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Niagara Falls Youth Wins Provincial Fencing Championship


June 2017

Pranav Parakh fought the best under-15 sabre fencers in Ontario to be crowned Ontario champion.


St Catharines, ON. Nearly 200 of the best under-15 fencers from throughout Ontario travelled to the Ontario Youth Championships hosted in Markham Ontario this past weekend. Brock Fencing Academy athlete and A.N. Myer grade 9 honours student Pranav Parakh (Niagara Falls) dominated the sabre event defeating his opponents by significant margins.


The Ontario Youth Championships is the Ontario Fencing Association’s premier event for youth. This year’s event took place at the Vango Toronto Fencing Centre in Markham Ontario and athletes competed in one of the three disciplines (foil, epee, sabre). Pranav was nearly undefeated throughout the day, winning his direct elimination matches by significant margins. In his final match against London’s Noah Jewel, Pranav came back to win 15-9 and the provincial championship.


Winning the provincial championship is the culmination of Pranav’s training since picking up the sport 4 years ago at a summer camp at Brock University. A top competitor training with the Brock Fencing Academy under coaches Tim Stang and Kristine Richardson, Pranav has excelled in the sport from the very beginning. Winning this championship solidifies his placing as the number one under-15 sabre in Ontario and the number two under-15 sabre fencer in Canada.


Pranav intends to continue training and has his sights set at being the best sabre fencer in Canada in the future. In the near future, Pranav’s plans involve helping inspire the next generation of champions fencers at the Brock Fencing Camp.


To find out more about the Brock Fencing Camp and the Brock Fencing Academy, visit fencingniagara.com


About The Brock Fencing Academy

The Brock Fencing Academy is a partnership between the Niagara Swords Fencing Club and the Brock University Varsity Fencing team. It established to create high achieving fencers able to proudly represent Niagara competitions with the best in Canada. The program offers instruction, camps and competitive opportunities throughout Niagara.


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