championships in Anaheim, California

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Jones, Uriah

 

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Krieger, Byron

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He received the Detroit Sports Guild Outstanding Athlete Award in 1951 and was elected to the Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. Wayne State University Hall of Fame 1976, Michigan Jewish Hall of Fame 1986

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Lang, Marty

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Levis, Joe

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Lewison, Peter

Hall of Famer, US Saber National champion and US Team captain Jack Keane advising US foil Olympian Peter Lewison at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. (Photo by Robert Millard)

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Longenbach, Zaddick

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Marx, Michael

Michael Marx
 

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Massialas, Greg

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McClain, Sean

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Meinhardt, Gerek

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Meyers, Smith, and Cross

Brendan Meyers, Dwight Smith, Emily Cross; Fencers Club, New York.

 

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Nonomura, George

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Prokop, Austin

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Schoenfeld, Otto

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Simmons, Tyrone

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Men's Foil Olympians

Men's Individual Foil

 

1904 Albertson Van Zo Post, Silver
1904 Charles Tatham, Bronze
1932 Joseph Levis, Silver
1960 Albert Axelrod, Bronze

Men's Team Foil

1904 Albertson Van Zo Post, Gold w/ Cuban Team
1904 Charles Tatham, Silver
1904 Fitzhugh Townsend, Silver
1904 Arthur Fox, Silver
1920 Henry Breckinridge, Bronze
1920 Francis Honeycutt, Bronze
1920 Arthur Lyon, Bronze
1920 Harold Rayner, Bronze
1920 Robert Sears, Bronze
1932 George Calnan, Bronze
1932 Joseph Levis, Bronze
1932 Hugh Alessandroni, Bronze
1932 Dernell Every, Bronze
1932 Richard Steere, Bronze
1932 Frank Righeimer, Bronze
*the total figure of 42 medals includes individual fencers in team events

Best Non-Medaling Olympic Performances
4th Place MFT 1948
Daniel Bukantz, Dean Victor Cetrulo, Dernell Every, Silvio Louis Giolito, Bennet Nathaniel Lubell, Austin Martin Prokop

4th Place MFT 1956
Albert Axelrod, Daniel Bukantz, Harold David Goldsmith, Byron Lester Krieger, Bennet Nathaniel, Lubell, Sewall Shurtz

4th Place MFT 2004
Jed Dupree, Dan Kellner, Jon Tiomkin

5th Place MFT 1928
George Charles Calnan, Rene Peroy, Joseph Louis Levis, Harold Marvin Rayner, Henry Cabell Breckinridge, Dernell Every

5th Place MFT 1936
Joseph Louis Levis, Hugh Vincent Alessandroni, John F. Potter, John Gavin Hurd, Warren Alvin Dow, William Thomas Pecora

5th Place MFT 1960
Albert Axelrod, Daniel Bukantz, Eugene Gerson Glazer, Harold David Goldsmith, Joseph Paletta, Jr.

5th Place MFT 1984
Peter Bramwell, Henry Lewison, Gregory David Massialas, Michael Anthony Marx, Mark Jeffrey, Troy Smith

Men's Foil World Champions

Bronze Medalists

1997, Cliff Bayer, JMF
2002, Brendan Meyers, CMF
2004, Brendan Meyers, JMF
2007, Enzo Castellani, CMF

