Round 2 of the regular season was on 23 September at Pope.
Pope won three medals again today. In the women’s event, Lyndsay Wagner won her second gold and Samantha Hasleton took bronze (her first medal). In the men’s event, Ryan Kretzmer won silver after losing a close bout to Arthur Yu in his second final of the season.
Of the 29 Pope fencers who competed, 8 earned points for themselves and their team by finishing in the top 16 of their event. In addition to the medal winners, they were Mackenzi Mims (5th), Jett Smith (6th), Sara Nelson (7th), Matthew Chambers (11th – his first points) and Sophie Goodman (14th).
Six Pope fencers set new personal bests, they were Samantha Hasleton (3rd), Mackenzi Mims (5th), Matthew Chambers (11th), Carter Dixon (17th), Andrew Prillaman (47th – hist first time to make it into Round 2)) and Blake Hill (51st – his first time to make it into Round 2). Sadly, Lyndsay Wagner was unable to improve on her personal best and had to settle for first place.
The Pope women remain in 1st place in the women’s team standings, increasing their lead over 2nd placed Johns Creek to 57 points. The men dropped to 5th place, just 1 point behind Johns Creek. In the combined team points list, Pope is in 1st place, 56 points ahead of Johns Creek.
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-season-14-2017-18 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 the Pope roster for the tournament. As usual, if you are on the roster but not able to fence, or of you are not on the roster but would like to fence, please let us know immediately by replying to the e-mail from stats man.
|Men (20)||Women (9)|
|Avena, Joey||Bamatraf, Safa|
|Chambers, Matthew||Freitas, Christina|
|Dixon, Carter||Goodman, Sophie|
|Hill, Blake||Hasleton, Samantha|
|Kashif, Hisham||Hornsby, Alea|
|Kretzmer, Ryan||Mims, Mackenzi|
|Ledbetter, Nathan||Nelson, Sara|
|Loubser, Dillon||Soriano, Helena|
|Maswanganye, Nyiko||Wagner, Lyndsay|
We have all our volunteer shifts covered. Thank you for making this work!
We need many volunteers to make a home tournament run. If you are not a referee or score keeper, please sign up for one of the following.
- Concessions sales: we need volunteers for shifts of 2-3 hours to staff the concessions stand. Sign up for this will be online, you will receive an e-mail with the address of the website you can use to sign up.
- Equipment check: we need four people to work 90 minute shifts (either 7:15 to 8:45 or 8:30 to 10:00) inspecting masks and gloves at the sign in table. If you haven’t done this before, we can show you what you need to do.
- Runners: we need two people to post results on the wall and to take score sheets to the strips. This job starts when DEs begin (anywhere between 11 AM and 1 PM) and lasts until the tournament is over. If we have more than two volunteers, you can take turns having a break.
- Tournament setup: we need about 12 fencers to tape strips and set up tables and chairs. We will do this on Friday evening, please meet in the cafeteria at 5 PM to get started, I hope to be finished by about 6:30.
To sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities (except tournament setup), please click the button below and select a shift. You will be asked for your e-mail address so that you can be sent reminders. If you are not comfortable providing your e-mail address, please reply to the e-mail from Stats Man and we will sign you up.
Donations for concessions
Every fencer (whether they are competing or not) is expected to donate something for us to sell in the concessions stand.
Everything except the muffins and bagels should be dropped off at the end of this week’s practice (20 September). The muffins and bagels should be dropped off in the gym lobby on Friday (22 September) while we are laying strips between 5:00 and 6:30.
Donations are organised by the fencer’s last name. The following table shows what each fencer should provide based on their last name.
|Last name begins||Please bring|
|A||Two 12-packs of Diet Coke|
|B||Two 24-packs of cookies – preferably a variety|
|C||Two 12-packs of Coke Zero|
|D – E||Two 12-packs of Sprite|
|F – G||Two 12-packs of Coke|
|H – J||24-pack of Dasani water|
|K||About 50 good paper plates|
|L||About 60 large coffee cups|
|M||8 large muffins – preferably a variety|
|N – Q||8-pack of 20 oz blue Powerade|
|R||12-pack of 12 oz blue Powerade|
|Sa – Sm||8 to 10 power bars|
|Sn – Sz||16 to 18 plain bagels|
|U – X||8-pack of 20 oz red or orange Powerade|
|Y – Z||12-pack of 12 oz red or orange Powerade|
Please remember that Pope requires that all the drinks we sell be Coke products, so don’t substitute another brand.
- 7:30 – Sign in opens
- 8:15 – Referee meeting
- 8:30 – Men’s sign in closes
- 10:00 – Women’s sign in closes
The tournament will be in the gym and the cafeteria. Sign in will be in the gym lobby. Because of the ongoing construction, it will be necessary to park in the front parking lot and walk around the right side of the school to get to the gym lobby.
There are three tournaments on this date with about a third of the schools in each tournament. Points will be awarded to the top 16 fencers in each event.
Competing with us are: