Congratulations to Katie for repeating as GHSFL women’s champion, to Christi and Jake for their silver medals and to Luben and Ian for their 5th and 6th place medals. While we are at it, congratulations to all 17 Pope fencers who took part in the Individual Championship and earned their league ranking. More details of the results are in the Individual Championship page in the Calendar section of the website.
The Team Championship is on Saturday (2 March) in the Pope cafeteria. The Pope women are seeded first and the Pope men are seeded second. More details are in the Team Championship page in the calendar section of the website.
Katie and Luben competed in fencing’s Junior Olympics over the weekend. Junior Olympics is the national championship for the Cadet (under 17) and Junior (under 20) age groups.
Luben finished 27th in Cadet Men’s Epee, the best finish of any Georgia fencer. He also finished 140th in Junior Men’s Epee.
Katie finished 60th in Cadet Women’s Epee, the second best finish of any Georgia fencer.
National rankings are based on points earned over the whole season in all national and some international tournaments. Katie is currently ranked 44th in the U.S. in the Cadet age group and 98th in the Junior age group. Luben is currently ranked 53rd in the U.S. in the Cadet age group.
We are all proud of you!
The national championships for the Senior (13 and older) and Youth (14 and under) age groups will be in July in Columbus. The Georgia qualifying events for those championships will be held this spring.
The page for the 23 February Individual Championships at Northview has been updated with a list of the Pope fencers who have qualified to compete in the championship. Congratulations to all the qualifiers. It also has start times and directions to the tournament.
Contrary to what you were told in Saturday evening’s e-mail, today’s practice will end at 6 PM as usual. Practice will end early at 5 PM next week (13 Feb) to allow baseball time to set up for a dinner …Continue reading →