Courtney Hurley will be fencing in her first tournament since winning individual bronze and team gold at the Senior Worlds. Photo Credit: #BizziTeam
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The 2018-19 North American Cup circuit begins this weekend in Milwaukee, Wis. at the Wisconsin Center with nearly 1,900 fencers competing over four days.
Competition will be held in Division I, Division II, wheelchair and cadet (U17) events for all three weapons – epee, foil and saber. The tournament begins daily at 8 a.m. and concludes at approximately 9 p.m.
The first tournament of the season will serve as the first competition since the 2018 Senior Worlds for Senior National Team members who are preparing for the international circuit which kicks off in November.
Nine of the 14 U.S. athletes who won medals at the 2018 Senior World Championships will be competing in Milwaukee, including:
Following the conclusion of the Division I women’s epee gold medal final on Saturday (approximately 4:30 p.m.) 2018 Senior World Team Champions Kelley Hurley, Courtney Hurley, Kat Holmes and Amanda Sirico will be signing autographs. The first 50 fans will receive a limited edition U.S. Women’s Epee Team World Champion poster.
Other Olympic and Senior World medalists fencing in Milwaukee include:
The wheelchair competition will include both new and veteran fencers with five-time Paralympian and two-time World Champion Curtis Lovejoy (College Park, Ga.) highlighting the field.
Admission to the tournament is $5 per day or $15 for the four-day tournament. Children ages 10 and under will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or online at https://usafencingoctobernac.eventbrite.com.
Individuals who hold the following USA Fencing memberships also will receive free admission:
Competition schedule is as follows (all times are start times only):
Friday, Oct. 12
Cadet Women’s Foil
Div II Men’s Epee
Div II Women’s Saber
Wheelchair Men’s Epee
Cadet Men’s Saber
Div I Women’s Epee (Prelim Day)
Wheelchair Women’s Epee
Saturday, Oct. 13
Cadet Men’s Foil
Div I Women’s Saber
Wheelchair Men’s Foil
Div I Women’s Epee (Finals Day)
Wheelchair Women’s Foil
Div II Women’s Foil
Div I Men’s Epee (Prelim Rounds)
Sunday, Oct. 14
Div I Men’s Saber
Div II Men’s Foil
Div II Women’s Epee
Wheelchair Men’s Saber
Wheelchair Women’s Saber
Div I Men’s Epee (Finals Day)
Div I Women’s Foil
Monday, Oct. 15
Division I Men’s Foil
Cadet Women’s Epee
Cadet Women’s Saber
Div II Men’s Saber
Cadet Men’s Epee