Foil

1891 – O’Connor, Tatham, Nadal, Van Zo Post OCONNORtathamNADALpost1891B.jpg

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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 Illinois Athletic Club 1909 Arthur Fox AE Sauer J W Knox

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

l to r Chicago Stars – Alfred Ernest Sauer, Arthur G. Fox, James W. Knox (Illinois Athletic Club)

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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 AMSTERDAMolympicFOIL1928s.jpg

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

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1930 Gaudin & Gaudin

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).

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1931 Amazons of the foil

1931 Amazons of the Foil” American’s Champion swordswomen meet brittan’s best in ‘clash of steel’ for international honours.  Features footage of three female American foilists: Ms. Marion Lloyd (later Mrs. Joseph Vince), the current US Women’s Foil Champion; Miss Locke, and Miss Burnside. Also three female British foilists: Miss Peggy Butler, Miss Nelligan, and Miss Pollock-Smith. Video courtesy of schlager7

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1934 Gaudin’s Funeral (Bout with Aldo Nadi)

1934 Gaudin’s Funeral (Bout with Aldo Nadi) (Video)

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1937 Alessandroni vs. Levis 1937-hugh-alessandroni-and-dad-in-posev.jpg

Hugh Alessandroni  (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 Eddy, Mayer and Helm

SF Examiner photo of  (l to r)
Jane Eddy, Helene Mayer, Harriet Helm all of San Francisco at the Commercial Club getting ready to compete in the Fencers’ Carnival to help raise money for the 1939 US Nationals  to be held in San Francisco .   This would be the first time the Nationals were held outside the east coast.

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1939 AFLA fencing video (narrated in Italian)

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 PANamGAMES1959ChampsB.jpg

US Pan Am Games foil team champs in 1959.
l to r – Joseph Paletta, Albert  Axelrod, Gene Glazer, Harold Goldsmith, Ed Richards, Roland Wommack, Ralph Goldstein

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1967 Pan Am Women’s Foil Team 1967_PanAmGames_WomensFoil.jpg

1967 US Pan Am Games Women’s Foil Team
Left to Right: Veronica Smith, Harriet King, Jan Romary, Maxine Mitchell

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1969 Maccabiah Games Borack, Micahnik, Axelrod BorackMicahnikAxelrod69Maccabiah2.jpg

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Carl Borack, Dave Micahnik, Albert Axelrod
1969 Maccabiah Games

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1969 Women’s Foil Medalists 1969USWomensFoilChamps_banner.jpg

1969 US Women’s Foil medalists

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1988 Men’s Olympic Foil Team

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1988 Seoul Olympic Games Dave Littel and Sharon Monplaisir DaveLittel_SharonMonplasir2.jpg

United States’ foil fencers Dave Littel and Sharon Monplaisir at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
photo by Carl Borack

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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 1996_OlympicOpeningCeremonies2.jpg

’96 Olympians, photo taken in the holding area prior to Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta
Photo By Carl Borack

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1996 Olympic Team at the White House

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1996 Summer Olympics: Nick Bravin

SUMMER OLYMPICS: Foiled once, Bravin focuses on team

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

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Acel, Grace Grace_Acel_banner.jpg

Grace Acel was 3 times the National Intercollegiate Womens Fencing Association Champion, was 2nd to Maxine Mitchell in the U.S. Nationals in 1954 and was a member of the U.S. Team for the Pan American Games in 1955. Her Coach was Giorgio Santelli

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Alessandroni, Hugh HughALESSANDRONI1928B.jpg

2-time Olympian, 2-time US foil champion, 7 team national championships

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Angelakis, Jana Jana_Angelakis_banner.jpg

Jana won the Jr. Olympic Under 20 foil title 4 times (the first time when she was only 14), the U-19 National foil title 5 times, NCAA foil champion, won the Pan Am Games gold medal with the US foil team in 1983, US national foil champion 3 times, andwas a member of 2 Olympic teams (1980 & 1984).

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Albert Axelrod won 4 US foil titles, was 5th at the 1958 World Championships, and took the Olympic bronze medal at the Rome Olympics

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Ballinger, Ed

Ed Ballinger, foil

VIDEO: Ed Ballinger interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Bayer, Cliff Cliff Bayer

4-time US foil champion, Olympian, World Championships Bronze medalist

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Bilodeaux, Caitlin Caitlin_Bilodeaux_banner.jpg

4 US titles, the dominant women’s foilist of her time

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Borack, Carl

2-time Pan AM Gold Medalist, National foil champion 1969, Olympian, Olympic Team Captain

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Charles Bothner won thirteen US championships – 11 individual and two team. In 1897, he was champion in Foil, Sabre, and Epee – a record that is unlikely ever to be approached again. He represented the Pastime Athletic Club and the NYAC.

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USFA national foil champion (1984); national epee champion (1982, ’83,’84, ’86).
NIWFA foil champion (1975,’77) for San Jose State. Assistant Director USFA Coaches College. Coach, Texas Fencing Academy.

