HURLEY Courtney


Personal Information

Residence United States

Occupation Athlete

Languages English

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

License number 30091990000


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. "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]; Robert Hurley [father, personal]

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames The Kraken (teamusa.org, 22 Jul 2018)

Hobbies Playing video games, travelling with her dogs. (Instagram profile, 14 Apr 2021)

Injuries She suffered with tendinitis in her knee in early 2021. (Instagram profile, 03 Mar 2021)

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

Milestones She became the first fencer representing the United States of America to win a world championship medal in individual epee, when she claimed bronze at the 2018 edition in Wuxi, People's Republic of China. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jul 2019; teamusa.org, 22 Jul 2018)

Famous relatives Her older sister Kelley has represented the United States of America in fencing. They won bronze together in team epee at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and also competed at the 2016 and 2020 Games. Their father Robert has served as their coach. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Apr 2022; insider.com, 02 Aug 2021; hurleysisters.com, 20 Feb 2017; teamusa.org, 27 May 2015)

Other information FENCING SISTERS
She has a close relationship with older sister Kelley, although it was not always that way growing up according to Kelley. "When I was maybe 15 or 16 and Courtney was 12 or 13, Courtney started to get good enough to beat me, and that was when tension sort of started. It was tough as a sister when your younger sister can finally beat you. But then, right around when I went to college, our competitiveness toward each other kind of stopped. And then once Courtney joined me in college, we actually became roommates, and I'd say that's when we started to get pretty close. Our competitive fire was no longer toward each other, it was more a team effort - Courtney and I versus everyone else. And I'd say since then, our relationship has been tighter than any other sibling relationship I've ever encountered." (cosmopolitan.com, 02 Jun 2016)

She runs Hurley Tactics, a website that offers fencing coaching and tactics through a range of memberships. In June 2021, she said she was also creating an events app with her mother. "I'm hoping ours is a mixture of events and then has a social media aspect to it. There's not really that many events apps out there. Facebook is really your big one. We started it because we were in Paris and we were trying to find things to do in Paris and Facebook was really the only way you could find events. So that's something that started the whole process." (usafencing.org, 07 Jun 2021; hurleytactics.com, 01 Jan 2021)

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


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