Katharine Holmes

Fencing

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Event: Epee
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 150 lbs
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Current Residence: Washington D.C.
School: Sophomore at Princeton University, graduate of National Cathedral School
Club: Golden Gate Fencing Center
Coaches: Maureen Griffin and Ray Finkleman

Personal:

Katharine W. Holmes is the daughter of Chris Holmes and Lorrie Marcil... She is a member of the 2009 Cadet World Championship Team... Katharine started fencing when she was 9 following her interest in reading books about the middle ages and knights in shining armor... Her favorite moment in fencing was winning Junior Women's Epee at the 2009 Junior Olympics... Katharine received a 2008 Summa Cum Laude Award from the American Classical League on her National Latin Exam... She was also a 2008 finalist for Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year... In her spare time, Katharine enjoys singing, guitar, and swimming.

Competition Record:

2010- Junior Olympics in Memphis, TN, 2nd place in Junior and Cadet Women's epee

2010- North American Cup in San Jose, CA, 5th place in Junior Women's epee 

 

2010- Cadet Women's Designated Event in Goteberg, Sweden, Bronze medal

2009- North American Cup in Portland, OR, 5th place in Division 1 Women's epee

2009- North American Cup in Kansas City, MO, 5th place in Junior Women's epee

2009- National Championships, 3rd in Junior Women's epee

2009- North American Cup in Des Moines, Iowa, 2nd place

2009- North American Cup in Kansas City, MO, 1st place

2009- Cadet World Championship in Belfast, Ireland, Silver medal

2009- Junior World Cup in Tauberbishofsheim, Germany, 10th place

2009- Member of the Cadet World Championship Team

2009- Junior Olympic Championships in Albuquerque, NM, 1st place Junior, Cadet

2008- National Championships, 3rd in Division 1 Women's epee

2008- Cadet Designated European Circuit in Modling, Austria, 3rd place

2008- North American Cup in Portland, OR, 3rd place Division I

2008- Summer Nationals in San Jose, CA, 1st place Y14

2008- Summer Nationals in San Jose, CA, 3rd place Division I, Junior, and Cadet

2007- North American Cup in Dallas, TX, 6th place Junior

2007- North American Cup in Dallas, TX, 1st place Y14

Hobbies: Singing, travel, and reading

How did you start fencing?
I started fencing when I was nine years old because I loved reading books about the middle ages and knights in shining armor.

What has been your favorite moment while fencing?
My favorite moment was making both the Cadet and Junior Women's Epee World Championship teams in 2010.

What are your fencing goals?
I would like to finish in the top 8 at the Junior World Cup this year and in the future go to the Olympics.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
My favorite class is advanced placement chemistry.