Fencers from all over the nation converged in Denver, Colorado for the 2019 Junior Olympics. The Florida Fencing Academy was represented by Coach Harper, Foil Fencer Noah Helton, and Epee/Saber Fencer William Bowden.
In the Cadet Foil event, with 315 fencers in the competition, NOAH HELTON placed 7th. The position in the top 8 is a career high for Helton and an outstanding achievement! He is an amazingly talented young man!
In Junior Epee and Junior Saber, WILLIAM BOWDEN faced stiff competition at this national level. In his six seeding bouts during the two days, he tied the score at 4-4 each time, only to have the opponent prevail. This was his first Junior Olympics and he did great against these highly rated fencers.
COACH BRIAN HARPER was a referee during the weekend, which was capped off by him calling the Cadet Women's Epee Final bout. Being the referee at the Junior Olympics is an honor. Being the referee for a Final is a milestone in the career of a coach. Congratulations to Brian!
Congrats to our 2019 Junior Olympics participants.