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Wednesday: The growth of fencing as a competitive sport in St. Louis
St. Louis Public Radio
This interview will be on "St. Louis on the Air" during the noon hour on Wednesday; this story will be updated after the show. You can listen live. Look out, St. Louis: Some of the nation's top fencers are about to invade this baseball town. The 2018 ...

USA Fencing National Tournament helping to grow sport in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS ( -- Kenny Stein was trying to find a sport for his 15-year-old son Timos when he discovered fencing, a sport that his son enjoys and does well. "We tried gymnastics, baseball, taekwondo, swimming, diving and he really didn't catch ...

Florida Today

Viera 16-year-old just misses fencing national title
Florida Today
Bucur, who began fencing at age 6, said she is hopeful to take her love for the sport to higher levels, hopefully to the Olympics. Touches in Epee fencing are scored with the point of the blade, and the entire body is a valid target area. “It's a very ...

ERR News

Four Estonian women in World Fencing Championships, two to face each other
ERR News
The épée is the largest and heaviest of the three weapons used in sport fencing; its rules of engagement differ somewhat from those of the more familiar foil, as there are no rules regarding priority and right of way, and the entire body is a valid ...

Bothell's Comes notches national fencing title in St. Louis
Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
He began fencing eight years ago at a WFA camp held at the Northshore YMCA and soon replaced soccer and swimming as his main sport. “I was like, 'Oh, cool, swords, I'm gonna try that,” said Comes, adding that it's a unique and interesting sport that ...

Osage Beach man competing on national stage in three sports
Time is important to the 57-year-old who resides in Osage Beach so he has no intention of wasting it. Stephens has kept a fairly active lifestyle over the years competing in the sports of water skiing, snow skiing and fencing and it turns out that it ...

El Paso Inc.

Fencing school puts 'king's sport' within reach
El Paso Inc.
Fencing is often described as cerebral — combining physical skill with mental prowess. “That's the strategy behind the game,” said Margaret De Long, head fencing coach and president of Salle De Long Fencing School Inc., the only one of its kind in El ...


British fencing Olympic bid under threat after just £170 raised in first month
British fencers have raised fears for the future of the sport after just £170 was raised in the first month of crowdfunding for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Speaking to BBC Sport, Georgina Usher, chief executive of British Fencing, said: 'In my lifetime, I ...
British Fencing: Crowdfunding appeal for Tokyo 2020 raises just ...BBC Sport

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World Cup host set for historical fencing to forget soccer
"People in this country — and other countries — should know their history in order to understand their place in the world," said Artyom Komarov, a 24-year-old post-graduate archaeology student who enjoys historical fencing. "This is not just a sport ...
Battle of Nations 2018 4day 21х21 9fight Russia vs Ukraine - YouTubeYouTube

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Bill Shipman left his mark on fencing community at Brandeis
Wicked Local
The biggest difference, as it is in many sports, is the influx of young people fencing earlier and earlier. So now, typically, kids start fencing as young as 8 years old, and frequently before they are 12. In 1981, that was much less common. Most kids ...

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