Round 3 of the regular season is on 21 October and Pope is competing at Cambridge High School.


Pope won three medals again today. In the women’s event, Lyndsay Wagner won her third gold. In the men’s event, Ryan Kretzmer won silver and Jett Smith took bronze.

Of the 27 Pope fencers who competed, 10 earned points for themselves and their team by finishing in the top 16 of their event. In addition to the medal winners, they were Roman Mazzoni (5th), Matthew Chambers (6th – his first top 8 finish), Sara Nelson (6th), Joey Montalvo (9th – his first points), Samantha Hasleton (12th), Nyiko Maswanganye (15th – his first points) and Christina Freitas (16th – her first points).

Ten Pope fencers set new personal bests, they were Matthew Chambers (6th), Joey Montalvo (9th), Nyiko Maswanganye (15th), Christina Freitas (16th), Dennis Veller (22nd), Joshua Yawn (30th), Connor McDonald (36th), Joey Avena (44th), Andrew Prillaman (46th and Robert Russomanno (55th) Lyndsay Wagner (1st) and Jett Smith (3rd) equaled their personal bests.

Sara Nelson, Samantha Hasleton and Jett Smith earned their Varsity Letter for fencing by earning at least 75 points, joining Lyndsay Wagner and Ryan Kretzmer who earned theirs at the last tournament.

The Pope women remain in 1st place in the women’s team standings, ahead of Johns Creek. The men moved ahead of Johns Creek and Northview to take 3rd place in the men’s team standings, just 12 points behind 2nd placed Alpharetta. In the combined team points list, Pope is in 1st place, 43 points ahead of Johns Creek.

Detailed results

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 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
Kretzmer, Ryan Hornsby, Alea
Ledbetter, Nathan Mims, Mackenzi
Maswanganye, Nyiko Nelson, Sara
Mazzoni, Roman Soriano, Helena
McDonald, Connor Wagner, Lyndsay
Montalvo, Joey
Nayshtut, Leo
Prillaman, Andrew
Russomanno, Robert
Shook, Phillip
Smith, Jett
St. Louis, Alex
Szwast, John
Veller, Denis
Walter, Noah
Yawn, Joshua

Start times

Start times will be the standard ones:

  •   7:30 – Sign in opens
  •   8:15 – Referee meeting
  •   8:30 – Men’s sign in closes
  • 10:00 – Women’s sign in closes

Fencers should arrive at least 30 minutes before sign in closes. Referees and scorekeepers should arrive in time for the referee meeting.


The address of Cambridge High School is 3595 Webb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 30005. According to Google Maps, it is a 30 minute drive from Pope if there is no traffic.

The tournament will be in the main gym. Park at the front of the school next to Bethany Bend, there will be signs pointing to the “Event Entrance” to the school.

Schools competing

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: