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Four Tigers Earn Bids to Represent U.S. at Fencing World Championships

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/30/2013
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Eliza Stone is one of four Tigers headed to Hungary this summer.
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Four Princeton fencers earned the opportunity to compete for the U.S. at the World Fencing Championships in Hungary in August.

Sophomore Katharine Holmes, senior Eliza Stone, Soren Thompson '05 and Maya Lawrence '02 earned bids by accumulating points through a system employed by U.S. Fencing. The fencers earned those points at various tournaments, both in the U.S. and internationally, during a window of time that closed over the weekend.

Holmes and Lawrence will be teammates on the U.S. women's epee team, while Thompson will be a part of the U.S. men's epee team. Stone is one of the four on the U.S. women's saber team. The competition will run August 5-12 in Budapest, Hungary.

Both Thompson and Stone were individual NCAA champions during their time at Princeton, with Stone and Holmes among the 12 that competed for Princeton at the NCAA finals this past year, earning the program its first combined men's/women's NCAA championship.

View the U.S. Fencing announcement of Thompson and the men's epee team here, Stone and the women's saber team here, and Lawrence and Holmes with the women's epee team here.

More information on the World Fencing Championships can be found here.

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