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.
Tim Morehouse announced the win yesterday on his Facebook page.
Another record-setting tournament!
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.
For more details, see the 16 November Tournament page. in the Calendar section.
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 13 or older at the end of 2013 and are rated C or higher.
- Junior is for all fencers who are 13 through 19 at the end of 2013.
These are extremely competitive events with many of the best fencers in the country (including some Olympic medalists) competing.
Luben finished 148th in Division I Men’s Epee and 52nd in Junior Men’s Epee. Katie finished 113rd in Division I Women’s Epee and 139th in Junior Women’s Epee.
Congratulations to both of you!
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