Maria Theodore '19 Wins Medal at Junior Olympics

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.”