Pope Fencing alumna and current Northwestern University fencer Katie Van Riper finished 45th in today’s Division I Women’s Épée National Championship.
This is a very big deal. Division I is the highest level competition there is in the United States, and the Championship is only open to the best Division I fencers. An indication of the strength of this event is that the top three places were taken by the members of the US 2016 Olympics Women’s Épée Team.
Congratulations to Katie on finishing so high in such illustrious company.