UNB fencers claim 16 medals at the UNB Shield National Circuit Tournament

Post date: Mar 16, 2016 12:46:24 PM

UNB fencers claimed 16 medals over the weekend, putting up dominant performances in the Sabre and Épée events at the annual UNB Shield Fencing Tournament held in Fredericton.

In University Sabre, UNB fencers swept the podium with Cameron Haigh defeating Raphael Bradley in the final. The bronze medals were claimed by Jeff Probert and Wendy Yano.

In Open Sabre, UNB fencers claimed three of the four available medals, with Wendy Yano taking gold over silver medalist Raphael Bradley and Cameron Haigh claiming one of two available bronze medals. Raphael and Cameron would follow up their strong performances with gold and silver medals, respectively, in the Junior Sabre event.

In Open Épée, UNB’s Patrick Bradley defeated fellow UNB fencer, David Themens, in the final to take home the gold. UNB’s Mitchell Clark finished 5th after falling to David in the quarter finals. In University Épée, UNB’s David Themens took gold over UPEI’s Spencer McGregor. Fellow UNB fencer, Mitchell Clark, took home the bronze after a close over-time loss to Spencer McGregor in the semi-finals.

In University Foil, UNB student Jeff Probert took gold by defeating Dalhousie University’s Yunzhe Wang in the final. UNB fencers Brennan Beal and Brad Daniels both took home bronze medals in the event, marking their first medals since joining the club.

The UNB Shield is held annually at the University of New Brunswick. The tournament is a national circuit tournament, forming one of the last opportunities of the season to qualify for the national championships to be held in Longueuil, QC, in May.

Father-Son duo dominates the podium at UNB Shield Tournament.

Raphael (left) and Patrick Bradley (right) claimed four medals this weekend after dominant performances in the Epee and Sabre Events.

UNB’s Jeff Probert (left) takes gold in University foil over Yunzhe Wang (right) of Dalhousie University. UNB fencer’s Brennan Beal (middle left) and Brad Daniels (middle right) took bronze.

UNB’s Patrick Bradley (left) defeated fellow UNB fencer, David Themens (middle left), in the Open Epee final, claiming the gold medal. Spencer McGregor (middle right) of UPEI and Calum Skidmore (right) of Damocles Fencing Club each took bronze.