Academy Fencer -- U.S. Fencing National Champion
May 2, 2002
C2C Weston Kelsey became the first-ever Academy fencer to go undefeated at the 2002 Division I National North American Cup last week in Louisville, Kentucky. Teammate, C2C Elia Burrill, placed 29th in women's epee.
Kelsey a junior from Brush Prairie, Washington, finished first in the US National Championship, defeating the country's top fencers. In the U.S. Fencing Association, his ranking moved up to sixth place in the country. He has been the Academy's highest nationally ranked fencer for the past three years. He earned All-American status in March at the NCAA Championships, finishing third in the men's epee competition to earn a bronze medal.
"I am very proud of their performance at the US Nationals," head coach Abdel Salem said. "Kelsey fought hard, was focused, made very few mistakes, and made a lot of good actions. Burrill also did well, finishing 29th in women's epee." Both will compete in three World Cup Competitions this summer.