Fencing club does well at Cup event

Red Deer Fencing Club coach Petar Toshkov placed first in the open men’s epee event of the Hokkaido Cup in Red Deer during the weekend.

Red Deer Fencing Club coach Petar Toshkov placed first in the open men’s epee event of the Hokkaido Cup in Red Deer during the weekend.

Zac Zanussi was third in the same event and also placed second in the under-20 men’s epee.

Meanwhile, Karis Langvand took top honours in the open women’s epee, Devyn Hurry was first in the U17 men’s epee and Riley Norman was victorious in the U15 men’s epee. Langvand attends the University of Calgary and competes for the Priory Club in Calgary, but still trains with Toshkov in Red Deer as she prepares to qualify for the 2016 Summer Oympics.

Roughly 100 fencers from across Canada competed in the Hokkaido Cup.

Other Red Deer results:

Second — Robert Forstrom, veteran men’s epee; Megan Ostrikoff, U15 women’s epee.

Third — Thomas Lyver, U17 men’s epee; Jordan Lindoff, veteran men’s epee.

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