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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Matawan Grad Heading to World Championships With US Sabre Team

Monica Aksamit, a Matawan Regional High School graduate and associated with the Polish-American Fencing School, will compete with the US senior women's sabre team at the Senior World Championships 30 September to 8 October 2009 in Antalya, Turkey, according to the Asbury Park Press.

Monica is entering her sophomore year at Penn State, where she majors in biology and specializes in sabre on the school's fencing team. I located a few of her other competitions online.

Check out the Nahouw fencing site to see her meteoric rise in the statistics since February. Monica is ranked 37th in the world after competing in the World Cup in Dallas last month. She is rated third by the US Fencing Association, which should yield her a position on the US team. Monica has her eyes on the 2012 Summer Olympics. See Tim Morehouse blog for his Do or Die in Dallas post from 16 June, as well as his current post with comments and a link to the above APP article.

Check out Monica in competition with a fencer from Notre Dame in the video below.


  1. Which one was Monica in the competition video? Right side or left?

  2. I couldn't tell. The competition was round robin and Monica came out on top, so I'm assuming she is the one on our right. The camera is being operated by Eileen's side of the equation, so you can sometimes hear them rooting for her, but I couldn't sort it out. If someone knows, pls add a comment here.

  3. Haha I'm actually monica. I'm on the left side. I end up winning the bout 5-3.