Canada Cup #1 – Sherbrooke, QC

A great look into the mind of a #Fencer as they compete.

Leland Guillemin


The first Canada Cup of the 2013-2014 fencing season was held in Sherbrooke, Quebec. The hosting venue was the same venue that was used for the Canada Games this past summer. My training leading up to this tournament was quite exceptional and I felt like I had it in me to win the entire competition. I was eager to get the first major tournament under my belt.

The morning of the competition I went through my usual routine to get psyched up and mentally focused. I arrived at the competition venue thirsty for victory. I had an excellent warm-up and, despite breaking my favourite blade, I was ready to go when the pool bouts were called.

There were 6 people(including myself) in my pool, with my main competition being Marc-Andre Leblanc and Farooq Habib. I’m good friends with both of them and I’ve had the opportunity to fence them a…

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