Kaohsiung, Taiwan – Army PFC Nathan Schrimsher led from start to finish to win the group B semi-final at the Pentathlon World Championship. Nathan started off with a strong fence, 18 wins, 1,000 points to win the fencing event. He then came back and finished second in the swim, 2:01.48, 1,341 points. In the combined, he ran a 12:48.78 worth 2,128 points and the group win.
It was an impressive performance for Nathan as he dominated 2 of the 4 events and vaulted into the finals. Nathan was aggressive thoughout the day and it paid off. He lost 6 bouts early in the fencing, and then was virtually unstoppable as he only lost 2 more bouts during the rest of the tournament. His swim was only .4 seconds behind the leader. He cruised through the combined to finish an awesome day.
Competing in group A, Army Specialist Dennis Bowsher was strong across the board and finished in 13th place to also qualify for the final. Dennis capped a strong fence and swim with 2nd place in the combined to earn his right to be in the finals. Dennis' time in the combined was an outstanding 11:43.49 worth 2,388 points. Dennis has been consistently in World Cup finals throughout the year and the World Championships is no exception. Both Nathan and Dennis are part of the armed forces World Class Athlete Program.
Also in group A, William Brady had a good day across the board but did not make the final. In group C, Logan Storie won the swim, 1:55.62, 1,416 points and was strong in the other events but also did not make the finals. It was an great 2 days for Team USA and we look forward as action continues tomorrow. Full results of the men’s competition are listed below.