Weight: 150 lbs
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Current Residence: Washington D.C.
School: Sophomore at Princeton University, graduate of National Cathedral School
Club: Golden Gate Fencing Center
Coaches: Maureen Griffin and Ray Finkleman
Katharine W. Holmes is the daughter of Chris Holmes and Lorrie Marcil... She is a member of the 2009 Cadet World Championship Team... Katharine started fencing when she was 9 following her interest in reading books about the middle ages and knights in shining armor... Her favorite moment in fencing was winning Junior Women's Epee at the 2009 Junior Olympics... Katharine received a 2008 Summa Cum Laude Award from the American Classical League on her National Latin Exam... She was also a 2008 finalist for Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year... In her spare time, Katharine enjoys singing, guitar, and swimming.
2010- Junior Olympics in Memphis, TN, 2nd place in Junior and Cadet Women's epee
2010- North American Cup in San Jose, CA, 5th place in Junior Women's epee
2010- Cadet Women's Designated Event in Goteberg, Sweden, Bronze medal
2009- North American Cup in Portland, OR, 5th place in Division 1 Women's epee
2009- North American Cup in Kansas City, MO, 5th place in Junior Women's epee
2009- National Championships, 3rd in Junior Women's epee
2009- North American Cup in Des Moines, Iowa, 2nd place
2009- North American Cup in Kansas City, MO, 1st place
2009- Cadet World Championship in Belfast, Ireland, Silver medal
2009- Junior World Cup in Tauberbishofsheim, Germany, 10th place
2009- Member of the Cadet World Championship Team
2009- Junior Olympic Championships in Albuquerque, NM, 1st place Junior, Cadet
2008- National Championships, 3rd in Division 1 Women's epee
2008- Cadet Designated European Circuit in Modling, Austria, 3rd place
2008- North American Cup in Portland, OR, 3rd place Division I
2008- Summer Nationals in San Jose, CA, 1st place Y14
2008- Summer Nationals in San Jose, CA, 3rd place Division I, Junior, and Cadet
2007- North American Cup in Dallas, TX, 6th place Junior
2007- North American Cup in Dallas, TX, 1st place Y14
Hobbies: Singing, travel, and reading
How did you start fencing?
I started fencing when I was nine years old because I loved reading books about the middle ages and knights in shining armor.
What has been your favorite moment while fencing?
My favorite moment was making both the Cadet and Junior Women's Epee World Championship teams in 2010.
What are your fencing goals?
I would like to finish in the top 8 at the Junior World Cup this year and in the future go to the Olympics.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
My favorite class is advanced placement chemistry.