Photo credit: USA Fencing
USA Fencing will be streaming the final rounds of the Absolute Fencing Gear Korfanty World Cup live from the University of Illinois at Chicago on Saturday and Sunday at www.usfencing.org.
The broadcast on Saturday will begin at 6:30 p.m. Central Time and will include semifinal and final rounds of the men’s and women’s individual saber competition.
If you missed the finals on Saturday, no worries. Competition on Sunday will feature the gold medal finals for the men’s and women’s team events with at 5:30 p.m. Central (time subject to change).
Sabre events are fast-moving and exciting to watch. Hopefully we’ll have the added benefit of expert commentary, which can help you get a better handle on fencing rules such as right-of-way. Enjoy!
Had to share this video I ran across during my meanderings online. Most of the bouts in the video are sabre bouts, but no matter what your preference in weapons may be, you can still appreciate the finesse and skill in each of the touches:
We had a great time in St. John today! Though we were small in numbers, everyone fenced well. Neither team had enough epee fencers, so it was just mixed foil and mixed saber. Our thanks to the Lowell HS Red Devils for inviting us to come, and thanks to the Northwest Indiana Fencing Club for hosting our friendly match.
My apologies for not posting any saber results (only because we did not have any Harrison saberists represented in the meet). Our Harrison fencers did well: Jack Stuckey got second place after a well fought bout, only to lose by one touch. Sarah Motley tied for third. Jacob Banes finished in fifth place. All a good showing considering we were facing some varsity level fencers! Lowell fielded a tough team, and it was a great opportunity to face them on the strip.
When we go to these events, I hear from others how impressed they are with all of you. You’ve learned a great deal in a relatively short amount of time, so you should be proud of yourselves. It’s rewarding to me as a coach to see all of you doing well AND enjoying your time while fencing. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I’m looking forward to the new season!