Sioux City Challenge Results

Today, six RDF fencers traveled across the state for the Sioux City Challenge. Julia took out Sarah in the direct elimination round of Women’s Epee and went on to tie for 3rd, while Sarah ended 7th. Unfortunately, Lily had to withdraw after the women’s pool round. In Mixed Epee, Nick finished 12th, earning his E17 classification, Sarah was 13th, Julia ended 17th, Alex was 19th, and Daniel came in 23rd.

Nick lands a single-light counterattack on an opponent during a direct elimination bout.

Remenyik ROC Results

Three RDF fencers traveled to Libertyville, IL for the Remenyik ROC on Sunday. Jim finished 26th in Senior Men’s Epee, and Julia was the highest-placing D-rated fencer at 21st in Senior Women’s Epee. Sarah also fenced Senior Women’s and ended 31st. Full results:

Youth Athos Tournament Results

On Sunday, two RDF fencers competed in Minneapolis at the Youth Athos tournament. Lily had a tough Y14 pool with a lot of the more experienced kids, but she won her first 15-point bout. She went down in the next match, but had started to figure out her opponent by the end, finishing 8th. Next, Evan fenced in the Y12 event, tying for 3rd at his first tournament.

Des Moines Dog Days Results

For our first competition of the weekend, Kaden and Nick fenced at the Des Moines Dog Days tournament. After taking out several more-experienced fencers, Nick ended with the silver medal, and Kaden met his goal for his 15-point match, finishing 14th (or thereabouts – final results aren’t available yet) in his first senior (ages 13+) event!

Nick fences in the finals
Nick (left) fences Trevor from Iowa State in the Senior Mixed Epee finals at the Des Moines Dog Days tournament.
Kaden DM Dog Days tourney
Kaden all hooked up and ready to fence at the Des Moines Dog Days tournament.