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USA Fencing Honors 2019-20 High School All-American Team

07/17/2020, 3:15pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – More than 600 athletes have been recognized for competitive success during the 2019-20 season as members of the USA Fencing High School All-American Team.

2019-20 High School All-American Team Roster

Athletes were selected to the team based upon classification earned or renewed during the 2019-20 season. First Team honors were awarded to those with an A or B with Second Team honors going to fencers who earned or renewed a C or D rating. Honorable Mention Team members include those with an E rating.

In the program’s fourth year, 10 fencers were recognized as having earned First-Team status for all four years, including nine who have committed to fencing at an NCAA program for the 2020-21 season:

  • Claire Beddingfield (Pacific Palisades, Calif. / Los Angeles International Fencing Center / Marlborough High School / Harvard)
  • Michael Bissinger (Houston, Texas / Alliance Fencing Academy / Memorial High School / Princeton)
  • Tarleton Hunt (Bellaire, Texas / Salle Mauro / The Bridge School / University of North Carolina)
  • Aidan Johnson (Oceanport, N.J. / Fencers Club / Shore Regional High School / Penn State)
  • Luke Linder (Chandler, Ariz. / Phoenix Fencing Academy / Hamilton High School and Chandler Online Academy / Notre Dame)
  • Jake McGillion-Moore (Westport, Conn. / Fencers Club / Staples High School / University of North Carolina)
  • Sky Miller (Durham, N.C. / Mid-South Fencers Club / Durham School of the Arts / Northwestern)
  • Keona Moya (El Dorado Hills, Calif. / Premier Fencing Academy / Christian Brothers High School / Cornell)
  • Louis Plaisance (Centerton, Ark. / The OKC Fencers Club / City of Thunder / Arkansas Connections Academy)
  • Tristan Szapary (Wynnewood, Pa. / Fencing Academy of Philadelphia / Friends’ Central School / Princeton)

This year, 16 athletes earned All-American honors in two weapons, including Alex Paek (Fullerton, Calif. / Golubitsky Fencing Center / Sage High School) who qualified for the First Team in both foil and epee.

Chatham High School in Chatham Township, N.J. led the rankings with 10 All-Americans, including three First-Team, three Second-Team and four Honorable Mention Team members.

One hundred and ninety-eight clubs boasted fencers who qualified for the All-American Team with the Fencers Club being home to the most First-Team members at 12.

In all, seven USA Fencing Clubs produced 10 or more All-American Team members:

Tim Morehouse Fencing Club: 16
Alliance Fencing Academy: 15
Manhattan Fencing Center: 13
Nellya Fencers: 12
Fencers Club: 12
Academy of Fencing Masters: 10
Penta Olympic Fencing Club: 10

2019-20 USA Fencing High School All-American Team

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