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Hurleys Own Day Three in Cincinnati

10/18/2010, 2:17am CDT
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The Hurley sisters ruled on Sunday at the North American Cup being held in Cincinnati, Ohio this weekend. Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) won the Division I Women’s Epee event and big sister Kelley Hurley (San Antonio, Texas) placed second.

Both sisters will be on the team to represent the US at the 2010 World Fencing Championships to be held in Paris, France in early November.

Also on Sunday, Catherine Bouwkamp (Fishers, Ind.) capped off her weekend with a third gold medal, this one in the Wheelchair Women’s Saber event. Bouwkamp is also Paris-bound, set to compete in the

World Wheelchair Fencing Championships being held concurrent with Worlds in early November. Tariq Alqallaf of Iraq won his second wheelchair gold, in Men’s Saber.

In Division II competition, Bartosz Pukal (Evanston, Ill.) won the Men’s Saber event, and M.W.McElwee (San Francisco, Calif.) won the Women’s Foil.

Five different Veterans events also took to the stage on Sunday. Michael Cho of Northville, Mich. won the Open Veterans (40 and over) Men’s Foil, Liz Enochs (San Francisco, Calif.) won the Open Women’s Saber, John Ridge (Warminster, Pa.) took the 60-69 Men’s Epee,  Jim Adams (Rockville, Md.) won the Men’s 70+ Epee, and Walt Dragonetti (Elyria, Ohio) won his second gold of the weekend in the 50-59 Men’s epee. Dragonetti also won the Open Men’s Epee event held on Friday.

Competition wraps up today in Cincinnati at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati. For more information on USA Fencing’s North American Cup A visit, including a link to results.

About USA Fencing: The United States Fencing Association is the recognized NGB for the sport of fencing in the United States. The USFA is affiliated with the Féderation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing. USA Fencing is based at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more visit, or

About North American Cups:
NACs held by USA Fencing each year at changing locations around the country. NACs are selection competitions for World Championship teams in the Cadet (Under-17), Junior (Under-20), Senior (Division I), Veteran, and Wheelchair divisions. USA Fencing also holds developmental NACs for Youth in three different age groups, and developmental Division II and Division III events which are open to all ages.

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