HURLEY Courtney


Personal Information

Residence Houston, TX, USA

Occupation Athlete

Languages English

Higher education Computing, Media Studies - University of Notre Dame: United States

World Cup-112
Dubai (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), 2019-05-17Chengdu (CHINA), 2019-03-22
World Championship--11
Wuxi (CHINA), 2018-07-19
Zone Championships3249
San Salvador (EL SALVADOR), 2009-07-02Reno - Nevada (USA), 2011-07-04Montreal (CANADA), 2007-08-27
Cartagena (COLOMBIA), 2013-06-18Montreal (CANADA), 2017-06-13San José (COSTA RICA), 2010-08-04
San José (COSTA RICA), 2014-06-01Cancun (MEXICO), 2012-06-15
Panama (PANAMA), 2016-06-21
Grand Prix-2-2
La Havane (CUBA), 2014-05-22
Cali (COLOMBIA), 2018-05-25
Valencia (VENEZUELA), 2006-10-26

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age seven in San Antonio, TX, United States of America.

Why this sport? Her parents Robert and Tracy Hurley were both fencers. She and her older sister Kelley followed in their footsteps and were coached by their parents. Courtney said: "Our parents met in fencing. We would go to tournaments together and they would fence the older age groups and we would fence the young, youth age groups. I can't imagine it any other way because our parents both used to fence. It's kind of a whole family business."

Club / Team Alliance Fencing Academy: Houston, TX, USA

Name of coach Andrey Geva [club, national]

Training Regime She trains for six hours a day.

Handedness Right

General Interest

Injuries She experienced back problems in early 2016. (expressnews.com, 18 Feb 2016)

Famous relatives Her older sister Kelley also represents the United States of America in fencing. Together they won bronze in team epee at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and competed at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Their father Robert was a pentathlete who coached them for most of their career. Their mother Tracy was an epee fencer. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jul 2018; hurleysisters.com, 20 Feb 2017; teamusa.org, 27 May 2015)

Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (hurleygurrls.com, 11 Jun 2018)

Other information NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first US female epee fencer to win the Junior World Cup points championships, when she claimed the title during the 2009/10 season. (fencing.net, 02 Nov 2010)

She has studied for a master's degree in business administration. (washingtonpost.com, 20 April 2017)


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