Team USA delivers at Budapest World Cup

by USA Modern Pentathlon

In the women’s qualification round on the first day of the Budapest World Cup, USA Pentathlon’s elite “Team USA” placed two athletes in the top seven of the traditionally difficult fencing discipline and sent one athlete to the women’s semi-final scheduled for Thursday.

Seventy athletes from nearly forty nations started the event with thirty-six advancing. Team USA was represented in the Women’s qualification round by Jessica Davis, Heidi Hendricks, Phalen French, and Madison Gonzales

Heidi Hendricks delivered an inspiring 21-13 record in qualification group A, paired with Phalen French of the Air Force WCAP program. In group B, Jessica Davis delivered an impressive 22-12 record paired with Madison Gonzalez. Both athletes finished fourth in their respective fencing groups - a first for USA Pentathlon to have two athletes with such significant results.

Following the swimming event, Heidi Hendrick started fourth in the Laser-Run and Jess Davis started twelfth. It was Davis who maneuvered the five loops of 600 meters and four shooting series to advance to the semi-finals on Thursday. All Team USA athletes performed exceptionally on the first day of competition.

Tomorrow we have the men’s qualification round where Team USA will be represented by Brendan Anderson, Eric Witter, Tyler Evans, and Tristan Bell and face 86 of the best pentathletes in the world.

Go Team USA!