Over the May bank holiday weekend, our fencers travelled to the EIS in Sheffield to compete in the British Youth Championships.
An impressive 18 Truro School fencers had qualified through the preliminary, regional rounds earlier in the season allowing them to compete in these Finals. Our fencers dominated all before them and the final tally saw 4 gold medals from Yvonne Chart, Bertie Holdsworth, Jamie Craze and Caitlin Maxwell, who adds the U16 Sabre title to her U17 title from earlier in the season.
In addition, Will Deary also holds his U17 title from earlier in the season, bringing the total number of National Champions at Truro School to an unprecedented 5. This is more than any other school or club in the country.
The full results are as follows:
In the U14 Boys’ foil event Eoghan Cromie finished 8th, and 9th in the epee event, along with latest newcomer to Truro School boarding, Hugo Pousette, who joins us from Sweden to continue his fencing training finishing in 28th.
In the U14 Girls’ Sabre, Molly Wood finished 18th with Keely Rodda in 27th. Maria Chart lost out to Caitlin Maxwell in the final of the U16 Girls’ Sabre event taking the silver, with Lily Wood finishing in 14th. In the midst of his GCSEs, Conall Cromie took time out from revision to compete in the U16 Boys’ epee event finishing in 20th place. In the U14 Boys’ sabre, Bertie took the Gold medal in spectacular form from an opponent twice his height. Sam Boorne finished in 5thwith Luke Haynes in 22nd and James Kincaid in 32nd. Finally in the U16 Boys’ sabre event Jamie Craze continued his run of form taking the Gold medal, with Alex Boote in 24th.