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Oxford Fencing Results

April 16, 2019 - Pearce Wilson

Oxford is wonderful. The people are friendly. The hosting club is spacious. Have I told you how much I like Oxford?

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Caren
We had 4 boys in the Y14 foil event. Timber, Montana, Dylan, and Graham all fenced well. Unfortunately, Graham and Timber met in the quarter-finals and one of them had to lose. Graham won that battle of the teammates to move into the semi finals where he lost to the eventual gold medalist. Montana and Dylan also made it to the semi finals where they met. Dylan bested Montana. That put Dylan into the Gold Medal round where he lost to that very skilled fencer from Alabama. Final results, Montana and Graham tie for the Bronze Medal. Dylan wins the Silver.

In the Unrated Senior Foil, Caren took on a dozen fencers from the University of Mississippi. She lost to the eventual Women's Division gold medalist in the quarter-finals in a nail biter sudden death tie-breaking overtime. She end up with a sixth place overall and with a Bronze Medal in the Women's Division.

Chance fenced the Senior Open Foil. He fenced as well for a saber fencer who hasn't fenced foil in months as can be expected, but did not medal.

All in all, we had a great team trip.

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We have both recreational and competitive fencers of all ages.