Last weekend, Kalina competed at the Capitol City Youth Classic in Lincoln, NE! She fenced well, making some good adjustments during several bouts, met several new friends, and won both the Y12 and Y14 Mixed Epee events.
April NAC Results
Duel in Des Moines Results
The Duel in Des Moines was this weekend and RDF sent 12 fencers to compete in 3 events! Everyone got some good touches (points) and has things to be proud of! It was the first tournament for Jackson and Kai, and Sarah earned her C23 rating. We had a lot of fun fencing our friends from Nebraska and Iowa City! Thanks to DMFC for hosting!
Senior Mixed Epee:
3rd (tie) – Sarah
6th – Daniel
9th – Nick
10th – Jack
12th – Tasha
15th – Mat
17th – Ebele
18th (tie) – Chi Chi
Y12 Mixed Epee:
1st – Kalina
2nd – Max
5th – Kai
Y14 Mixed Epee:
1st – Kalina
2nd – Jackson
Full results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=52137
HFA Spring Challenge Results
Last weekend, Sarah and Cheryl traveled to Kansas City for Heartland Fencing Academy’s Spring Challenge. Sarah finished 5th and Cheryl ended 9th!
Full results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=52578
Seattle International Veterans’ Cup Results
Cheryl traveled to Salle Auriol Seattle in Washington to compete in the Seattle International Veterans’ Cup last Sunday. The “veteran” age category is 40 & up, although at large tournaments they split it out even further by decade (e.g. 70-79). Cheryl fenced well and finished 8th!
Full results: https://www.fencingtimelive.com/events/results/8876ABECEB3D4F688DBA0833C355A4C6
We’re Closed Saturday, Feb. 25
The club is closed Saturday, Feb. 25 so they can do some work on the building. Electricity will be shut off, and it’s pretty hard to fence in the dark! See you next week!
Igloo Open Results
On Sunday, Chi Chi and Ebele traveled to Iowa City to fence at ICFC’s Igloo Open! Chi Chi did quite well in the first round (where we fence 5-point matches, or bouts), coming out of it 2nd, but lost her 15-point bout and ended 5th. Ebele took a little longer to find her groove, and did her best fencing in her 15-point bout, finishing 9th.
Full results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=52549
Icicle Invitational Tournament Results
A couple weeks ago, 3 of our fencers made it to the Icicle Invitational in Lincoln, NE. In Senior Mixed Epee, Sarah took the 8th place medal and renewed her D, Jack finished 28th, and Ava was 31st! In Senior Women’s Epee, Ava and Sarah tied for 3rd!
Full results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=51338
RDF goes to the TCFC Winter Camp
Six fencers, plus coaches Kevin and Sarah and some fencers’ family members traveled to St. Paul, MN for the annual Twin Cities Fencing Club Winter Camp. We rented a big old house where everyone had space to socialize or chill out away from the group as needed.
Huge thank you to Suzana (Kalina’s mom) for helping us get food, shuttling people around, and taking care of miscellaneous things that came up! We’re also grateful to the leaders of segments of the camp, those working in the background to make it all happen, and all of the athletes who came and fenced with us.
Fencing-wise, the goal of the camp was to create a foundation for successful fencing, which means a lot of work on some core skills that will us to “survive” longer in bouts and from which we can build the rest of our game. The pandemic had us fencing a much smaller group of people than usual, and it was great to practice with a variety of unfamiliar fencers! We also spent some time on developing a warm-up routine, building some muscles we may have been neglecting, and thinking about how to handle some of the psychological aspects of a competitive environment. We saw noticeable improvement in all of our fencers and we think they got a lot out of it.
In addition to the fencing, we enjoyed getting to see old friends, making new friends, cooking, eating, playing games, going rock climbing (because all day in a fencing gym wasn’t enough physical activity, apparently), and hanging out together!
RDF December Youth Tournament Results
Last weekend, we held our annual December Youth Tournament with events in Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, and Junior age categories. This was also the 2nd Heartland Youth Circuit event, which means everyone got points toward end-of-season awards. We saw lots of good fencing and good sportsmanship, and everyone got to pick a prize from the miscellaneous prize box!
Full results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=51832