Norman earns bronze at Canada Cup of Fencing

Stettler’s Riley Norman triumphed at the Canada Cup of Fencing this past weekend, earning a bronze medal in the national competition.

Stettler’s Riley Norman (second from right) earned the bronze medal in the U17 épée event at the Canada Cup of Fencing

Stettler’s Riley Norman (second from right) earned the bronze medal in the U17 épée event at the Canada Cup of Fencing

Stettler’s Riley Norman triumphed at the Canada Cup of Fencing this past weekend, earning a bronze medal in the national competition.

Norman, 15, a Grade 9 student at William E. Hay Composite High School, came in third place in the cadet (under 17) men’s épée event, which ran from Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 8 in Kitchener, Ont.

He faced off against competitors from Quebec and Ontario, and was the only competitor representing the province of Alberta.

His mother, Sandra, reported that the Canada Cup was the second in a series of three national events for Riley.

This was his best finish yet as a cadet competing at the national level. His next major event will be the Western Canadian Championships at the Olympic Oval in Richmond, B.C., from March 13 to 15.

Sandra said her son hopes to qualify for the North American championships, coming up in June in San Jose, Calif.

Norman divides his time between British Columbia and Alberta, training in Vancouver and Edmonton. Last month he competed in the 2015 Peter Bakonyi World Cup in Richmond.