Luperi and Massialas battle. Photo S.Timacheff/

The US Men’s Foil squad defended it’s Junior Men’s Foil Team title by defeating Italy 45-42 in the final match.  Edoardo Luperi (ITA) attempted to steal a victory from the US by going on a late run against Alex Massialas, but Massialas held on to get the 5 points he needed in the final bout of the team gold medal match vs. Italy.

Earlier in the day the US team also had a tight match against France, but used a 13-2 run by Massialas to take the lead 25-22 and another 6-4 bout by David Willette to get the US ahead 35-34.  The US won 45-43.

The gold medal was the US team’s final medal of the 2011 Cadet and Junior World Championships.  In the Nations Ranking, the United States came in 3rd with 292 points.  Russia led the way with 368 points followed by Italy in 2nd with 348.

Junior Team Men’s Foil

Gold: USA (David Willette, Race Imboden, Alex Massialas, Brian Kaneshige)
Silver: Italy (Daniele Garozzo, Edoardo Luperi, Lorenzo Nista, Francesco Trani)
Bronze: France (Cedrik Serri, Enzo Lefort, Maxime Pauty, Anonin Buquet)

4th: Russia
5th: China
6th: Korea
7th: Germany
8th: Greece

Junior Team Women’s Epee

China and Russia saved the fast paced bout for the end as Anqi Xu went 17-10 against Violetta Kolobova in the final bout to give China the 45-35 win in the gold medal match.

The United States placed 5th after losing 45-41 to Israel in the round of 8.  Israel would go on to take 4th after losing matches to Russia (45-41) and Italy (45-38).

Gold: China (Sheng Lin, Anqi Xu, Yujie Sun, Zheng Yang)
Silver: Russia (Yulia Bakhareva, Tatiana Gudkova, Violetta Kolobova, Maya Guchmazova)
Bronze: Italy (Rossella Fiamingo, Brenda Briasco, Camilla Batini, Alberta Santuccio)

4th: Israel
5th: USA (Anna Van Brummen, Katharine Holmes, Audrey Abend, Jessie Radanovich)
6th: Estonia
7th: Poland
8th: Hungary