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    Courtney Dumas Captures National Epée Championship

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Head coach Laurie Schiller (left) and Courtney Dumas on the medal stand in Columbus.
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    Head coach Laurie Schiller (left) and Courtney Dumas on the medal stand in Columbus.
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    July 3, 2013

    USA Fencing National Championship results

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Competing in her home state, Northwestern's Courtney Dumas captured a gold medal in the Division I-A women's epée event at the USA Fencing National Championship in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, June 30.

    Dumas opened the afternoon by splitting her six pool bouts and taking second place. The junior-to-be rose to a new level as the direct elimination portion began. Dumas, seeded 37th overall, upset Alissa Hofmann, 15-11, in the round of 64 before toppling Vivian Rand and Alexandria Micek to reach the quarterfinals.

    The Cleveland, Ohio, native continued to cruise with back-to-back 15-8 triumphs over Jennifer Horowitz and Mason Speta to reach the championship bout. There, Dumas defeated Sofya Tkachman to secure the gold medal. For complete results, please click on the link at the top of the page.

    Dumas will not have much time to savor her new hardware, however, because she will travel to Kazan, Russia to represent the United States in epée at the World University Games beginning Saturday, July 6. The World University Games continue through July 17. For more information about fencing at the games, click here.

     

     

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