Kelleigh Ryan Wins Gold at Dallas US Fencing Nationals & July Challenge
Fencing Canada – A number of Canadians have made the trip to Dallas, Texas for the US Fencing Association’s National Championships & July Challenge which runs from June 29th to July 8th with numerous age class and divisions in all weapons.
The top result so far for Canada is Kelleigh Ryan’s (Ottawa, ON) gold medal win over USA’s Margaret Lu by a close score of 15-14 in Women’s Division 1 Foil. Canada’s other medal came from Shirley Wang (Canadian in US) who won Bronze in Women’s Cadet Epee.
A number of Canadians have had top 16 results in events that have well over 100 fencers. The following is a summary of Canada’s top 16 results in the tournament so far, with several days of competition remaining:
Kelleigh Ryan (Ottawa, ON) – Div. 1 Women’s Foil – 1st (Gold)
Shirley Wang (Toronto, ON; TFC) – Cadet Women’s Epee – 3rd (Bronze)
Blake Broszus (Canadian in US) – Div. 1 Men’s Foil – 5th; Cadet Men’s Foil – 9th
Cindy Gao (Toronto, ON; TFC) – Junior Women’s Epee – 5th; Div. 1 Women’s Epee – 12th
Dylan French (Richmond, BC; Dynamo) – Junior Men’s Epee – 5th; Div. 1 Men’s Epee – 8th
Fares Arfa (Laval, QC; MEC) – Div. 1 Men’s Sabre – 9th
Shirley Guo (Toronto, ON; TFC) – Cadet Women’s Epee – 13th
Justine De Grasse (Canadian in US) – Junior Women’s Epee – 15th
Congratulations to all!