Women’s Epee

1996 Olympic Fencing Team Opening Ceremony1996 Olympic Fencing Team Opening Ceremony

’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 House1996 Olympic Team at the White House

1996 Olympic Team at the White House

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2009 Women’s Pan Am Epee Team2009 Women's Pan Am Epee Team

Team USA, winners of the Pan Am Zonal women’s Team Epee competition.  Courtney Hurley, Danielle Henderson, Kelley Hurley and Lindsay Campbell.

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Bradford, VincentBradford, Vincent

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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Burke, JessicaBurke, Jessica

Jessica Burke overcomes illness, hardships to become star fencer

By Thomas Bassinger, Collegian Staff Writer

Not many athletes can boast that they are Olympic candidates in a sport that they once hated. And not many athletes can return to championship form after suffering a career-threatening illness.

Senior Jessica Burke of the Penn State fencing team is one of a rare breed, however.

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Littmann, JaneLittmann, Jane

Jane Littmann – the first A rated women’s epee fencer in the world.

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Marx, LeslieMarx, Leslie

2-time US Epee champion Leslie Marx

When Leslie Marx is asked how she is able to juggle her position as an assistant professor at the Simon School of business at the University of Rochester with her standing as the top U.S. epee fencer, she responds with a laugh, “A forgiving employer.”

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McClellan, CathyMcClellan, Cathy

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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Stevens, Arlene

From the New York Times, August 30, 2000

OLYMPICS; First, There Was Parrying With Mother

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Stone, DonnaStone, Donna

Donna Stone, Olympian and champion epeeist from New Jersey.  Donna Stone was 5th in the world in 1989.

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Watson, RubyWatson, Ruby

Ruby Watson of the Metropolitan Division was the most formidable voice year after year for the development and inclusion of Women’s Epee and Women’s Saber in US Division 1 and Olympic events.

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Women’s Epee Olympians

Best Non-Medaling Olympic Performances

8th Place WET 1996

Elaine Cheris, Nhi Lan Le, Leslie Marx

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Women’s Epee Record Holders

4 Titles

Vincent Hayden Bradford 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986


3 Titles

Donna Lee Stone 1987, 1990, 1994

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Women’s Epee World Champions

Gold Medalists

2006, Courtney Hurley, CWE

Bronze Medalists

1998, Jessica Burke, Kate Rudkin, Arlene Stevens, JWET

1999, Jessica Burke, JWE

1999, Andrea Ament, CWE

2002, Sada Jacobson, JWE

2002, Kerry Walton, JWE

2003, Kamara James, JWE

2004, Keri Byerts, CWE

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