South Denver Fencing Academy hosted the first large event of the season for our senior competitors on October 17th. The E and Under event was a great success! Fourteen SDFA fencers competed, two of which earned brand new ratings, and SDFA won both of the epee and foil events.
In the Mixed Foil event, there were ten competitors, nine of whom represent South Denver Fencing Academy. The nine SDFA fencers finished in the top nine spots. Owen Young won the event, re-earning his E 2021 rating. Ronan McCown finished second followed by Aditi Avinash and Xiang Liu in third, Connor McDonald in fifth, Bennett Nofziger in sixth, Elijah Armstrong in Seventh, Emma Girard in Eighth, and Wesley Ried in Ninth.
In the Mixed Epee event, seven of the seventeen fencers represented South Denver Fencing Academy. SDFA fencers earned all three ratings awarded in the Epee event. Ronan McCown won earning his D 2021 rating. Connor McDonald finished second earning his E 2021 rating. Nathan Erkenbeck finished third, also earning his E 2021 rating. Kim Haney and Nathan Erkenbeck unfortunately had to fence in the quarter finals so only one of them could advance to the top four to earn ratings. Nathan won the bout so Kim finished fifth. Elynor Sykes, Aditi Avinash, and Wesley Reid rounds out the rest of the team in the results.
Congratulations to everyone for the great results at this event!
To see the tournament’s full results CLICK HERE.