Michael Dudey Wins Junior Men’s Foil National Championship


United States Fencing Association’sJunior Olympicsin Dallas, on February 20, 2011.  Michael’s semifinal opponent was the event’s first seed,Jeremy Goldsteinof Westport, Connecticut.  The silver medalist was second-seeded Brian Kaneshige ofMaplewood, New Jersey. Michael is a junior at Bellaire High School.

Two days earlier and also at the Junior Olympics, Thomas Dudey, 14, earned an A11 rating and finished seventh place at the national championship for Under-17 Men’s Foil.  Thomas is “underage” for this category of competition as he is still eligible for 14-under events.  Thomas is a freshman at Bellaire High School.Michael and Thomas, who are brothers, have trained at Salle Mauro Fencing Academy for the past nine years.  They are coached by Mauro Hamza, who is the director of the USFA’s foil program.Salle Mauro is located at4007 EE Bellaire Blvd, Houston TX 77025.
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