The Individual Championship for the 2015-16 season is on 20 February. It is hosted by Johns Creek, but will be at Autrey Mill Middle School.
To qualify for the Individual Championship, fencers must have competed in at least three regular season tournaments and earned points in at least one. A fencer’s final season ranking for the season is the place he or she finished in the Championship. The top 8 fencers in each event win medals and the top 32 earn points (which count towards seeding in the Team Championship and the first tournament of next season).
Erin Maurer won silver and Ana Cristian won bronze in the women’s event. Keegan won a medal for 8th place in the men’s event.
Of the 17 Pope fencers who competed, 6 earned points for themselves and their team by finishing in the top 32 of their event. In addition to the medal winners, they were Sydney Higginbotham (9th), Lyndsay Wagner (11th – the highest ever Championship finish for a Pope freshman) and Rebecca Xhajanka (23rd).
It is rare for freshmen to qualify for the Individual Championship, but three Pope freshmen did so this season. In addition to Lyndsay, they were Sara Nelson (40th) and Jett Smith (59th).
The Pope women remain are seeded 1st in the Team Championship, 341 points ahead of Chattahoochee. The men are seeded 9th place, 13 points behind 8th seed Centennial.
A summary of the Pope results has been e-mailed to fencers and parents. Detailed results are in the League section of this website. Go to popefencing.org/ghsfl/ghsfl-2015-16-season and click on the links to see the results of any tournament this season, the men’s and women’s individual and team standings, or how the fencers at a particular school are doing.
Here is a list of the Pope fencers who have qualified for the Individual Championship. If you are on the list but not able to fence, please let Statsman know as soon as possible. The is the second highest number of qualifiers we have ever had. The highest was in 2012-13 when we won both Team Championships as well as the Women’s Individual Championship. Congratulations to these 18 fencers!
|Men (10)||Women (8)|
|Amina, Armin||Cristian, Ana|
|Dong, Chris||Fayet, Ellie|
|Ellington, Keegan||Higginbotham, Sydney|
|Goldring, Jacy||Maurer, Erin|
|Goldring, Myles||Nelson, Sara|
|Maswanganye, Bonga||Sprecher, Erika|
|Mazzoni, Roman||Wagner, Lyndsay|
|Neja, Patrick||Xhajanka, Rebecca|
The host has announced the following times.
- Sign in opens at 7:30 AM
- The referee meeting is at 8:15 AM
- Men’s sign in closes at 8:30 AM
- Women’s sign in closes at 9:30 AM
If you are fencing you should arrive no later than 30 minutes before sign in closes to give time to sign in and warm up. Referees and scorekeepers should arrive in time for the referee meeting.
There will be a concessions stand.
The address of Autrey Mill Middle School is 4110 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022.
The following diagram shows the parking lot at Autrey Mill Middle School.
As all schools are competing in the same tournament, points will be awarded to the top 32 fencers in each event. Points earned in the Individual Championship count towards seeding in the Team Championship. Competing with us are: