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Veliz Iliev

 

Started at age of 7 with swimming in Bulgaria and getting numeros Nationals Championships medals in youth swimming.

 

Age of 14 started Modern Pentathlon in Bulgaria, attracted to horses and with love to animals:

 

1991 – 4th Place         – World Championships, San Antonio, Texas.

1990 – Bronze            – Goodwill Games, Seattle, Washington.

1990 – 6th Place         – World Championships, Finland.

1989 – 4th Place         – World Championships, Hungary.

1986 – Gold               – World Championships, Italy.

1986 – Gold               – Games of the Socialist Countries, Hungary.

1985 – Bronze            – World Championships, Kiev, Ukraine.

1985 – Gold               – Games of the Socialist Countries, Romania.

1984 – Gold               – Fencing Bulgarian National Championships.

1984 – 16th Place       – World Championships, Romania.

1994 – 1991                Seven (7) times National Champion for Bulgaria

 

In 1997 started to train again as I was getting my US CitizenShip and trying to get to compete for USA at the upcoming 2000 Sydney Olympics Game:

 

I was to be the 2000 Olympic Champion in Sydney, but due to cramps with pure nutrition before the Games I lost the bottle and ended up in 9th place in Modern Pentathlon, but life is precious :-)

 

2000 – 9th Place         – Olympics, Sydney, Australia

2000 – Gold               – World Championships, Italy.

2000 – Gold               – World Championships, Italy.

2000 – Gold               – US National Championships.

1999 – Gold               – Pan American Championships, Canada.

1999 – Bronze            – World Championships, Hungary.

1999 – Silver              – US National Championships.

1998 – 4th Place         – World Championships, Mexico.

1998 – Gold               – US National Championships.

1998 – 6th Place         – US Fencing National Championships, New York.

 

In 2010, I started my club, OLYMPIAN FENCING CLUB, I was focused more on my students and had not much time to practice but participated in some Fencing tournaments and national championships for Div 1 and Veterans.  I won many local and national medals for Div 1 as well as Veterans 40 & 50.  

 

Here are some records that I have up until 2018 from fencing tournaments:

 

2018

Bronze Medal            7/2/18              Fencing Summer Nationals Epee Veteran’s 50-59 – St. Louis, MO

 

2017

Gold Medal                10/22/17          Div 1A – North Richland Hills, TX

Silver Medal              10/21/17          Veteran Regional – North Richland Hills, TX

Silver Medal              7/7/17              Fencing Summer Nationals Epee Veteran’s 50-59 – Salt Lake City, UT

  

2014

Silver Medal              12/6/14            North American Cup Epee Veteran’s 40-49 – Dallas, TX

Silver Medal              12/5/14            North American Cup Epee Veteran’s – Dallas, TX

Gold Medal                    6/22/14            Fencing Summer Nationals Epee Veteran’s 40-49 – Columbus, OH

National Champion

Gold Medal                6/7/14              OLYMPIAN Pre-National Epee Cup – San Antonio, TX

Silver Medal              5/10/14            San Antonio Cup IV – San Antonio, TX

 

2013

Gold Medal                12/14/13          North American Cup Epee Veteran’s 40-49 – Dallas, TX

Gold Medal                12/13/13          North American Cup Epee Veteran’s – Dallas, TX

Gold Medal                8/17/13            15th Annual Fete de Lune Veterans' Tournament – Houston, TX

Gold Medal                6/29/13            Fencing Summer Nationals Epee Veteran’s 40-49 – Columbus, OH

National Champion

2012

Gold Medal                10/27/12          Regional Open Circuit & Vet – New Orleans

Gold Medal                8/19/12            14th Annual Fete de Lune Veterans' Tournament – Houston, TX

Bronze Medal            6/30/12            Fencing Summer Nationals Epee Veteran’s 40-49 – Anaheim, CA

Silver Medal              1/28/12            32nd Annual Poujardieu Memorial – San Marcos, TX

 

2011

Gold Medal                10/22/11          Longhorn Open – Austin, TX

Bronze Medal            10/2/11            Bobcat Open Men's Epee – San Marcos, TX

Gold Medal                8/20/11            13th Annual Fete de Lune Veterans' Tournament – Houston, TX

Silver Medal              7/10/11            Fencing Summer Nationals Epee Veteran’s 40-49 – Reno, NV

7th - Finalist Medal   2/29/11            Annual Poujardieu Memorial - San Marcos, TX

 

2010

Gold Medal                9/26/10            Bobcat Open Men's Epee – San Marcos, TX

Gold Medal                8/21/10            Fate de Lune Vet Combined Men's Epee – Houston, TX

Bronze Medal            8/21/10            Fate de Lune Vet Combined Men's Saber – Houston, TX

Silver Medal              8/08/10            TAAF Summer Games of Texas 25th Anniversary – Waco, TX

Gold Medal                7/10/10            Fencing Summer Nationals Epee Veteran’s 40-49 – Atlanta, GA

National Champion

Silver Medal              5/20/10            2010 Nationals Tune-up Epee Tournament – San Antonio, TX

Gold Medal                5/30/10            AFA’s Senior Epee Tournament – San Antonio, TX

Silver Medal              4/17/10            Southwest Section Fencing Summer Nationals Qualifier – Edmond, OK

Gold Medal                4/11/10            Golf Coast SSCC #3 Fencing Tournament – Houston, TX

Gold Medal                1/31/10            Alamo Fencing Academy / Fencing Tournament – San Antonio, TX 

Inducted  in 2022

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