Aurora To Host Rocky Mountain Super Youth Circuit Fencing Tournament

Premier youth fencing event proudly held at Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center, Nov. 22 – 24, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014 – Aurora, Colo. – Visit Aurora is proud to announce that it will host the Rocky Mountain Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Fencing Tournament from Nov. 22 – 24, 2014. This co-ed SYC event is sanctioned by USA Fencing and their Youth Development Committee, and provides an opportunity for young athletes to potentially qualify for summer nationals. The public is welcome to view the strategic competition of current, nationally ranked fencers and future Olympians. The Rocky Mountain SYC tournament is open to the public with no entry fee and will run 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day at the Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport Convention Center (15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver, CO 80239).

Five hundred sixty-six competitors from 23 states will face off in three separate events for boys and girls: epee, foil and sabre. They will be divided into Youth 10, Youth 12 and Youth 14 categories, making the Rocky Mountain SYC tournament the largest of its kind in the western United States.

“Aurora is a competitive sports town and we are thrilled to host such talented young athletes,” said Gary Wheat, President of Visit Aurora. “These are our future U.S. Olympians, many of them nationally ranked before they are 15 years old. We’re honored to support their dreams of going on to larger, international competitions and provide the public a chance to come out and support them.”

SYC not only supports young, dedicated athletes, but also supports the communities that host its tournaments. The Rocky Mountain SYC will donate the 270 sheets of plywood used for the event to Habitat for Humanity when the event has concluded. For more information about this event, visit https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=26587.

For more information on Aurora, upcoming events or meeting facilities, visit www.VisitAurora.com or call 303-326-8698.

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Randi Westervelt Director of Communications 720-484-8907 randiwestervelt@visitaurora.com