Head fencing coach Atilio Tass will travel to Moscow this week to compete in the 2009 FIE Veterans World Championships. Tass qualified for the Men's Sabre 50-59 division by competing in three prerequisite events, and will have the chance to vie for a world championship in the division on Thursday.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentinia, Tass competed in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and 1980 Olympics in Moscow, as well as six different World Championships from 1985 to 1991, and three Pan American Games. He was the South American Champion in 1980, 1983 and 1986, the Argentinian National Champion in 1983 and 1984, and earned a bronze medal at the 1979 Pan Am Championship.
Tass has been an official referee for the US Fencing Team since 1990 and was selected to referee the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He was also invited to referee the last six NCAA Championships.
Brown fans can follow Atilio's progress at http://www.veteransfencing2009.ru/, where both live results and a webcam following the action will be available.