For the first time Olympia’s combined efforts of two weapons, epee and foil, in both individual and teams events, placed 29 fencers in top 32, nine in top 16, five in top 8 and two Gold medals!
Cristina Gordet is the – not so new – National Champion, Women’s Epee, Vet. 50
15 years old Bin Huang is the 2015 Gold winner, in Div. 2 Men’s Foil.
Coached by Shuang Meng and Kai Zhao, Olympia’s new foil coaches, Bin is among other hard working, talented foilists that recently joined our growing fencing community.
Here are the other notable results:
Cadet Women’s Epee
Isabel Kain – 11th (best of New England Division)
Emily Vermeule – 20th
Emma Harris – 28th
Y12 Women’s Epee – young Stella Harris takes 18th place.
Div 3 Men’s Epee – 14 year old Michael Corban places 22nd in an event with as many as 146 participants.
Div1A Men’s Epee:
Xavier Ghazaleh – 24th
Junior Women’s Epee:
Becca Barnes – 31st
Emily Vermeule – 43rd (13 years old, she was the youngest in the competition)
Cadet Men’s Foil
Bin Huang – 15th
Senior Team Men’s Epee – over 200 of the best
Epeeists formed 51 teams – our young team, Hondor, Mansoor, Scott and Wolkoff, placed 27th after losing by a few touches for top 16.
We’d like to warmly congratulate the winners, their coaches, their supporting families and, nonetheless, all the participants!
Looking forward to a great new season!!