This was the first time we have had a tournament just for Freshmen and Sophomores. The idea is to provide experience for our newer fencers as they get ready for next season. 56 fencers from 13 schools took part in four events (men’s and women’s events for both freshmen and sophomores).
Congratulations to all the Pope fencers and especially to our two medal winners:
- Erin Maurer: Gold medal – Sophomore Women’s Epee
- Bonga Maswanganye: Bronze medal – Freshman Men’s Epee
Full results are in your e-mail and in the League section of this website – go to the page for the 2013-14 season and scroll down to find the Freshman/Sophomore Tournament.
Senate Resolution 1222 introduced on March 13th by Senator Judson Hill (whose district includes Cobb Country) commends the Pope and Lassiter fencing teams for their success this season.
The Resolution mentions Pope’s first place in the Men’s Team Championship and second place in the Women’s Team Championship. It also mentions Katie’s, Luben’s and Ian’s places in the Individual Championship as well as some of their other accomplishments.
This is a big step up in the recognition of high school fencing in Georgia, and all of you can take credit for this. Congratulations again to all of you for an incredible season. We have come a long way from the early days when the only place we could find to practice was in a hallway.
See the full text of the Resolution.
We have been asked to provide a fencing demonstration at a Cub Scout awards event for the Cub Scout pack at Mt. Zion Church on 15 March.
Thank you to Katie, Keegan, Patrick, Ana and Miles for agreeing to take part. If anyone else would like to join us, please show up. We need to be in the gym at Mt. Zion before 6 PM so that we can set up a strip and start the demonstration at 6:00.
The address is 1770 Johnson Ferry Rd, Marietta GA 30062. It is where Bishop Ferry Rd meets Johnson Ferry Rd. Enter the parking lot from Bishop Ferry Rd, park by the little playground and the entrance to the gym should be right there. Coach Eichler and Statsman will be there and one of us will look for you.
Please arrive ready to fence with your full uniform, epee, mask and body cord.
The event will already be in progress (it starts at 4:30), so we need to discretely set up a strip and be ready to start when it is our turn. We plan to take about 20 minutes, with must of it being a series of 5-touch bouts with everyone fencing at least once.
See you there.
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