Olympians To Fence In Charlotte This Weekend At The North American Cup

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Over 1,800 Olympian and Paralympian fencers are coming to Charlotte this weekend to compete in the North American Cup for a shot at the elusive gold medal.

The competition started yesterday at the Charlotte Convention Center and will continue through Monday with events beginning at 8 a.m. and concluding at approximately 7 p.m. daily, including sparring matches for Division I, junior, wheelchair and senior team fencers.

Tickets are now on sale for $5 per day (Purchase Tickets here).

The championship tournament is also the domestic qualifier for the 2019 Senior World Championships, to be held in Budapest this coming July.

Top competitors who will be competing in Charlotte this weekend include;

  • Dagmara Wozniak (Avenel, N.J. / Division I Women’s Saber), 2016 Olympic team bronze medalist and 2014 Senior World Team Champion
  • Miles Chamley-Watson (New York City, N.Y. / Division I Men’s Foil), 2016 Olympic team bronze medalist and 2013 Senior World Champion
  • Daryl Homer (Bronx, N.Y. / Division I Men’s Saber), 2016 Olympic silver medalist and 2015 Senior World silver medalist
  • Nzingha Prescod (Brooklyn, N.Y. / Division I Women’s Foil), two-time Olympian and 2018 Senior World Team Champion
  • Margaret Lu (Greenwich, Conn. / Division I Women’s Foil), 2018 Senior World Team Champion
  • Soren Thompson (New York City, N.Y. / Division I Men’s Epee), two-time Olympian and 2012 Senior World Team Champion
  • Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y. / Division I Men’s Epee), 2012 Senior World Team Champion
  • Eliza Stone (Chicago, Ill. / Division I Women’s Saber), 2018 Senior World bronze medalist
  • Aleksandra Shelton (Tigard, Ore. / Division I Women’s Saber), 2003 Senior World bronze medalist

The Charlotte competitions will also include all of the medalists from the 2018 Junior and Cadet World Championships scheduled to compete at the NAC. This week’s tournament will serve as the penultimate domestic qualifier for the 2019 Junior and Cadet Worlds, to be held in Torun, Poland later this year.

The wheelchair events currently include most of the nations top contenders for the 2020 Paralympic Games.

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