The 2nd Annual GHSFL Holiday Team Tournament took place yesterday. The event was very large, with 37 teams, and I think was more fencing than many of the fencers have done before in a day.
Erin, Sydney and Anna DM took bronze in the women’s event. Mason, Myles and Zac won ribbons for finishing 8th in the men’s event (I have the ribbons and will bring them to the next practice). Josh helped make up a team with two Cambridge fencers that was tied for 11th place. Rebecca and Moira (joined by a fencer from Lassiter) were tied for 13th place.
Jaeger’s mom won a sweepstakes recently, and the prize was a fencing program for the school of her choice. As Pope already has a fencing programs, she designated Dodgen Middle School (where her younger children go) to receive the program.
The program is organised by Fencing in the Schools, an organisation founded by US Olympic fencer Tim Morehouse to promote fencing. Dodgen will receive an assembly from one of Fencing in the Schools’ Olympic Athlete ambassadors, training for the PE teacher to teach a one month unit on fencing, fencing equipment and ongoing support.
Anna DM’s first ever medal brought our total to six medals, the most we have ever won in a single tournament.
In the men’s event, Luben took gold while Ian and Anthony took bronze. In the women’s event, Katie took gold while Christi and Anna took bronze. This was only the third time we have won both gold medals.
This past weekend, Luben and Katie both competed in the Division I and Junior events at the November North American Cup in Cleveland (one of a series of seven national tournaments this season). Division I is for fencers who are …Continue reading →
There are two USA Fencing tournaments coming up in the Atlanta area (USA fencing is the National Governing Body for fencing). The first is a local tournament on November 23 and 24, and the second is the Georgia Division’s qualifying …Continue reading →
Katie has been awarded a fencing scholarship to Northwestern University. Northwestern’s fencing team competes in NCAA Division 1. At a ceremony in the Pope Media Center this morning, Katie will sign her letter of commitment along with other Pope athletes …Continue reading →
Guess who is currently third in the National Division 1A Points List? Yes, it’s Katie with 1,385 points. Congratulations Katie, and good luck in the National Championship! Division 1A is for all fencers aged 13 through adult with any rating (A …Continue reading →
Now that was what I call a big tournament! Thanks for all the help to make the tournament successful. Congratulations to our fencers. Especially our medal winners (Luben, Ian and Katie), Anna DM who earned her Varsity Letter, and Ana …Continue reading →
Just over a week ago, many of us were thrilled and moved by Pope Drama Club’s performance of Cyrano and Roxanne. Over the weekend they performed it again in the Regional One Act Play Competition where they won third place. Congratulations …Continue reading →
Congratulations to Katie on qualifying for the Division 1A National Championship next summer. Division 1A is for fencers aged 13 through adult with any rating (A – U). Katie finished 11th in the Division 1A Regional event at Northwestern University …Continue reading →