The results are in from the 2011 Junior Olympics and the list below shows (as far as I can tell) the final places of all the Georgia High School Fencing League fencers including our own Chloe. All the best young fencers in the US competed in the Junior Olympics, so congratulations to all these fencers, and especially Chloe, for making their mark at the national level.
Pope’s 2010-11 regular season was certainly one for the record books, and we still have the championships to come! Congratulations to all fencers. Here are some of the records we set this season.
Regular Season Medals
Most Pope medals in a season: 17 (3 gold, 5 silver, 9 bronze)
Most Pope fencers earning medals: 10 (Chloe Bowman, Alex Berkowitz, Abbey Stokes, Jake Wachtel, Gil Greber, Harrison Shapiro, Nick Haun, Nick Shook, Mike Grimshaw, Matt Stephens)
First Pope women’s gold medal: November, Chloe Bowman
First all-Pope final: January, Jake Wachtel (gold), Gil Greber (silver)
First Pope 1-2-3 finish: February, Harrison Shapiro (gold), Nick Shook (silver), Mike Grimshaw (bronze)
Most Pope medals in one tournament: 5 in February, Harrison Shapiro (gold), Nick Shook (silver), Mike Grimshaw (bronze), Chloe Bowman (bronze), Abbey Stokes (bronze)
First Pope fencer to medal in every regular season tournament she competed in: Chloe Bowman (one gold, two silver, two bronze)
Regular Season Points
Most points for Pope in a season: 1,736 (3rd highest in the league)
Most points for Pope in a single tournament: 368 in February
Most Pope fencers qualified for the league championship: 17
Jake Wachtel Chloe Bowman
Gil Greber Alex Berkowitz
Harrison Shapiro Leah Alexander
Nick Haun Alex Rittenberg
Nick Shook Paige Young
Mike Grimshaw Abbey Stokes
Stefan Shook Katey Crockett
Matt Stephens Christi Nakajima
First Pope fencer to qualify for fencing’s Junior Olympics two years in a row: Chloe Bowman (Matt Stephens was the first Pope fencer to qualify for the Junior Olympics in 2008-09)
Of the 25 returning fencers, 18 had career high finishes in one of this season’s tournaments and 14 earned a league ranking.
Of the 15 first-year fencers, 13 reached the second round in at least one tournament, three (Abbey Stokes, Paige Young and Christi Nakajima) earned a league ranking and one (Abbey Stokes) earned a medal.
I have added a page to the Tournaments 101 section of the website that describes the league’s championship tournaments. As the Team Championship is new this year, you might want to take a look to find out how a 45-touch …Continue reading →
Fencers and parents should have received an e-mail with the latest Pope results and standings. You can find the league results and standings by clicking on GHSFL in the menu above and choosing the 2010-11 season. Highlights Wow. One month …Continue reading →
Below is the roster for Saturday’s tournament. If you are on the list but you can’t fence, or if you are not on the list and you are available, please e-mail Coach Eichler (and copy me) as soon as possible. …Continue reading →
(Update) To better equalise the number of fencers at each tournament, the league has decided that Chattahoochee will fence at North Springs instead of at Milton, so we will only be fencing Centennial, Dunwoody and Milton. The tournament schedule in …Continue reading →