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Tag Archives: Intercollegiate Fencing Association

Bruce Soriano

Bruce Soriano (Fencing.  Born, Newark, NJ, April 30, 1950.)  Perhaps the most dominating man in his weapon ever in the N.C.A.A. fencing championships, Columbia’s Bruce Soriano became the first fencer in tournament history to win the national title three straight years in any weapon.  Soriano captured the sabre championship in 1970, 1971, and 1972, moving through […]

Jim Murray

Jim Murray (Fencing. Born, Philadelphia, PA, 1871; died, New York, NY, Jan. 28, 1957.) Considered by many historians to be the first American-born fencing coach of international significance, James Murray Jr., coached at the New York Athletic Club for 64 years and taught the Columbia varsity for 50. For three decades, he journeyed annually to […]

Jose deCapriles

Jose deCapriles (Fencing.  Born, Mexico City, Mexico, Feb. 13, 1912; died, New York, NY, Feb. 21, 1969.)  One of the great names in American fencing, Jose R. deCapriles was also N.Y.U.’s first national champion.  In 1933, as a senior at N.Y.U., deCapriles won the Intercollegiate Fencing Association championship.  A high school basketball player, he learned […]

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