(Picture from London 2012 Fencing test event; Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
This weekend, the first 2012 North American Cup (NAC) for fencing has been taking place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Many of the US’s best fencers in the world competed (and still are competing – today is the conclusion of the event) and the NAC is one of the events that will help qualify athletes for the 2012 London Olympics.
One of the competitors was rising star Lee Kiefer, the 17-year-old from Lexington, KY. Lee, a foil fencer, stunned the world by winning bronze at the last World Championships held last October, and took home victory on Friday after several hard-fought bouts.
The NAC concludes today with the Division 1 men’s foil and men’s and women’s Jr. Epee.
Results from the excellent site: USFencingResults.com. Click the title below for full event results.
|2||Ross, Nicole||Metro NYC||USA||A11||A12|
|3T||Taffel, Sara||Metro NYC||USA||A11||A12|
|3T||Willette, Doris||Northern CA||USA||A11||A12|
|1||Williams, James||Metro NYC||USA||A11||A12|
|3T||Spear, Jeff||Metro NYC||USA||A11||A12|
|3T||Bak, Daniel||New Jersey||USA||A11||A12|
|1||Hurley, Kelley||South TX||USA||A11||A12|
|2||Hurley, Courtney||South TX||USA||A11||A12|
|3T||Lawrence, Maya||New Jersey||USA||A11||A12|
|1||Ward, Rebecca||N. Carolina||USA||A10||A12|
|3T||Muhammad, Ibtihaj||Metro NYC||USA||A11||A12|
|2||Ramirez, Yeisser||Metro NYC||USA||A10||A12|