Interviews

Anderson, Nancy

Nancy Anderson interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Aufrichtig, Michael

Michael Aufrichtig interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Auriol, Yves

Yves Auriol interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Ballinger, Ed

Ed Ballinger, foil

VIDEO: Ed Ballinger interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Baumgart, Gerrie

Gerrie Baumgart interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Berry, Dick

Richard Berry 1952 All-American, 1952 NCAA Runner-up in individual epee, two-time Big Ten Champion (1952 epee/1953 foil), 1959 PanAm Games, 2-time US National Epee champion 1957 & 1958

VIDEO: Dick Berry interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Burchard, Peter

Peter Burchard interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Calhoun, Father Lawrence

Father Lawrence Calhoun interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Calvert, Delmar

1973 Jr. Olympics (the US 2nd J.O.) had a triple champion in U-14 Bradley Thomas coached by Delmar Calvert.

VIDEO: Delmar Calvert interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Cheris, Sam

Sam Cheris interviewed by Andy Shaw

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DeChaine, Dan

Dan DeChaine interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Fortunatov, Oleksiy

Oleksiy Fortunatov interviewed by Andy Shaw at the USA Fencing Summer Nationals in Columbus Ohio, July 2014.

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Temple University’s Nikki Franke watches a tense bout at the NCAA’s.  Photo by Andy Shaw
Nikki Franke interviewed by Andy Shaw at the 2010 Junior Olympics in Memphis, TN.

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Gelman, Yuri

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Glass, Tim

Tim Glass interviewed by Andy Shaw (Part 1 and Part 2)

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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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“A game of chess played on your feet, requiring agility, power and intelligence.”

VIDEO: Henry Harutunian interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Hayes, Harold

Harold Hayes, interviewed by Andy Shaw 2011

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Hinton, Dean

Dean Hinton interviewed by Andy Shaw, 2011

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Khazbak, Amgad

Amgad Khazbak interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Columbia University Fencing Coach and International Fencing Official

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Lofton, Michael (Mika’il Sankofa)

Michael Lofton (Mika’il Sankofa) interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Lucchetti, Marcos

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

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2 US titles. Ann Marsh made a legendary comeback against the German foil team.

VIDEO:  Ann Marsh interviewed by Andy Shaw at Summer Nationals 2011

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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.

VIDEO: Bob Marx interviewed by Andy Shaw at the 2013 Junior Olympics

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5-time US National Foil Team Champion and 2-time US National Epee Champion with Tanner City FC under Joe Pechinsky, Cathy is one of only a handful of women in US fencing history to be nationally ranked in the top 10 in both foil and epee in the same year, an achievement she accomplished 3 times.

Video: Cathy McClellan interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Micahnik, Dave

Dave Micahnik interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Coach Ron Miller with his University of North Carolina women’s foil team at the NCAA championships. Photo by Andy Shaw

VIDEO: Ron Miller interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Mormando, Steve STEVE MORMANDO

Steve Mormando, interviewed by Andy Shaw February 2010

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Nazlymov, Vladimir

Vladimir Nazlymov interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Nonomura, George

“Fencing has been my life,” Nonomura said. He started fencing when he was 5 years old from a fencing family. He competed internationally for eight years and was part of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Men’s Foil Team in Seoul, S. Korea.

Video: George Nonomura interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Normile and Reith

Jon Normile and Bill Reith interviewed by Andy Shaw

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A two-time Olympian, (1964, 1976), she fenced in five World Championships (1965, ’66, ’69, ’70, ’75), as well as the Pan American Games of 1975 (Bronze Medal). She was the winner of the 1971 Terre des Hommes in Montreal. For nearly two decades, she was a nationally ranked women’s foilist (1959-1976). She captained the Salle Santelli Women’s Foil Team to five national titles. She was also a 3-time chair of the New Jersey Division, coach of Brooklyn College for over a decade at Brooklyn College before becoming Assistant Director of Athletics.. In 1975 and ’76, she was NIWFA College Coach of the Year.. Her students have become champions and successful coaches in their own right.

VIDEO: Denise O’Connor interviewed by Andy Shaw 2012

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Carla-Mae Festa (later to become Carla-Mae Richards) was the New England Foil Champion but grabbed national fame as the hugely effective Executive Director of US Fencing.

VIDEO: Carla Mae Richards interviewed by Andy Shaw February 2010

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Richards, Edwin

Ed Richards, interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Sheridan, Jason

Jason Sheridan interviewed by Andy Shaw at the USA Fencing Summer Nationals in Columbus Ohio, July 2014.

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Shipman, Bill

Bill Shipman interviewed by Andy Shaw

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

Three video interviews: Skip Shurtz

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Sobel, Steve

Steve Sobel interviewed by Andy Shaw July 2012

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Paul Soter, US Epee Coach from San Francisco at the Athens Olympic Games, 2004
(photo by John Heil)
 VIDEO: Paul Soter interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Les Stawicki, former head coach of the Polish Olympic Team and Current U.S. Paralympic Team head coach, at the 2006 Nationals. photo by Andy Shaw

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Stull, 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.
VIDEO:  Robert Stull Interviewed by Andy Shaw at the Divisional Championships

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Tarascio, Michael

Mike Tarascio interviewed by Andy Shaw at the USA Fencing Summer Nationals in Columbus Ohio, July 2014.

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Terrence Lasker

Terrence Lasker interviewed by Andy Shaw

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Towery, Marietta

Marietta Towery interviewed by Andy Shaw. Part 1 and Part 2

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Wilson, Russell

Russell Wilson interviewed by Andy Shaw for the Museum of American Fencing
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Wood, Alex

Alex Wood interviewed by Andy Shaw at the USA Fencing Summer Nationals in Columbus Ohio, July 2014.

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4 US titles.  The first woman to win both the foil (1998) and epee (1999) at the NCAA championships.

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“I learned discipline from my own life experiences. I didn’t learn it from sport.” “My fencing has benefited from that discipline. It brings me to fencing practice everyday.”

VIDEO: Iris Zimmermann interviewed by Andy Shaw

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