CFFA update for November 12

We held our Veteran’s Day event at Tileston yesterday.  In the Open foil, Oliver Galbraith prevailed over Daniel Freeman of Apex.  Luke Kinney of Columbia Fencer’s Club and Brandon DeBord from UNCW tied for the third places.  Oliver also won the epee, this time over Ryan Miller from New Bern.  Luke Kinney was again a bronze medalist, this time joined by Lars Hansen of All-American.  Eli Nathan of UNCW and Daniel Freeman both earned D17s.  Lars repeated his third place performance in the E and under foil.  He was joined by Will Ross of UNCW and both won their E17s.  Josh White of New Bern earned their second silver of the day, but he was bested by Brandon DeBord who won his D17.  Thanks to Zemi Lawrence for managing/observing.  Brendan McConville, Donny Zelinski, and Josh White refereed; while Herman Smith armored. 

Meanwhile, in Kansas City, Nicole Milewski was competing at the NAC.  In the Junior (ages 13 -19) Friday, she went 4-2 in her pool, beating an A and a B.  She lost to an A rated sophomore from the University of Notre Dame’s varsity in her DE.  (Nicole is in the eighth grade) and wound up a respectable 84/194.  On Saturday, in Y-14, she again went 4-2 in the pool, won her first DE, but lost the second and tied for 27/94.  Sunday didn’t quite go as well in the Cadet.  She just missed the cut, coming in 146/172.

Practice will be back to normal this week. 

Next weekend is the Division qualifiers for JOs in Durham at Research Triangle Fencing.  The actual JOs are in Memphis over the President’s Day weekend.  The last day to sign up for the regular fees is the 16th.  Also, they may combine it down to a one day event if the numbers are small enough.  Check to see what is up.

Next week will be a bit short due to Thanksgiving.  No afterschool or evening practice on Wednesday or Thursday.  I am planning to have homeschool practice on Wednesday.  No Topsail or Camp Lejeune practice on Friday.  I may have Saturday practice in Wilmington if there is interest.

Mid-South is having their annual Black Friday event on the 24th.  All three weapons, split by gender.

December 2nd is our next adult event.  Open foil, Open epee, E and under sabre.  Get signed up on askfred.

December 9th is the next NCFL meet.  Location yet to be decided.

December 16th is the next Homeschool League meet.  It should be at Oak Ridge.

pax vobiscum,
Greg Spahr
Head Coach
Cape Fear Fencing Association

“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” Damon Runyon

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