“Div 1.5” Training Tournament

On Sunday, we ran an invite-only “training tournament” for fencers who compete in Division I (C-rated & up) events (or are working up to it). We decide the format the day of, depending on who is there and what they want to work on, and then we record all the bouts for review by the group afterwards. This was probably a broader skill range than we’ve had in the past, but it was especially helpful to have the stronger fencers’ feedback during the video review portion. We watched and critiqued at least one video of every fencer, and everyone has links to the full collection. We really appreciate everyone coming out and fencing with us!

Results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=38655

In-Club Youth Tournament!

On Saturday, we held a fun tournament for our club members ages 14 & under. Kids and parents who had never been to a tournament before learned how a tournament works and what to expect in a familiar, no-pressure environment. We split the group into an older event and a younger event. Results are available here: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=39266. Everyone displayed excellent sportsmanship and we saw some really well-fenced bouts. The kids enjoyed the competitive challenge and edible medals!

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.