Swift Current Fencing Club season off to a great start

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Four members of the Swift Current Fencing Club earned medals in the U13 Mixed Foil category at the Wheatland Open in Moose Jaw on Nov. 2-3. Earning medals were (L to R): Colt Cornelson (gold); Alexander Menun (silver); Courtlyn Hope (bronze) and Jonathan Merkel (bronze).


Members of the Swift Current Fencing Club are enjoying a successful start to the 2013-2014 Fencing season.

Club members had a strong showing at the Wheatland Open hosted in Moose Jaw on Nov. 2 and 3, earning a total of seven medals during the two day competition.

Results from the Wheatland Open are:

U13 Mixed Foil

Colt Cornelson – Gold

Alexander Menun – Silver

Courtlyn Hope- Bronze

Jonathan Merkel- Bronze

Laura Corrigal - 5th

Cadet Men’s Foil

Cole Anderson - 5th

Anthony Merkel - 6th

Alexander Menun - 10th

Cadet Women’s Foil

Karin Roen – Bronze

Courtlyn Hope - 5th

Junior Men’s Foil

Cole Anderson - 6th

Junior Women’s Foil

Karin Roen – 5th

Senior Women’s Epee

Lisa Hagen – 5th

Senior Women’s Foil

Lisa Hagen – Bronze

Karin Roen – 9th

Master Mixed Foil

Lisa Hagen – Silver

The 2013 Sask Fencing Award Banquet was also held Nov 2nd in Moose Jaw, where Anthony Merkel was awarded the SFA U13 award for first place in Saskatchewan for the under 13 foil 2012-2013 fencing season.

Three members of the Swift Current Fencing club, coach Lisa Hagen, Cole Anderson, Karin Roen, will be attending the Canada Cup Winter Nationals in Vancouver from Dec. 6 to 8. The Canada Cup is a three-day tournament that boasts fencers from every skill level from across Canada. Swift Current Fencing Club athletes will travel with other fencers from Saskatchewan and will be competing all three days.

Coach Lisa Hagen just received her Competition-Development certificate, and she currently works with athletes at all levels of competition.

The Swift Current Fencing Club's tournament will be held Feb. 8 and 9 at the Comprehensive High School.

(Submitted by Swift Current Fencing Club)

Organizations: Swift Current Fencing Club

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Canada, Saskatchewan Swift Current

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