Notre Dame Fencing | June 21, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics
University of Notre Dame sophomore Lee Kiefer (women’s foil) became the second American fencer to win four straight individual Pan American Championship titles earlier this week in Cartagena, Colombia. Kiefer was one of four competitors with Notre Dame ties to claim gold medals at the international event.
Senior men’s foilist Gerek Meinhardt won his second career individual gold medal at the Pan Am Championships. Former women’s epeeist Courtney Hurley (’13) demonstrated her expertise by winning the individual title in her weapons class. Hurley defeating older sister Kelley Hurley (’10) in the semifinals, who ultimately finished tied for third with Brazil’s Cleia Guilhon. Women’s sabreuse Mariel Zagunis (2005-06) broke her own record of four consecutive Pan Am titles with her fifth gold medal, defeating NCAA women’s sabre champion Eliza Stone.