Local fencers from the Tim Morehouse Fencing Club in Port Chester, N.Y. returned from the highly competitive USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge in St. Louis, Mo. with medals in hand. The tournament drew over 5,000 fencers from 47 states for the 10-day competition held at the America’s Center Convention Complex June 28 through July 7. The July Challenge is an international event with fencers from more than 40 countries.
Sydney Hirsch of Woodbridge, Conn. took the gold and claimed the 2018 Division 1A National Championship in saber fencing and also her 400th pool victory, the first fencer at Tim Morehouse Fencing Club to reach this milestone.
Tim Morehouse, U.S. Olympic Silver Medalist and founder of the Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, is proud of the work and achievements of all the athletes representing the club. “Our squad of youngsters has a really bright future ahead,” said Morehouse. “I can’t wait to see them continue to grow and improve.”
The Tim Morehouse Fencing Club, a state-of-the-art facility, opened at 135 Pearl Street in Port Chester, N.Y. last fall. The club teaches the Olympic sport of saber fencing – with classes, lessons and camps – to competitors of all ages and ability levels. For more information, visit www.timmorehousefencing.com.