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Brian McCowage

Full name: Brian Patrick McCowage
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 20, 1935 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: March 4, 1994 in Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: ?, Victoria, (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Brian McCowage fenced foil for Australia at the 1956, 1960, and 1964 Olympics, and also competed in team sabre at the 1964 Tokyo Games. McCowage won four silver medals, all in team events, at the 1958, 1962, and 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He was a six-time Australian Champion in foil, and took up sabre fencing later in life, with his wife’s urging – she was also a fencer. McCowage tied for first in individual sabre at the 1963 and 1964 Australian nationals.

McCowage was actually better known as a dog breeder. He began breeding dogs as a teenager, starting mostly with Scottish Terriers and Sealyham Terriers. While on fencing trips, he was often commissioned to buy dogs for owners in Australia, Great Britain, and the United States. His dogs won multiple ribbons at shows in Australia, including at the Sydney Royal Show, and he was a highly recognized international judge. In the 1960s he started breeding and showing Miniature Pinschers. McCowage’s career was as a research officer for the Reserve Bank.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Australia AUS 6 p2 r2/3
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Men's Foil, Team Australia AUS 3 p3 r1/3
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Australia AUS 6 p4 r2/5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Men's Foil, Team Australia AUS 3 p1 r1/5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Australia AUS 5 p8 r1/4
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Men's Foil, Team Australia AUS 4 p2 r1/4
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Australia AUS 4 p2 r1/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW TG TR BL TD
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 6 1956-11-26 2 22 32
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-26 5 25 17
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 d'Oriola (FRA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 0 0
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 Bergamini (ITA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 4 4
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Gyuricza (HUN) 3 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 Jay (GBR) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 Stratmann (GER) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 Osip'ovi (URS) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, McCowage (AUS) 0 0
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Bergamini (ITA) 0 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Delaunois (BEL) 4 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Somodi, Sr. (HUN) 3 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Massini (ARG) 3 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Krieger (USA) 2 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round Two Pool Four 6 1960-08-29 0 8 20 4
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round Two Pool Four 2 1960-08-29 Gerresheim (GER) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round Two Pool Four 2 1960-08-29 Carpaneda (ITA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round Two Pool Four 2 1960-08-29 Różycki (POL) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round Two Pool Four 2 1960-08-29 Link (LUX) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 3 1960-08-29 4 23 21 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 2 1960-08-29 Link (LUX) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 2 1960-08-29 Kamuti (HUN) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 1 1960-08-29 McCowage (AUS) 5, Okawa (JPN) 3 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 1 1960-08-29 McCowage (AUS) 5, Lindwall (SWE) 0 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 1 1960-08-29 McCowage (AUS) 5, El-Gressy (MAR) 4 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 1 1960-08-29 McCowage (AUS) 5, Trần (VNM) 4 5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 5 1964-10-13 2 20 24 4
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 2 1964-10-13 Haukler (ROU) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 2 1964-10-13 Woyda (POL) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 2 1964-10-13 La Ragione (ITA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 2 1964-10-13 Gerresheim (GER) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 1 1964-10-13 McCowage (AUS) 5, Tamayo (COL) 3 5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Eight 1 1964-10-13 McCowage (AUS) 5, Theseira (MAS) 1 5

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 3 1956-11-23 0 2 11 21
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-23 USA 13, AUS 3 3 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-23 HUN 8, AUS 8 8 3
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-23 Bukantz (USA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 4 4
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-23 Axelrod (USA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-23 McCowage (AUS) 5, Shurtz (USA) 2 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-23 Goldsmith (USA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 0 0
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 2 1956-11-23 Somodi, Sr. (HUN) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-23 McCowage (AUS) 5, Gyuricza (HUN) 3 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-23 McCowage (AUS) 5, Tilli (HUN) 2 5
1956 Summer 21 Melbourne Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Three 1 1956-11-23 McCowage (AUS) 5, Marosi (HUN) 4 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 3 1960-09-02 0 2 9 21
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 2 1960-09-02 FRA 11, AUS 3 3 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-02 McCowage (AUS) 5, Netter (FRA) 4 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-02 McCowage (AUS) 5, Barrabino (FRA) 4 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 2 1960-09-02 Courtillat (FRA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 2 1960-09-02 Magnan (FRA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 2 1960-09-02 LUX 10, AUS 6 6 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 2 1960-09-02 Link (LUX) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 2 1960-09-02 Schiel (LUX) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-02 McCowage (AUS) 5, Theisen (LUX) 1 5
1960 Summer 25 Roma Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool One 1 1960-09-02 McCowage (AUS) 5, Didier (LUX) 4 5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 4 1964-10-15 0 2 6 26
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 POL 13, AUS 3 3 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-15 McCowage (AUS) 5, Parulski (POL) 4 5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 Skrudlik (POL) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 Woyda (POL) 5, McCowage (AUS) 4 4
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 Różycki (POL) 5, McCowage (AUS) 0 0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 ITA 13, AUS 3 3 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 La Ragione (ITA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 Granieri (ITA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 Milanesi (ITA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-15 McCowage (AUS) 5, Pinelli (ITA) 4 5

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 4 1964-10-22 0 2 5 23
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 FRA 14, AUS 2 2 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Parent (FRA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 3 3
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-22 McCowage (AUS) 5, Fraisse (FRA) 4 5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Ramez (FRA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 4 4
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Lefèvre (FRA) 5, McCowage (AUS) 2 2
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 ROU 9, AUS 3 3 0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Csipler (ROU) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Vintilă (ROU) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Drîmbă (ROU) 5, McCowage (AUS) 1 1
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two NC 1964-10-22 Mureșanu (ROU) Not contested, McCowage (AUS) Not contested
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