The Senior categories of fencing (ages 15 to 99) held the Ontario Provincial Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Canadian National Exhibition grounds over the past weekend after two years almost to the day of suspension of fencing in Ontario.
Our athletes did remarkably well with two provincial champions, two silvers and three bronze medals. Leading the way was Ellie Davies, still a Y14 athletes, winning women's Junior (ages 17-20), second in cadet (15 -17) and second in senior women's foil (20 and up). Blake Degroot is the cadet men's champion and second in junior men's foil. Spencer Orr was defeated by clubmate Degroot in both events in taking bronze in cadet and junior. Scott Bell added to the podium finishes with his bronze in veterans foil (age 40 and up).
Clubmates shook off two years of tournament rust and had great tournaments with personal bests and in some cases, the first real tournament ever. Congratulations to Nathan McMillan, Dylan Shi, Calvin Klages, Ewan Peterson and Anna Houston for their results. Each fenced well.
Cadet men: 1st Degroot, 3rd Orr, Klages 20th, Shi 21st, McMillan 25th.
Cadet women: 2nd Davies, 17th Houston
Junior men: 2nd Degroot, 3rd Orr, 17th Peterson
Junior women: 1st Davies
Senior men: 9th Degroot, 12th Orr, 37th Peterson.
Senior Women: 2nd Davies, 8th Houston
Veteran's Foil: 3rd Bell.