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Skyla Powers



Event: Saber
Height / Weight: 5' 6" / 120 lbs.
Birthplace: Greenville, S.C.
School: Pierian Springs High School
Club: Nellya Fencers Club
Coach: Arkady Burdan

Junior World Championship Teams: 2011
Cadet World Championship Teams: 2010

Recent Competition History



  • Silver - Phoenix Junior World Cup
  • Bronze - Ligano Junior World Cup
  • Sixth - North American Cup C (U20)
  • 20th - North American Cup C (Division I)
  • Gold - North American Cup B (U20)
  • Gold - USA Fencing Summer Nationals (U16)
  • Silver - Madrid Junior World Cup (U20)
  • Fifth - North American Cup B (U17)
  • Fifth - Konin Junior World Cup (U17)
  • Seventh - USA Fencing Summer Nationals (Division I)
  • 11th - North American Cup A (Division I)
  • 11th - North American Cup F (Division I)
  • 14th - Cadet World Championships
  • 17th - USA Fencing Summer Nationals (U19)
  • 58th - New York Senior World Cup
How did you start fencing?
I was looking for a new sport to try after moving to Atlanta, G.A.

What has been your favorite moment while fencing?

Fencing well while facing a tough opponent.

Who has influenced your fencing career and how?

My coach, Arkady Burdan, and Emily and Sada Jacobson.

What are your goals this year and in the future?
To fence my best at the World Championships.

Special Interests / Hobbies: Basketball. learning different languages, and music.

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