A 16-year-old Colonia student captured a top place in the North American Cup fencing event.
Tristan Quinton of the Colonia section of Woodbridge nabbed sixth place in the Division II Men’s Sabre fencing event at the December North American Cup held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over the weekend of December 7.
Quinton, who began fencing at age 10, studies his art under the tutelage of Coach Rich Beischer at Hub City Fencing Academy in Edison.
“We’re very proud of him. He’s worked very hard for this, and it is great to see that hard work pay off,” said Beischer.
The North American Cup, which is part of a series of national-level tournaments, gives fencers an opportunity to compete and compare themselves to other fencers from all over the country. Fencers also have the chance to compete
alongside Olympians and Olympic-hopefuls at these events.
Though there will be six North American Cups this season, the specific event in which Quinton medaled will only be held a total of three times. Despite the series title, no cup is awarded. Instead, fencers who earn places 1 through 8 in each event are awarded medals.
There were over 40 fencing events for athletes ranging in ages 13 to 70 and over. One thousand fencers competed from all over the country, with many entering multiple events.
Hub City Fencing Academy is a teaching fencing school which caters to children, teens, and adults of all ages. For more information, visit hubcityfencing.com.