Freshman epee brings ‘la voglia,’ international experience to Temple

first_imgVolunteer assistant coach Melissa Forsythe works primarily with the team’s epees.  No other Temple fencer has competed internationally during the NCAA fencing season.  “I was impressed when I saw her fence for the first time, and after we had several conversations, felt she would be a good fit for us,” Franke said. “Her international experience and results were consistently improving, and she’s very dedicated.” When being recruited during her senior year of high school, Franke told Calderaro she could attend international competitions while also competing with the Owls.  On Nov. 16, 2019, while the Owls were competing at the Penn Elite Meet, Calderaro was competing at an under-20 World Cup event in Italy.  Freshman epee Margherita Calderaro practices with junior epee Marielle Luke at the TU Pavilion on Feb. 27. | JEREMY ELVAS / THE TEMPLE NEWS “La voglia” is part of the reason she decided to come to an American university, so she could go to school and fence, she added.  “It’s not always easy to make these types of decisions,” Calderaro said. “But thanks to the support and help from my coaches, family and teammates, I have been able to do well so far.”  “La voglia” is still Calderaro’s secret to growing as an athlete.  “[Calderaro] came in as a good fencer but has really improved in the time that she’s been here,” Forsythe said. “She’s had to adjust to a new coach, which is tough when you’ve only had one coach your whole fencing career, like she has, but it’s been an adjustment she’s dealt with well.” Calderaro competed with Club Scherma Roma before joining Temple’s team. She finished in sixth place at the 2019 Junior Italian Championship Finals, third at the 2019 Italian Regional and second at the 2018 Cadet Italian Championship Finals. Freshman epee Margherita Calderaro has brought a “wealth of experience” in her first season with Temple University fencing, coach Nikki Franke said.  “Fencing in Italy is more of an individual sport,” Calderaro said. “It is not as much of a team sport like at American universities, even though all the people that I have met at Club Scherma Roma are very close friends of mine.” Calderaro learned to fence because of her father, Michele, who was a modern pentathlete, practicing five different sports: fencing, swimming, horseback riding, shooting and running. Her father signed her up for fencing lessons with his pentathlete friends, she said. To keep her Italian ranking and attend future international competitions, Calderaro needed to attend this specific competition.  Stefano Giommoni, Calderaro’s coach in Italy, taught her the “secret to growth” is “la voglia,” which means “the want,” she said.  “I give my best at everything, at practice, in school and in competitions,” Calderaro said. “I never do anything without putting 100-percent effort into it. With all the effort I put into practicing and getting ready for a competition, I’m quite confident in my abilities.”last_img read more

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CAMINETTO UP TO WIN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE BY A HEAD; SHAH, GARCIA & BAFFERT TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG WIN IN 1:08.87

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 18, 2015)–Kaleem Shah’s Caminetto wore down favored Cherubim late to take Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by a head under Martin Garcia. Trained by Bob Baffert, Caminetto got six furlongs in 1:08.87.Breaking from post position seven in a field of eight three year olds and up, Caminetto rallied four-wide turning for home and was just up to win on the money.“When we got to the stretch, he just decided to take off,” said Garcia. “He’s learning more. Before, he was a run-off type horse and now he’s more mature and he’s more fit.Second at the same allowance condition last out on May 21, Caminetto was off as the 5-2 second choice and paid $7.40, $3.40 and $2.80. A 6-year-old gelding by Stormy Atlantic, he improved his record to 8-3-3-1 and with the winner’s take of $36,000, hiked his earnings to $150,650.“I figured he’d be a little closer to the early lead, but then I looked at the time and they were going 21, 43…The way it worked out, I think it was better where we were, actually,” said Baffert assistant Jim Barnes, who returned to Santa Anita this morning along with Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah. “We had to get up pretty early this morning in Louisville, because we had to get a horse out early to fly to Ohio. It’s great to be back home.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Cherubim angled inside eventual third place finisher Heir of Storm going to the quarter pole, took command a furlong out and finished 3 ¼ lengths clear of Heir of Storm. Off at 8-5, Cherubim paid $3.20 and $2.40.Ridden by Gary Stevens, Heir of Storm, who set the early pace, finished 1 ½ lengths in front of Drover Crazy for third money. Off at 9-2, Heir of Storm paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.45, 43.97 and 55.95.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 4 p.m. Admission gates open for simulcasting at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA AUTUMN MEET TO OPEN FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, GREAT RACE PLACE TO HOST BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED NINTH TIME ON NOV. 4 & 5

