The Competitive Edge

Kelley Hurley comes from a family of fencers—her mother, father, and sister are all versed in the sport. She often competes alongside her younger sister, Courtney, and represents the United States in competitions around the globe. Coached by their father and mother at the Team Hurley Fencing Club, Kelly and Courtney have competed together since Kelley was 17 years old.

Hurley was the youngest epee fencer to win the USA Fencing Division I Nationals, in 2004. She graduated from Notre Dame University, where she was the women’s epee team co-captain in 2010. Hurley qualified for her first Summer Games in 2008—and was the only women’s epee fencer from the United States to do so. In 2012, she and Team USA—including her sister—took home bronze medals from the London Games. After her fencing career, Hurley plans to pursue her dream of going to medical school and becoming a doctor.

  • 2016 Rio Games Competitor
  • 2012 London Games Bronze Medalist
  • 2012 Pan American Championships Team Gold Medalist
  • 2012 St Maur World Cup Silver Medalist
  • 2011 Pan American Championships Individual Gold Medalist
  • 2008 Beijing Games Competitor

“My game relies extremely on my conditioning; the better shape I am in, the quicker I can move and the more I can execute.”