HURLEY Courtney


Personal Information

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]

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 US fencer to win a world championship medal in individual epee, when she won bronze at the 2018 edition in Wuxi, People's Republic of China. (teamusa.org, 22 Jul 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Jul 2019)

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


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