Tei Kim (right) and Jeidus DeSeranno won gold and silver as Y10 fencers at the 2018 Summer Nationals. In Cleveland, they come in as the No. 1 and 3 seeds in the Y12 foil event. Photo Credit: Nicole Jomantas
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – More than 1,800 of the nation’s best young fencers will compete at the March North American Cup in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend.
The March NAC is presented by Hello Fresh - the online meal provider which will be onsite throughout the tournament.
Competition will be held from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Admission is $5 per day or $15 for a four-day pass.
Competitive, Collegiate Competitive, Coach, Supporting, Life, Olympic Life, Paralympic Life, +CheckEd and International Competitive License members receive free entry.
Athletes will fence in Youth events for Y10, Y12 and Y14 fencers as well as Y14 team competitions and Division III events.
These young fencers represent 37 states and nearly 30 nations with gold medalists being crowned in epee, foil and saber competition.
The youngest member of the 2019 Cadet World Team for athletes ages 17 and under, Skyler Liverant (Brooklyn, N.Y.) will be one of the top athletes to watch in the Y14 men’s epee competition.
This weekend’s fields also include at least 14 2018 National Champions:
Nearly 100 athletes from throughout Ohio will have the opportunity to fence in the Buckeye State. From Cleveland to Columbus to Dayton, Ohioans competing this weekend hail from the following clubs:
Competition schedule is as follows:
Friday, March 1
Y10 Men’s Foil, Y10 Women’s Epee, Div III Men’s Epee
Y12 Men’s Saber, Y14 Men’s Team Foil
Y14 Women’s Foil
Y12 Women’s Saber
Y14 Women’s Team Epee
Saturday, March 2
Y14 Men’s Epee
Y10 Women’s Foil
Y14 Women’s Team Foil
Y14 Men’s Team Saber
Y10 Men’s Saber
Y12 Men’s Foil, Y12 Women’s Epee
Div III Women’s Saber
Sunday, March 3
Y14 Women’s Epee, Y10 Men’s Epee, Div III Women’s Foil, Y14 Men’s Team Epee
Y14 Women’s Saber
Y14 Men’s Foil
Div III Men’s Saber
Monday, March 4
Y14 Men’s Saber, Y12 Men’s Epee, Y12 Women’s Foil, Y14 Women’s Team Saber
Y10 Women’s Saber
Div III Men’s Foil, Div III Women’s Epee