first_imgF, 2 YO (CA) $70,000+ 6 F LA WOMAN STAKES (G III) Sat, Oct 8 GOLDIKOVA STAKES (G II) $200,000 F/M, 3 & UP $200,000 $300,000 2 YO (CA) 2 YO Breeders’ Cup $70,000+ F/M, 3 & UP $300,000 3 & UP 1 1/8 M 1 M (T) $200,000 Sat, Nov 5 1 1/8 M (T) JUVENILE TURF SPRINT STAKES $100,000 $200,000 RODEO DRIVE STAKES (G I) ZENYATTA STAKES (G I) BC Challenge 1 1/4 M (T) abt 6 1/2 F (T) Sat, Oct 1 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES (G I) CHANDELIER STAKES (G I) 1 1/16 M Sun, Oct 16 Fri, Nov 4 ANOAKIA STAKES F/M, 3 & UP Sun, Nov 6 $100,000 Fri, Nov 4 3 & UP Fri, Sep 30 FRONTRUNNER STAKES (G I) 2 YO 3 & UP (CA) BC Challenge Sat, Oct 29 Sat, Oct 1 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP 3 & UP 3 & UP F/M, 3 & UP LURE STAKES ® MARATHON STAKES (G II) 2 YO 6 F Sat, Nov 5 Sat, Oct 8 1 1/16 M 1 M (T) AUTUMN MISS STAKES (G III) $300,000 6 F Sat, Nov 5 1 1/16 M $100,000 SWINGTIME STAKES ® CITY OF HOPE MILE (G II) ZUMA BEACH STAKES 1 1/4 M (T) F, 2 YO GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE BC Challenge SURER GIRL STAKES F/M, 3 & UP (CA) abt. 6 1/2 (T)center_img 1 M (T) abt 6 1/2 F (T) Sat, Oct 1 F, 2 YO Sat, Oct 1 BC Challenge $70,000+ $200,000 F, 3 YO 7 F Sun, Oct 2 abt 6 1/2 F (T) F, 3 YO Sat, Oct 15 JOHN HENRY TURF CHAMPIONSHIP (G II) $200,000 F, 2 YO Sun, Oct 9 $100,000 Sat, Oct 1 SEN. KEN MADDY STAKES (G lll) 3 & UP $100,000 $100,000 $300,000 Sat, Oct 8 Sun, Oct 30 abt 6 1/2 F (T) Sun, Oct 23 Fri, Nov 4 1 M (T) 3 & UP $70,000+ SANTA ANITA SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP (G I) GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES 1 M (T) Sat, Nov 5 $70,000+ 2 YO Mon, Oct 10 NEW TURF COURSE AWAITS FANS & HORSEMEN AS SANTA ANITA OFFERS SIX GRADE I BREEDERS’ CUP PREPS OVER FIRST TWO WEEKENDS & A TOTAL OF 28 GRADED STAKES OVER COURSE OF 23-DAY MEET 3 YO $300,000 Fri, Nov 4 Sat, Oct 22 $300,000 Fri, Nov 4 1 M (T) TWILIGHT DERBY (G II) 3 & UP Sat, Oct 1 BC Challenge 7 F UNZIP ME STAKES $100,000 7 F ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 15, 2016)–Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 & 5, has announced it will offer a total of 28 graded stakes, including 13 Breeders’ Cup events over the course of its 23-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. 30. (A total of 41 stakes, graded and non, have been scheduled.)The Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up, will serve as the meet’s initial stakes offering on opening day and will be contested at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, which now consists of a newly installed Bandera Bermuda hybrid.The Great Race Place will offer six Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races over the first two weekends as horsemen will be afforded ample opportunities to prepare their horses for a wide array of Breeders’ Cup assignments on Nov. 4 & 5.“We’re excited to be getting everyone back as we anticipate some great racing in advance of the Breeders’ Cup in November,” said Santa Anita’s Vice President of Racing, Rick Hammerle.The Autumn Meet will get off to a fast start, as five Grade I Breeders’ Cup preps will be offered on the first Saturday, Oct. 1: The FrontRunner Stakes for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, the Awesome Again Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, the Rodeo Drive Stakes for fillies and mares going 1 ¼ miles on turf, the Zenyatta Stakes for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles and the Chandelier Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles.The following Saturday, Oct. 8, the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship will serve as a springboard to the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 5.In addition to the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Oct. 8, Santa Anita will again partner with one of the nation’s leading cancer research and treatment centers, as the track will present the Grade II City of Hope Mile (turf) for 3-year-olds and up. World renowned City of Hope is headquartered just east of Arcadia in neighboring Duarte.“In addition to our graded stakes, our state-bred program is of great importance to us and we’re happy to again offer, in conjunction with the CTBA, the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 4 and the $200,000 Golden State Juvenile on Breeders’ Cup Classic Day, Nov. 5,” said Hammerle. “Both of these stakes are part of the Golden State program. We’ll also card a couple of Cal-bred races at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course–the California Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares on Oct. 15 and the California Flag Handicap on Oct. 22.”“We’re thrilled to have these races scheduled on the two biggest days in racing,” said Doug Burge, CTBA Executive Vice President and General Manager. “The Golden State program offers our owners and breeders tremendous opportunities and we’re confident they will attract competitive fields for our fans to bet on.“Getting national exposure for our breeding and incentive programs is a big priority and we achieve that by running in conjunction with the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 4 and 5.”The complete 2016 Autumn Meet Stakes Schedule is below: $100,000 $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP F/M, 3 & UP DAMASCUS STAKES 3 & UP EDDIE D STAKES (G III) BC Challenge SPEAKEASY STAKES Breeders’ Cup F/M, 3 & UP $200,000 abt 6 1/2 F (T) 6 1/2 F Mon, Oct 10 1 3/4 M $100,000 1 M (T)last_img read more

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