Canadian Fencers Win Six Medals at the October North American Cup (NAC)

By David Howes October 17, 2018

Canadians in the Cadet and Senior age divisions travelled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this past weekend to take part in the first North American Cup of the season.  Canadians won a total of six (6) medals and another fourteen (14) athletes placed in the top 16.

Eleanor Harvey from Hamilton, Ontario took home silver in Division 1 Women’s Foil which had 174 fencers.  Harvey’s only loss of the tournament was in the final to 2018 Silver World Champion Ysaora Thibus from France, by a score of 15-11.  Tinney Mak (HHF, Markham, ON) took home silver in Cadet Women’s Foil out of 165 fencers, and Ted Vinnitchouk (TFC, Toronto, ON) took silver as well in Cadet Men’s Epee which had a field of 146.  Lucas Lesperance (CEE, Quebec) won bronze in Men’s Epee Div. 2.

Ruth Sylvie Morel won two medals in Wheelchair Fencing.  She took gold in Women’s Sabre and Bronze in Women’s Foil.

Following are the Canadians who finished top 16 in their event:

First Name Last Name Club Placing Event
Zoe Wu AXF 16 WS DIV 2
Jessica Guo HHF 13 WF cad
Annie Lin TFC 16 WF cad
Tinney Mak HHF 2 WF cad
Lucas Lesperance CEE 3 ME DIV 2
Riley Xian VGO 9 ME DIV 2
Eleanor Harvey OTT 2 WF DIV 1
Jessica Guo HHF 5 WF DIV 1
Caden Lee TFC 6 MF Div 2
Matthew Sun HHF 16 MF Div 2
Li Felix USA 13 MF Div 2
Kira Belaoussof SWP 5 WE DIV 2
Nicole Sun DYN 11 WE DIV 2
Shirley Guo VGO 10 WE cad
Christina Zozulya DYN 14 WE cad
Ted Vinnitchouk TFC 2 ME cad
Jason Man Kit Li TFC 14 ME cad
Nathan Brunet OM 12 ME cad
Ruth Sylvie Morel UNA 3 Wheelchair WF
Ruth Sylvie Morel UNA 1 Wheelchair WS


Congratulations to all!