Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA Announce Official Team for Olympics Fencing

Published 07/18/2021, 6:11 AM EDT


With less than a week to go for the start of the highly awaited Tokyo Olympics 2020, let’s take a look at the U.S. Olympic fencing team that looks to secure podium positions yet again. Team USA will look to secure team and individual medals as well.

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Team USA won four medals in Rio 2016, and they will return most of these medalists to Tokyo 2020. This U.S. Olympic fencing roster will be the largest in history, should all 24 athletes get to compete in Tokyo.

Men’s Foil Team

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1.Gerek Meinhardt (Age: 30)
The youngest male fencer to represent team USA in history, he was just 18 when he qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is currently ranked World No. 2.

2. Alex Massialas (Age: 27)
Alex is the reigning silver medalist from the 2016 Rio Olympics.

3. Nick Itkin (Age: 21)
Former Junior World Champion 21-year-old Nick Itkin. He is now ranked World No.9.

4. Race Imboden (Age: 28)
World No. 4 Race Imboden will travel as the replacement athlete for the men’s foil team event.

Women’s Foil Team

1.Lee Kiefer (Age: 27)
One of the most successful women foil fencer’s in American history, currently ranked World No. 5.

2. Jackie Dubrovich (Age: 27)
Four-time Junior World Team medalist

3. Nicole Ross (Age: 32)
2018 Senior Worlds team Gold Medalist and 2012 Olympian

4. Sabrina Massialas
2016 junior World Championship Gold medalist and 2014 Youth Olympic games winner. Replacement Athlete for the team foil event.

Men’s Saber Team

1.Eli Dershwitz (Age: 25)
World No. 2, won silver at the 2020 Warsaw World Cup.

2. Daryl Homer (Age: 30)
Silver medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

3. Andrew Mackiewicz (Age: 26)
Three-time Senior World Team member

4. Khalil Thompson (Age: 24)
Replacement athlete for the Team Saber event

Women’s Saber Team

1. Mariel Zagunis (Age: 36)
Two-time Olympic Champion and the first American to win a Gold in Olympic Fencing.

2. Eliza Stone (Age: 30)
World No. 6 and first-time Olympian.

3. Dagmara Wozniak (Age: 33)
Two-time Olympian and team bronze medalist at Rio 2016.

4. Francesca Russo (Age: 25)
Replacement athlete for the team event

Men’s Epee Team

1. Jake Hoyle (Age: 27)
Two-time NCAA Champion, first time Olympian

2. Curtis McDowald (Age: 25)
First time Olympian

3. Yeisser Ramirez (Age: 34)
First time Olympian

4. Alan Hadzic (Age: 30)
Replacement Athlete

Women’s Epee Team

1.Courtney Hurley (Age: 30)
Won Team Epee Bronze at 2012 Olympics.

2. Kelley Hurley (Age: 33)
Three-time Olympian and 2012 Team Epee Bronze medalist.

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3. Katharine Holmes (Age: 28)
World Champion in Team Epee Event.

4. Anna van Brummen (Age: 26)
Replacement Athlete for the Women’s Epee Team event.

 

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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