Olympia’s fencing sqadron, made of seventeen eppeists, had participated in as many as five categories, during the whole (long) four days of fencing: Cadets, Div.l, Vet.40, Vet.50, Veterans Combined, Men’s and Women’s Epee.
Meeting and getting the chance to fence the “crème of the crop”, all of us had returned home with a new experience, new fencing friends, stories to share, big plans for the future, more training and more fencing!
Our star of the show, Cristina Gordet, has made us proud by winning the Veteran’s 50 Women’s Epee, another Gold in her fencing portfolio, she’s the only one in her age group to be consistent for more than one season!
In Div.1, Women’s Epee, Cristina has placed 76th, in an event with as many as 143 of best epeeists – again – best national result in her age group.
Congratulations to our “fencing mom”, Natalia Stavisky, placed 6th in Vets Combined and 16th in Vets 50 Women’s Epee.
The boys did a great job, too: Vets 40, Men Epee, Kevin Foley placed 15th, George Scott came in 9th, in Vets Combined and 18th, in Vets 50, Men’s – best result for New England Division, altogether with Scott Foster, placed 23rd, at the same event.
Congratulations to all Olympia’s fencers, your talent, hard work and determination has made our club a “must watch” for many fencers around the country!
So much for sunny days in Dallas, thank you all for following our fencing journey, thank you for your words of encouragement, your Facebook “likes”, for supporting our young club during these fun but challenging times!