Fencer To Compete At World Championships

September 29, 2011

Marking the first time Bermuda will send a fencer to the World Championships, Travis Stevens will represent the island at the 2011 World Fencing Championships next month in Italy.

A sport which literally spans centuries, the earliest evidence of fencing is said to comes from a carving in Egypt, dating back to about 1200 B.C., which shows a sport fencing bout with masks, protective weapon tips, and judges.

Travis Stevens Bermuda Fencing Sept 28 2011-1

Mr Stevens, a member of the Bermuda Fencing Federation, will attend a training camp in Italy prior to the start of competition which is set for October 8th – 15th in Catania, Italy. Mr Stevens said he is “super excited”, and said he is very proud to represent Bermuda at a world class level.

“One day you are at work thinking about fencing, and then you get a call saying that you have been invited to the World Fencing Championships. That’s something to really be proud of, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Mr Stevens.

Interview with Mr Stevens:

The event website says, “The 2011 World Championships in Catania are expected to host 1,100 athletes competing in the individual disciplines and over 600 in the team disciplines, representing over 130 countries.”

“Catania 2011 will welcome the best competitors in the fencing world that will contend for titles that will bring them one step closer to acquiring the right to participate in the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Champions take to the mat in the various specialties; foil, épée and saber, women and men, individually and in teams.”

The Bermuda Fencing Federation [BFF] was started 1998 with about five members, and now has approximately 20 regular members.

Members of the BFF training last night:

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  1. 32n64w says:

    Congratulations and good luck Travis !

  2. Chart says:

    I did not know people were fencing in Bermuda. THAT’S AWESOME!

  3. Terry says:

    Actually, it has been going on years and there are quite a few that do the sport.

    The PLP will be funding next week 270 members of the “Wallers”. These people have been doing this for years.

    Classes are held at Casemates AKA Wallgate 24/7………….

    Best of luck to the young man. Live by the sword…….irony.

    • bigga says:

      You just couldn’t wish him well without throwing in something negative huh….smh!

  4. Shaking the Head says:

    Great news to read. You’ve obviously put in a tremendous amount of effort to be invited to such a prestigious event. Good luck in the Championships, and hopefully qualification for the Olympics.

  5. kai says:

    Family is Proud of you Travis….all the best in Italy, you are already a Champ!!!

  6. bigga says:

    way to go Travis you are a well rounded young man and a shining example of what young man should be. GOOD LUCK !

  7. Elvie says:

    Congrats Travis, i’m so proud of you, Keep up the good work, your mom is looking down on you with the biggest smile on her face..

    Keep it up…Love you much………….

  8. Very nice to see a young man break new ground. I don’t normally watch the sport but with Travis involved it has got my interest. Wish him all the best in his endeavour and hope he does well.

  9. K.T.B. says:

    Wow, another fine example of a young Bermudian striving for excellence. It’s refreshing to see other types of sports being promoted on our island. Great article Bernews, and good luck in Italy Travis!

  10. JT says:

    well done Travis, the whole 2011 Junior NCO Cadre will be rooting for you, we are all proud of you my friend

  11. Donny says:

    Looks interesting – where do I find more information about joining?

  12. Brilliant says:

    Go Travis!!! This is amazing!

  13. ALIKA says:

    Well Done Travis! I’m proud to see a young man doing something positive. All the best to you in the competition! Perhaps more young men will see there are other sports out there other than soccer or cricket (which are fine sports) but this is an option they may have never considered; now because of you they may decide to give it a try :)

  14. DomRushXyn says:

    Congrats Travis!! You know you have always been our star! All the best and continue to be that good example for your younger brothers to follow. Your mother is smiling down on you with great pride!! Aunty loves you!!

  15. What says:

    Congratulations on earning this fantastic once in a lifetime type opportunity!!! Go get em Travis.