Tourette Tallies a Third-Place Finish at Junior World Cup

Photo by: Gil Talbot
Photo by: Gil Talbot

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- Sophomore foil fencer Geoffrey Tourette took home the bronze and aided team USA to a bronze medal victory at the Junior World Cup this past weekend. The U.S. claimed victories over Denmark and Italy during the direct elimination rounds before falling to Russia, 45-36. 

During his venture overseas, the sophomore tallied 12 wins over competitors from nine countries while only falling once to Russia's Anton Boradachev during the semifinals. Throughout pool play, the sophomore swept his competitors with three perfect victories over Germany's David Liebscher, Sweden's Alexander Pizzignacco and Hungary's Adam Suha while tabbing a +20 touch differential.

Moving into elimination, Tourette made it to the final four of 256 before being stopped by Boradachev, 15-6. Additionally, Tourette recorded a collective +40 touch differential, while averaging +3.08 touches per opponent. Team USA collected 40 points to take home the bronze behind Russia (64 points) and France (52 points).  

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