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Fencers do well in Denver

Submitted by Elaine Aliberti,

Park City Fencing Academy fencers Alexander Kent (9), Cole Farquharson (13), Bryce Murrin (14) and Sean Lydon (14) attended the Super Regional Circuit event held in Denver, Colorado, just before Thanksgiving.

Fencers from all over the western United States, as far west as California and Washington and as far east as Missouri — and even one fencer from Mexico — competed in this super regional challenge.

Park City fencers brought back two regional medals and three top-16 finishes. Alexander Kent, fencing in his first Super Youth Circuit, made the medal stand, taking seventh place in the 10-and-under competition. Alexander still has another year in the 10-and-under competition circuit, so this was a great result for a competitor new to the scene of regional competition.

Alexander is not new to competition, however, as he was a gold medalist at a Utah Youth League 8-and-under competition last year, and a member of the 8-and-under All-Stars.

Cole Farquharson medaled in fifth place in Denver. However, this was not his first SYC or his first medal. Cole medaled at his first and only other SYC held for the region this season in Arizona in October.

Bryce Murrin also had a good showing, taking ninth place in Y-14, just barely off the medal stand, and placing in the top-16 in both the Y-14 and Cadet (17 and under) events.

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A national North American Cup will be held in Salt Lake City in March of 2016 and these Park City fencers are just beginning to hone their skills for the upcoming national event. Now is always a good time to check out the local fencing club, located at the Park City Municipal Recreation Center in Park Meadows. Contact Elaine for more information at 435-901-3924.