Peter French finishes ninth in World Cups

    So. Peter French 2007
    So. Peter French 2007

    Air Force Academy sophomore Peter French finished ninth in the junior men's epee World Cup competition on October 14, 2007 in Bratislava, Slovakia. French, a native of Austin, Texas, was 6-0 in his pools and was seeded second heading into the direct eliminations. French received a bye into the round of 64 and defeated Sergiy Mymrenko from the Ukrain, 15-11, making it into the top 32. His next bout was against Niklas Mutlerer from Germany. French beat his opponent, 15-10, and advanced to the top 16. French lost in the next round, 11-15, to Anatoliy Herey of the Ukrain.

    "I'm very pleased with my results, and I'm excited for the possibilities this season," said French. This placement gives great promise to future results at the World Cups in Laupheim, Germany and Budapest, Hungary that I will compete in later this season."

    Overall, French finished ninth out of 159 competitors.

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