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Tag Archives: Sabre

Albertson Post

Albertson Post (Fencing.  Born, New York, NY, 1866; died, New York, NY, Jan. 23, 1938.)  One of the most versatile fencers in American history, Albertson Van Zo Post was a member of the New York Fencers Club who excelled in all three weapons.  He was the national foil champion in 1895 and the national epee […]

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 […]

Bob Cottingham

Bob Cottingham (Fencing.  Born, Orange, NJ, Apr. 19, 1966.)  A Columbia fencer, Robert Cottingham was the N.C.A.A. men’s sabre champion in 1988 as the Lions won their second straight N.C.A.A. title.  With Marc Kent winning the foil and Jon Normile the epee that year, Columbia became the first school since 1961 to sweep the three weapons […]

Norman Armitage

Norman Armitage (Fencing.  Born, Albany, NY, Jan. 1, 1907; died, New York, NY, Mar. 14, 1972.)  One of the greatest sabremen ever produced in America, Dr. Norman Cudworth Armitage was the U.S. champion in his weapon 10 times in 16 years.  His career was so distinguished that Armitage was twice chosen as the standardbearer for […]

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