Spencer Vermeule makes top 16 in his first international competition at the Klagenfurt Europen Cadet Circuit, in Austria.
Twenty of the best fencers from each country are qualifying to these international events.
Olympia Fencing Center, Cambridge, MA and Alliance Fencing Academy, Texas, bring in the competition the largest number of qualified fencers from the same club: four each.
Spencer started seeded 138th in a pool of 179 best cadets in the world, and lost by only two touches for top 8.
Spencer had the 3rd best result of the US fencers in the event, Isaac Herbst (Alliance FA) wins the competition and Justin Haddad (DC Fencers Club) takes 10 place.
14 year old Spencer, former Y12 Men’s Epee National Champion ( 2016), follows in his sister’s steps, the well-known Emily Vermeule, currently ranked 2nd in the world in Cadet Women’s Épée.
Emily is the 2018 Cadet Women’s Épée National Champion, Junior Olympics Women’s Épée Bronze medalist and World Silver medalist, Verona, Italy, 2018.
Later this month (November 23-25) the two siblings in fencing and life, will split ways to two different world cups at the same time. Emily will go to San Juan, Puerto Rico, at the Junior World Cup, and Spencer to Bonn, Germany, at another European Cadet Circuit, in Bonn, Germany.
Let’s wish good luck to both, together to their coach and Director of Olympia FC, Daniel Hondor!