07/15/2022, 10:15am CDT, By Bryan Wendell
The women's epee and men's saber teams got the tournament off to a soaring start Friday, with seven fencers advancing to the second day of competition at the 2022 Fencing World Championships in Cairo.
07/11/2022, 6:15pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell
Think fencing is only an East Coast sport? Think again. Five youth national championships were earned on the 10th and final day of Summer Nationals. And in a fun twist, all five were earned by fencers from California.
07/11/2022, 3:30pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell
After reviewing submitted essays and applications, Absolute Fencing Gear awarded a combined $10,000 in scholarship money to a quartet of talented fencers. These are their stories.
07/10/2022, 8:45pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell
Devyn Anthony woke up feeling confident, even telling his parents, “I’m gonna go for the gold.” About 12 hours later, he had done just that — earning the 2022 Y-12 men’s saber national championship.
07/10/2022, 12:00am CDT, By Bryan Wendell
A long time ago in a fencing club far, far away from Summer Nationals, Sophia Schiminovich’s mom took her Star Wars-loving daughter to her first fencing lesson. That investment paid off Saturday when Schiminovich became the 2022 Y-14 women’s saber national champion.
07/08/2022, 8:30pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell
The field of 226 competitors was one of the largest of the tournament. But for Stewart Lee (Alliance Fencing Academy), the road to a national title in Y-14 men’s epee was won not by thinking about the 225 others he needed to beat but by focusing purely on his own game.
07/07/2022, 11:45pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell
Even after Julie T. Seal (Valkyrie Fencing Club) secured an exciting victory to win the 2022 national championship in Vet-50 women’s saber, the event’s drama wasn’t done.
07/06/2022, 11:30pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell
Jennette Starks-Faulkner hadn’t fenced in 12 years when she got a call from her friend and frequent on-the-strip rival Anne-Marie Walters. That phone call relaunched Starks-Faulkner’s fencing career and has now led to a 2022 national championship.
07/06/2022, 1:00am CDT, By Bryan Wendell
Twelve years after he started fencing at age 72, Bianchini is still coming back to the strip. And he’s still winning. On Tuesday in Minneapolis, he walked away with another gold medal and a national title — this time in Vet-80 men’s saber.
07/04/2022, 9:15pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell
In the loudest gold medal match of the tournament so far, William Morrill (Scarsdale Fencing Center/Fencers Club Inc.) got past Elden S. Wood (Manhattan Fencing Center) to take home one of the day’s six gold medals.