Our men’s and women’s teams will defend their league Championship on Saturday at Pope.
Congratulations to the 4 men and 4 women who were selected for the teams. We have so many great fencers, it is a shame that we can’t have more than four on each team. However, everyone will get a chance to fence in a team tournament beginning on Wednesday at practice when we start the annual Pope Team Tournament.
About six fencers have volunteered to stay after school on Friday to find the tables and chairs we need and move them close to the gym. We will meet at 3:30 in the cafeteria, and should be finished by 4:00.
All fencers who are not competing in the Championship should arrive at 7 AM on Saturday to help set up the gym. Those who have not yet brought in their food or drink items for the concessions stand should take them to the concessions area before 8 AM.
For more information about the tournament, go to the Team Championship page in the Calendar section of the website.
Start times and directions are posted for the Individual Championship which is on 22 February at Northview. Check the Individual Championship page in the Calendar section for details.
Congratulations to the 14 Pope fencers who qualified. I’ll be looking for you at the medal ceremony.
At the Individual Championship, medals are awarded to the top 8 fencers in each event and each champion gets to bring home the traveling trophy. Points (which help to decide seeding in the Team Championship) are awarded to the top 32 in each event.
In this weekend’s Peach State Open at Atlanta Fencers’ Club, Luben took first place in Senior Mixed Epee and earned his A rating. He is the first Pope fencer to earn an A.
At the same tournament, Ian took the bronze medal (actually a trophy) in the Senior Mixed Saber. He is the first Pope fencer to medal in all three weapons.
Congratulations to both of you.
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