Both men and women took home two medals from the September tournament. Katie V R won gold and Christi N won bronze in the women’s event. Luben J and Jake W both won bronze in the men’s event.
Of the 26 Pope fencers at the tournament, 10 earned points and a league ranking by finishing in the top 16 in their event. In addition to the medal winners they were: Ian L (5th), Aditya K (8th) and Nick S (13th) for the men; Kayla K (9th – her first league ranking), Anna DM (13th – her first league ranking) and Paige Y (15th) for the women. The fencers with points will almost certainly qualify for the Individual Championship on 23 February as long as they compete in at least three regular season tournaments.
Katie V R became the first (but surely not the last) Pope fencer to qualify for a Letter by earning at least 56 points in a season. Her first place finish was worth 64 points. Way to go Katie!
Five Pope fencers finished higher than they ever have before; Ian L (5th), Kayla K (9th), Anna DM (13th), Hannah T (23rd) and Chase G (34th). Katie V R (1st), Christi N (3rd) and Luben J (3rd) matched the highest finish of their careers.
The men’s and women’s teams are both in 2nd place behind Northview. The combined teams are also in 2nd place.
What a great way to start the season! Congratulations to all the Pope fencers.
Épée repair clinic 26 September
Ms. Newell will be holding a 30 minute clinic on épée repair and maintenance at the end of this week’s practice. Parents are also invited attend, if you arrive by 5:15 you should be in time.
A summary of the Pope results and standings is in your e-mail. Detailed results are in the League section of this website at www.popefencing.org/ghsfl/ghsfl-2012-13-season.
Our next tournament will be on 6 October at John’s Creek High School. This will be the first tournament that new fencers can compete in (as long as Coach Eichler believes they are ready for a tournament).