The varsity fencing team swept the men’s events in foil, epee, and saber to win the Tennessee State High School Fencing Championships in Nashville in March. This is their first overall state championship since 2015 and the fifth overall state championship in program history. Seventeen Tennessee schools and associations participated in the competition, which included both individual and team competition, and MUS won 14 of 24 individual medals.
Top scorers in foil were Jason Wang ’18, Jacob Webb ’18, and Johnathan Ray ’22 for a team total of 2,315. Top scorers in epee were Wang, Webb, and Sidney Selvidge ’19 for a team total of 2,230. Top scorers in saber were Jonathan Huang ’20, Akbar Latif ’21, and Omar Alyousef ’21 for a team total of 2,465. Coach Brad Kroeker was delighted with the fencers’ performance in competition.
“Special recognition is due to Jason Wang ’18 for his double-silver performance, Jacob Webb ’18 for double medaling, and to eighth grader Johnathan Ray ’22 for scoring points in his first foil championship!” Kroeker said.