Andrew Schmidt of Vernon (left) fences against Daniel Kolpakov of Vancouver in Canada Cup action at the Richmond Oval.

Andrew Schmidt of Vernon (left) fences against Daniel Kolpakov of Vancouver in Canada Cup action at the Richmond Oval.

Fencers fare well in Canada Cup

The School District and the Okanagan Freestyle Fencing teams fared well in Canada Cup action at the Richmond Oval

Morning Star Staff

The School District and the Okanagan Freestyle Fencing teams fared well at the Richmond Oval last weekend in the first of three Canada Cups scheduled this season.

Brendan Robertson, coach of the district team, placed third in the veteran’s epee event.

Chris Dlouhy of Kalamalka Secondary was 11th in the Junior Men and 14th in Cadet Boys epee.  He was one spot off of this year’s world champion bronze medalist from Quebec in the juniors.

“This was a great showing for an up and coming athlete on the national scene,” said Robertson.

Andrew Schmidt of Seaton took 12th in the U15 boys epee and 24th in the cadet event.

In the senior men’s open competition, Matt Clarke, coach of the Okanagan Freestyle club, finished 31st, Robertson was 34th, and Dlouhy finished in 41st against the top contenders in the country.

School district students can join the team by calling Beairsto school at 250-542-1388 and asking for Brendan Robertson.

Okanagan Freestyle’s website is http://www.okanaganfreestylefencing.com/.