Georgia Fencers to Represent United States at the 2011 Junior and Cadet World Championships

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Georgia fencing club Nellya Fencers places two athletes on the 2011 Cadet and Junior National Teams to compete at the World Championships event in Jordan this March.

Georgia fencers Skyla Powers (15, Decatur, GA) and Margaret McDonald (16, Atlanta, GA) will represent USA Fencing at the 2011 Cadet and JuniorWorld Championships to be held in Jordan, March 29th through April 6th, 2011.

Both fencers compete in the Women's Sabre discipline and train at Nellya Fencers in Atlanta, GA. The Cadet age group is for athletes aged 17 or younger and Junior is for athletes aged 20 or younger.

Skyla Powers finished the qualifying season as the #1 ranked Cadet and 2nd ranked Junior fencer in her discipline. Margaret McDonald finished as the 3rd ranked Cadet fencer in Women's Sabre.

The top 3 US fencers in the rankings for the Cadet and Junior age groups compete in the individual championship event. The top 3 fencers, plus one alternate, in the Junior event will also compete in a team championship.

Earlier this season, Powers won a silver at a Junior “A” World Cup in Spain on Nov. 6. She also won the Under-20 North American Cup held in Milwaukee in November. Margaret McDonald just won a silver at the Under-20 North American Cup in Milwaukee.

The Cadet and Junior World Championships are held by the Federation International d’Escrime (http://www.fie.ch), the international governing body of the sport.

Check out http://www.fencing.net/ for a full schedule and more information about the event. Results will also be posted on the official competition web site at http://www.deadsea2011.com/ .

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