San Antonio Fencers Win Bronze

North American Cup bronze medal winner Ricky Gonzalez with his mother, Sandra.



Submitted By Velizar Iliev

Over 2,500 fencers from Canada, Mexico, China, Italy, France, Ukraine, Peru, Russia, Japan, Latvia, Korea, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Norway, South Africa, Singapore, Taipei, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, and the United States competed on March 10-13, 2017 for North American Cup in Cleveland, Ohio for the Youth 10, 12, 14 and Division II for men and women.

In Youth 12 Men’s Epee event, Ricky Gonzalez, BASIS San Antonio student competed against 96 fencers, finishing third and receiving a bronze medal. Ricky also competed in Youth 14 Men’s Epee event with 160 fencers and finished 27th. These are outstanding results for this young fencer who made his city, BASIS San Antonio School, and his Fencing Club very proud.

This competition was a good test for Ricky before Summer Nationals coming up in July in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ricky has competed in the Olympic sport of Fencing for over three years. He is training at the Olympian Fencing Club in San Antonio and is coached by three-time World Champion and U.S. Olympian Coach Velizar Iliev. For more information about this competition or Olympian Fencing Club, please visit