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2-time Olympian, 4-time national champion, 3-time NCAA national champion

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Danny Bukantz, a Hall of Famer, was a 4-time National foil champion and a 4-time US Olympian.

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Calnan, George

6 times US Foil Champion
1 time US Epee Champion
1 time US Outdoor Epee Champion
1928 Olympic Bronze medal in Epee
1932 Olympic Bronze medal in Men’s Foil Team
1932 Olympic Bronze medal in Men’s Epee Team
Killed at the age of 33 in crash of dirigible “Akron”

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Cerra Tishman, Maria Maria_Cerra_Tishman_banner.jpg

AFLA national foil champion (1945). Member, U.S. Olympic team (1948). Finalist, Olympic foil individual (1948) – tied for second place, finished fourth. This is the highest Olympic attainment by a US woman. NIWFA champion for Hunter (1938, ’40). First woman to officiate at a national final (1949); first woman member of the Olympic fencing committee (1965).

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Cross, Emily Emily_Cross_banner.jpg

Emily Cross – 3 World Champion titles, foil fencer at Harvard University.

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Monique deBruin (from Portland, Oregon) at the Pan Am Games in 1995.

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deTuscan, Joanna Joanna_deTuscan_banner.jpg

Joanna deTuscan is the first American woman ever to hold a World Foil title which she won in 1939 in London capturing the World Professional Foil title.

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Dow, Helena Mroczkowska Helena_Dow_banner.jpg

(1917-1998) – AFLA national foil champion (1940, ’43, ’47, ’48). Member, U.S. Olympic team (1948). Coach of Fairleigh Dickinson University (Rutherford) (1968-71). NIWFA foil champion for Hofstra (1939).

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Every, Dernell dernell every

(1906-1994) – AFLA national foil champion (1938, ’40, ’45). Member, U.S. Olympic team (1928, ’32, ’40, ’48). He won the Olympic bronze medal in Men’s foil team in 1932. Secretary of the AFLA (1941-45 and 1948-52); president of the AFLA (1945-48). Editor, “The Riposte” (newsletter) (1941-45). IFA foil champion for Yale (1927, 1928).

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Fish, Mrs. Stuyvesant StuyvesantFish_Banner.jpg

(1884 – 1971) – generous patron of fencing, advocate of women’s fencing, member of first championship women’s foil team.

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Gehrig, Adeline Adeline_Gehrig_banner.jpg

Adeline Gehrig won 4 consecutive foil titles

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Giolito, Silvio Giolito_UNDEFEATEDin1950B.jpg

Silvio Giolito took the US Foil nationals in 1950 and again in 1951 both times undefeated.

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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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2-time Olympians Judy Goodrich and Byron Krieger, both Michigan legends, on the cover of Detroit News Magazine in 1956

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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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1924 National foil champion and Olympian, Irma Hopper.

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Jacobsen (D’Asaro), Gay

Gay was the 1974 and 1978 US Foil Champion, a member of two Pan Am teams (1975 and 1979) and two Olympic teams (1976 and 1980).  She was also a 1-rated Referee.  Known for her beautiful technique, Gay is a member of the US Fencing Hall of Fame.

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Johnson, Stacey

*    Member of the 1980 Olympic Fencing Team
*    1982 Olympic Sports Festival Individual Champion and Gold Medal Team Champion
*    Four-time All American 1976-79
*    Two-time National Collegiate Champion 1976 & 1979
*    Four-time National Collegiate Team Champion 1976-79
*    Held Collegiate individual record for team win/loss (305-1)
*    Member of two World University Games Teams, 1977&1979
•                    Three-time U.S. National Team Champions – 1974, 1976-77/
•                     Five-times U.S. National
Championships individual finalist 1974, 1977-79, 1982
*    Member of three Junior World Teams (1973-75 Buenos Aires, Argentina; Istanbul, Turkey; and Mexico City, Mexico)

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Jones, Julia

NIWFA co-founder and first champion (1929) for NYU. Coach of the NIWFA championship team at NYU (1933, ’38) and Hunter (1970).  NIWFA coach of the year (1970, ’92).  Devoted to the development of women’s collegiate fencing; bringing the NIWFA from four teams in 1929 to 79 teams in 1980.

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Jones, Uriah

(1926-2000) – AFLA national foil champion (1971). Member, U.S. Olympic team (1968). Operated a salle in New Haven, CT. First black fencer to attain the U.S. Olympic team.

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Kellner, Dan

Dan Kellner

2-time US National Foil champion
2004 Olympian

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King, Harriet Harriet_King_banner.jpg

A four-time national women’s fencing champion, King was a member of the US Olympic team four times. She fenced at Hunter College from 1953 to 1957. She was also a member of the USA Pan-American team and editor of American Fencing Magazine. Elected to Hunter College Sports Hall of Fame and US Fencing Hall of Fame.

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Krieger, Byron KRIEGER

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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