US fencers Courtney Hurley and David Willette will be honored at the FIE Congress this December as winners of the Junior World Cup Points titles for the 2009-2010 fencing season.
Courtney Hurley won the Junior World Cup title in women’s epee by winning 4 out of the 5 junior world cup events that she entered and finishing 18th at the 2010 Junior World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. Courtney and her older sister Kelley Hurley both fenced in NCAA competition at Notre Dame during the 2009-2010 season.
David Willette led the world at the Junior age category in men’s foil. His 3rd place finish at the Junior World Championships allowed him to edge out Egyptian Alaa El Sayeed for the world cup points title. Willette fences for Penn State University. During the 2009-2010 season, Willette finished in the medals four times out of six competitions. He had victories at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Mexico and the Eden Cup in London, UK.
“We are incredibly proud of both of Courtney and David, who are the first American fencers in their respective weapons to earn this honor,” said Greg Dilworth, Executive Director of USA Fencing.