Canadian Fencers Bring Home 10 Medals from the Virginia North American Cup

By Caroline Sharp January 9, 2018

Despite the weather challenges, many of Canada’s top fencers managed to make the trek to Virginia Beach this past weekend to take part in the North American Cup (NAC).

A total of 10 Canadians made the podium for a top three medal, and Canada had 23 top-16 finishes.

Canada’s Wheelchair fencing athletes, Matthieu Hebert (ROU), Pierre Mainville (CLC) and Sylvie Morel (CDO) had outstanding performances, winning a total of 6 medals.

Naomi Moindrot-Zilliox (OLM) took home bronze in women’s junior foil, while the men’s sabre team of Fares Arfa (MEC), Falan Kennedy (SSC), Andrew Wei (BRE) took home silver in Team Men’s Sabre. Francois Ouimet (SPA) finished with a silver medal in Men’s Epee classification.

Following is a summary of the top results.

Div 1 Women’s Epee

Emma von Dadelzsen (DYN) – 11th

Junior Women’s Epee

Linda Liu (ON) – 8th

Ariane Leonard (OM)– 16th

Div 1 Women’s Foil

Kelleigh Ryan (OTT) – 9th

Naomi Moindrot-Zilliox (OM) – 11th

Jessica Guo (HHF) – 13th

Jane Caulfield (EFC) – 14th

Jerrica Gu (EFC) – 16th

Junior Women’s Foil

Naomi Moindrot-Ziliox (OM) – 3rd, Bronze

Jane Caulfield (EFC) – 15th

Junior Women’s Sabre

Madison Thurgood (SSC) – 8th

Junior Men’s Foil

Patrick Liu (OTT) – 15th

Alex Cai (TFC) – 16th

Junior Men’s Epee

Seraphim Jarov (DYN) – 13th

Men’s Epee Classification Event

Francois Ouimet (SPA) – 2nd, Silver

Div 1 Men’s Sabre

Pascal Lambert (SRN) – 13th

Senior Men’s Sabre Team

Canada– Fares Arfa (MEC), Falan Kennedy (SSC), Andrew Wei (BRE), 2nd, Silver

Wheelchair Men’s Epee

Matthieu Hebert (ROU) – 2nd, Silver

Pierre Mainville (CLC) – 3rd, Bronze

Wheelchair Men’s Sabre

Matthieu Hebert (ROU) – 1st, Gold

Pierre Mainville (CLC) – 3rd, Bronze

Wheelchair Men’s Foil

Matthieu Hebert (ROU) – 2nd, Silver

Wheelchair Women’s Sabre

Sylvie Morel (CDO) – 1st, Gold

Congratulations to all!

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