Pelech Wins Illinois State Fencing Championship

  • February 1, 2017

Great Lakes Fencing Academy members won four medals at the Illinois State High School Fencing Championship at Glenbook South High School.

Special shout out to our medal winners:

  • Lia Pelech (VHHS), won the Gold Medal and was named the Illinois State Champion in Women’s Saber.  As an added bonus, the United States Fencing Association (USFA) awarded her a D2017 national rating.
  • Andrew Bringle (LHS), Men’s Epee, won the Bronze Medal winner and earned a C2017 rating from USFA.
  • Jocelyn Stephenson (LHS), Women’s Epee, won a 6th place medal and earned an E2017 rating from USFA.
  • Brian Lemay (LHS), Men’s Saber, earned a Bronze Medal winner.
  • Avi Limer (VHHS) earned an E2017 from the USFA.
  • Forrester Cotterman (LHS) earned an E2017 from USFA

In addition to the medal winners six other fencers finish in the top 16 of their events.

Congratulations fencers!