US National Men's Foil Champions

1888-2007

1888 William Thornton Lawson
1889 Bernard Francis O'Connor
1890 Samuel T. Shaw
1891 Graeme Monroe Hammond
1892 William Scott O'Connor
1893 William T. Heintz
1894 Charles George Bothner
1895 Albertson Van Zo Post
1896 Georges Kavanagh
1897 Charles George Bothner* *
(He won the epee and sabre titles as well)
1898 WAR - NO CONTEST
1899 Georges Kavanagh
1900 Charles Fitzhugh Townsend
1901 Charles Tatham
1902 James P. Parker
1903 Charles Fitzhugh Townsend
1904 Charles George Bothner
1905 Charles George Bothner
1906 Scott Dudley Breckinridge
1907 Camille Waldbott
1908 William Law Bowman
1909 Oliver A. Dickinson
1910 George K. Bainbridge
1911 George Horace Breed
1912 Sherman Hall
1913 Paul Julien Meylan
1914 Scott Dudley Breckinridge
1915 Oliver A. Dickinson
1916 Alfred Ernest Sauer
1917 Sherman Hall
1918 WAR - NO CONTEST
1919 Sherman Hall
1920 Sherman Hall
1921 Major Francis Webster Honeycutt
1922 Major Harold Marvin Rayner
1923 Rene Peroy
1924 Leo George Nunes
1925 Lieutenant George Charles Calnan
1926 Lieutenant George Charles Calnan
1927 Lieutenant George Charles Calnan
1928 Lieutenant George Charles Calnan
1929 Joseph Louis Levis
1929 - outdoor Joseph Levis
1930 Lieutenant George Charles Calnan
1931 Lieutenant George Charles Calnan
1932 Joseph Louis Levis
(Lt.George Calnan killed in air crash
prior to '33 Nationals)
1933 Joseph Louis Levis
1933 - outdoor Joseph Levis
1934 Hugh Vincent Alessandroni
1935 Joseph Louis Levis
1936 Hugh Vincent Alessandroni
1937 Joseph Louis Levis
1938 Dernell Every
1939 Norman Lewis
1940 Dernell Every
1941 Dean Victor Cetrulo
1942 Warren Alvin Dow
1943 Warren Alvin Dow
1944 Alfred Rex Snyder
1945 Dernell Every
1946 Jose Raoul deCapriles
1947 Dean Victor Cetrulo
1948 Bennet Nathaniel Lubell
1949 Dr. Daniel Bukantz
1950 Silvio Louis Giolito
1951 Silvio Louis Giolito
1952 Dr. Daniel Bukantz
1953 Dr. Daniel Bukantz
1954 Joseph Louis Levis
(won title after 17 years in retirement)
1955 Albert Axelrod
1956 Sewall Shurtz
1957 Dr. Daniel Bukantz
1958 Albert Axelrod
1959 Ensign Joseph Paletta, Jr.
1960 Albert Axelrod
1961 Lawrence Joseph Anastasi
1962 Edwin Allen Richards
1963 Edwin Allen Richards
1964 Herbert Morris Cohen
1965 Robert Boyer Russell
1966 Max Geuter
1967 Heizaburo Okawa
1968 Heizaburo Okawa
1969 Carl Lewis Borack
1970 Albert Axelrod
1971 Uriah Jones
1972 Joseph Bertham Freeman
1973 Edward Pennington Ballinger
1974 Heik Hambarzumian
1975 Edward Pennington Ballinger
1976 Lieutenant Edward Joseph Donofrio
1977 Michael Anthony Marx
1978 Martin Lang
1979 Michael Anthony Marx
1980 Gregory David Massialas
1981 Mark Jeffrey Troy Smith
1982 Michael Anthony Marx
1983 Mark Jeffrey Troy Smith
1984 Michael J. W. McCahey
1985 Michael Anthony Marx
1986 Michael Anthony Marx
1987 Michael Anthony Marx
1988 Gregory David Massialas
1989 Peter Bramwell Henry Lewison
1990 Michael Anthony Marx
1991 Eric Oliver Bravin
1992 Eric Oliver Bravin
1993 Michael Anthony Marx
1994 Eric Oliver Bravin
1995 Cliff Bayer
1996 Eric Oliver Bravin
1997 Cliff Bayer
1998 Cliff Bayer
1999 Jon Tiomkin
2000 Cliff Bayer
2001 Sean McClain
2002 Jed Dupree
2003 Jon Tiomkin
2004 Dan Kellner
2005 Jed Dupree
2006 Andras Horanyi
2007 Gerek Meinhardt

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