By Craig Harkins (www.fencing.net) Thompson knocks off teammate Seth Kelsey on the way to his podium finish.
Soren Thompson entered the top-64 at the Challenge Bernadotte faced off against teammate and #5 seed Seth Kelsey. He defeated Kelsey 9-8 and then went on to take 3rd place. Kelsey was not the only big upset as France’s Gauthier Grumier lost in the round of 64.
The 2011 Challenge Bernadotte grew to 191 fencers, hailing from 43 nations. That’s an increase from the 2010 number of just 27 nations.