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Fencing: Irish head to San Jose for weekend tourney

Kevin Baldwin | Friday, January 15, 2010

The Irish men and women will go to San Jose, Calif. to compete in the NACD tournament from today until Jan. 18.

Competing in the epee tournament will be junior Chris Pfarr and freshman Jack Piasio. Sisters Courtney and Kelley Hurley will be competing in the women’s epee competition.

Sophomore Nicholas Crebs, junior Steve Kubik, sophomore Gerek Meinhardt and junior Zach Schirtz will lead the mens’ foil. The women’s squad will be represented by freshman Grace Hartman, sophomore Darsie Malynn, freshman Phenix Messersmith, junior Hayley Reese and sophomore Radmila Sarkisova.

Freshman Jason Choy, sophomore Keith Feldman, sophomore Marcel Frenkel, junior Barron Nydam will represent the men’s sabre competition, while sophomore Beatriz Almeida, junior Sarah Borrman, freshman Abigail Nichols, as well as upcoming freshmen Lian Osier and Marta Stepien will represent the women.

Courtney Hurley is coming off a gold medal victory at the women’s Junior World Cup in November while Kelley Hurley captured the USFA North American Cup in December.