(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.
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:
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
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