Regina Fencer Named to Canada’s National Fencing Team

Canada's Newest National Fencing Team Member - Phillip Pitura

Canada’s Newest National Fencing Team Member – Phillip Pitura

Today the Canadian Fencing Federation announced its newest team members to Canada’s National Fencing Team and Regina’s Phillip Pitura has joined fellow Saskatchewan athletes Shannon Comerford and Patrik Dula of Saskatoon, as representatives of Canada on the world stage.

Pitura, Saskatchewan’s Male Sabre Fencer of the Year for 2012, started fencing in 2007. With no intention to focus in on sabre, finding it too “barbaric” he focused instead on fencing’s other two weapons, foil and epee, before the lure of the sabre became too great.

Training with coach Kirk Brecht

Training with coach Kirk Brecht

No stranger to competing on the world stage, having recently finished in the top 16 at the Candem International European Cadet Saber tournament in January of this year, and in the top 32 in Louisville, Kentucky at the North American Championship, Pitura has also gained notoriety here in Canada, winning a Bronze medal at Nationals in Richmond, ON this past November, and more recently two Gold medals at the Wheatland Open tournament held last month in Moose Jaw.  A performance he’s expected to repeat this weekend, at the Sask Open Provincial Championships to be held in Regina (March 9-10th) at the Regina Fieldhouse.

Ranked #1 in Canada in the Cadet Men’s Sabre division, Pitura is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Canada’s other top Senior Male Sabre fencer, Phillipe Beaudry, who recently took part in the 2012 London Olympics.  A goal Pitura has set for himself for the 2016 Games.  A goal that’s one step closer to becoming a reality now as a member of Canada’s National Team.

Phillip is a proud member of the Regina Fencing team shown here having a little fun. Photo by JJ. Photography

Phillip is a proud member of the Regina Fencing team shown here having a little fun. Photo by JJ. Photography

From all your friends here in Saskatchewan Phillip – we say!  Good Luck and Congratulations!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Art Hacker and Creative Advocate

living a creative life

In love with a sex addict…a new perspective

letting my marriage thrive after infidelity

Sundry & Specifics

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."~ Helen Keller

Scott Armstrong Photo

The World as I see it.

little box of books

A cozy place to open a collection of words!

Budget Adventure Travel Blog for Working Canadians

Save on Adventure Travels. Ranked Top 40 Calgary Bloggers. Huffington Post AB blogger.

Leland Guillemin

A Canadian fencer chasing a dream!

Just Another Day On The Prairie

The diary and musings of an Alberta ranch wife.

The Plains Explorer

History, Nature, Travel, Lifestyle and Adventure

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Posh Pixel Blog

A site about graphic design and branding

EXPATLOG

...life without borders

Sticky Valentines

Words with nowhere else to go.

Jedi Max

Using the force to defeat the Dark Side!

Moolta

The official Moolta Blog

About The Woman

What Men Should Know

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

She turns coffee into books so she can afford to buy more coffee. And more books.

Archived SaskFilm Locations

An archive blog of selected productions filmed in Saskatchewan from 2011 to 2013.

%d bloggers like this: