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  • U.S. FENCERS WIN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE IN TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

    U.S. FENCERS WIN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE IN TAUBERBISCHOFSHEIM

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    (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Team USA’s women’s foil fencers took the top three positions on the podium at the Tauberbischofsheim Cadet European Cup in Germany on Sunday. For Sylvie Binder (Armonk, N.Y.), Morgan Partridge (Swansea, Mass.) and Stefani Deschner (Mechanicsville, Va.), the results were strikingly similar to the Gyor Cadet European Cup in Hungary in September where the trio also won three medals with Partridge taking gold, Deschner winning silver and Binder taking bronze. All three fencers began the day with undefeated records in the first pools and Partridge ended the early rounds with a perfect, 11-0, record while Binder and Deschner lost just one bout each. In the direct elimination rounds, Binder held each of her first four opponents to single digit scores as she racked up wins against Sabina Hendrichova (CZE), 15-4; Beatrice Kudlacek (AUT), 15-5; Sophie Werner (GER), 15-8; and Alina Malyshkina (RUS), 15-4. Binder lost her next bout by a touch at 10-9 to Leonie Ebert […]

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    World Champion Fencer Sylvie Binder

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  • Go Fencing and Get Smarter

    Go Fencing and Get Smarter

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    The science is in:  physical activity boosts your brainpower. Intuitively, it seems natural that physical fitness would be linked to sharper intelligence, and according to a recent presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), exercise makes you smarter.  This is good news for everyone, but particularly so for kids in school looking to make the grade. Fencing is already a sport associated with intellectualism, often called “physical chess” by coaches, fencers, and fans.  Participation in the this sport requires fitness and concentration, a powerhouse duo when it comes to increasing brainpower. The study presented at the ACSM Meeting found that among 266 undergraduates, those who exercised vigorously for at least 20 minutes per day had higher grade point averages than those who did not.  This isn’t the only study showing that physical fitness is linked to greater success in school, and the effect is not limited to college students.  Dr. Charles H. Hillman, […]

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  • Go Fencing and Get Smarter

    Go Fencing and Get Smarter

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    The science is in:  physical activity boosts your brainpower. Intuitively, it seems natural that physical fitness would be linked to sharper intelligence, and according to a recent presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), exercise makes you smarter.  This is good news for everyone, but particularly so for kids in school looking to make the grade. Fencing is already a sport associated with intellectualism, often called “physical chess” by coaches, fencers, and fans.  Participation in the this sport requires fitness and concentration, a powerhouse duo when it comes to increasing brainpower. The study presented at the ACSM Meeting found that among 266 undergraduates, those who exercised vigorously for at least 20 minutes per day had higher grade point averages than those who did not.  This isn’t the only study showing that physical fitness is linked to greater success in school, and the effect is not limited to college students.  Dr. Charles H. Hillman, […]

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