Turner Smith will be the head coach for the Middleburg Academy Fencing Team for the second year. There are 11 fencers on the team and there are plans to compete with Gonzaga High School and Georgetown Prep. With grade or higher students who are interested in fencing as a high school sport should contact Colley Bell at Middleburg Academy to enquire about admittance as there are very few high school fencing programs.
Turner Smith, Richard Pantel and Jim Salacain travelled to Richmond Fencing club to compete in their Veterans Day open. We participated in this tournament last year and it was a well run event. This year there were fewer fencers and the level of the event was an E1 owing to the lack of Highly ranked fencers. Nevertheless, the competition was excellent and challenging. Richard was able to walk away with a 3rd place while Jim and Turner vied for the distinction of foundational placement (last place) Jim won by a touch. The results from this tournament are HERE.