Player Of The Week: Elijah Pena

New Bern fencer Elijah Pena is our newest WITN Pepsi Player Of The Week.

The rising 8th grader picked up the sport when he was in 4th grade in Virginia.

His family moved to New Bern three years ago and Pena joined the Salle New Bern Fencing Club.

He's climbed his way up from a U-ranking to a D-ranking (A being the tops in the world) and continues to improve in a niche sport.

Pena hopes his fencing fortitude leads him to a college scholarship someday. Aspirations like that are good enough to deem Pena as a Player Of The Week.

Note: Special thanks to Salle New Bern and New Bern Parks and Recreation for their help on the story.