Thayer junior Maria Theodore '19 recently competed in the Junior Olympic Fencing National Championships in Memphis, TN. She finished 8th out of 190 competitors and received a medal in the U20 women’s saber.
“I am really happy that I was able to be on the podium and earn a medal in such an important event. I actually struggled in the beginning but I gathered my thoughts and put myself in the right mindset to fence and to end the day with a great result, one I had been working toward," says Maria. "As cliche as it sounds, practice does make perfect and hard work does pay off. Leading up to this event, I had been training every day for hours each night, so it was a very rewarding experience.”