Katie and Luben competed in fencing’s Junior Olympics over the weekend. Junior Olympics is the national championship for the Cadet (under 17) and Junior (under 20) age groups.
Luben finished 27th in Cadet Men’s Epee, the best finish of any Georgia fencer. He also finished 140th in Junior Men’s Epee.
Katie finished 60th in Cadet Women’s Epee, the second best finish of any Georgia fencer.
National rankings are based on points earned over the whole season in all national and some international tournaments. Katie is currently ranked 44th in the U.S. in the Cadet age group and 98th in the Junior age group. Luben is currently ranked 53rd in the U.S. in the Cadet age group.
We are all proud of you!
The national championships for the Senior (13 and older) and Youth (14 and under) age groups will be in July in Columbus. The Georgia qualifying events for those championships will be held this spring.