(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Patrick Webster (Clinton Township, Mich.) was elected by his fellow referees to be the candidate put forth to the USA Fencing Board of Directors as the Vice Chair of the Development Committee for the Referees’ Commission.
In an election that began on Aug. 1 and concluded on Aug. 10, Webster defeated Sean Shumate (Louisville, Ky.) by 151-83 votes.
A total of 234 referees voted in the election that saw Webster earn 64.53% of the votes.
Webster will be submitted to the USA Fencing Board of Directors for final approval as vice chair of the Development Committee during its upcoming meeting on Sept. 10.
A national level referee since 2004, Webster currently sits on the Ombudsman Committee as the representative for Region 2 and has worked with Domestic Development Committees in the past on both the national and local levels. During the last three seasons, Webster has not only refereed on the North American Cup circuit, but served as a referee coordinator and assigner as well.
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