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Top fencers to compete this weekend in Portland

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Some of the nation's top fencers will descend on Portland this weekend for the January North American Cup.

More than 1,000 Olympic and Junior World Team hopefuls will compete at the Oregon Convention Center.

The competition starts Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. and continues all weekend. The Division I Men's Saber is Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Among the fencers competing are the following Olympic and Senior World medalists:

  • Tim Morehouse (New York City, N.Y. / Saber), 2008 Olympic team silver medalist
  • James Williams (New York City, N.Y. / Saber), 2008 Olympic team silver medalist
  • Emily Cross (New York City, N.Y. / Foil), 2008 Olympic team silver medalist
  • Seth Kelsey (Colorado Springs, Colo. / Epee), 2010 Senior World team silver medalist
  • Cody Mattern (Tigard, Ore. / Epee), 2010 Senior World team silver medalist
  • Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y. / Epee), 2010 Senior World team silver medalist
  • Lee Kiefer (Lexington, Ky. / Foil), 2011 Senior World individual bronze medalist
  • Dagmara Wozniak (Avenel, N.J. / Saber), 2011 Senior World team bronze medalist
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad (Maplewood, N.J. / Saber), 2011 Senior World team bronze medalist
  • Daria Schneider (New York City, N.Y. / Saber), 2011 Senior World team bronze medalist
  • Gerek Meinhardt (San Francisco, Calif. / Foil), 2010 Senior World individual bronze medalist

There are a number of local fencers, including saber fencer Avery Zuck, of Portland, who competed on the 2009 Junior World Team and will be fencing in the Division I men's saber event this weekend. Zuck is ranked No. 8 in the United States.

For more information, visit usfencing.org.

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