For the second National tournament in a row, a Seacoast fencer had a terrific result.  Sucheta Tamragouri, a 17 year old senior at Bishop Guertin High School, who trains at our club in Manchester, took third place in the Division III Women’s Epee at the North American Cup tournament in Memphis, Tennessee  this weekend, and earned her C rating!    Sucheta won all six of her bouts in the first round, with no one scoring more than three touches against her, and was the #1 seed going into the direct elimination round.  She squeezed out a victory in her first D/E against the number 33 seed, winning 15-14.  Her next bout was against the #48 seed, which she won handily, 15-10.  She played a waiting game against the 8th seed, and won 6-3, with time running out.  In the round of four, she lost to the eventual silver medalist, 8-15.  Congratulations, Sucheta! 

Sucheta trains at the Seacoast Fencing Club in Manchester, NH.  She has been fencing for six years, and competing on the national level since 2011. This is her first national medal, in her last season before heading off to college.  When asked for a comment after her stellar performance, Sucheta had this to say “I am extremely glad to be able to make my parents, family, and coach, Chris Pullo, proud – I owe all my success to them and their patience. I love the sport and hope to continue fencing for a very long time.”