State Fencing Championships were held in Nashville on 24 March 2018.
MUS swept the men’s team events and St. Mary’s won all of the Women’s events for an overall title for us.
MUS won 14 of 24 individual medals ,2 Silver and 14, 3-8th places, St. Mary’s won 10 of 15 medals, 1 gold, 3 silver, and 6, 3rd-5th places.
From MUS, St Mary’s, and the MUS Club teams we had 15 fencers from MUS, 5 from St. Mary’s and 4 independent competitors making the trip.
In the 6 events (Men’s and Women’s Foil, Epee, and Saber) we had 39 fencers and a total of 17 schools and associations represented.
(Father Ryan, Hume Fogg, Brentwood, Summit, AS Academy, White House, Franklin, McGarrock, Christian Academy, Mt Juliet, Ravenwood, Hillsboro, Station Camp-all from the Nashville area, and White Station, St. Mary’s, MUS, Briarcrest, and Homeschooled fencers from Memphis)
The Championships consist of individual and team competition all fenced in the international, individual event format. That is, a single round of pools (all participants are divided into groups of 6 or 7 fencers, all fencing each other in a round robin, followed by the entire group being seeded into a direct, single elimination table of 8, 16, 32 or 64…). Individual medals are awarded to the fencers in the top spots, team competition is scored for the top 3 fencers on each school team by assigning points from the “Domestic Point Table, Division 1 for National Competition (as found in the US Fencing Athlete’s Handbook, Appendix 1, page 131).
Points scored by MUS teams
Foil-Jason Wang, 920; Jacob Webb, 700; Johnathan Ray; 695 for a team total of 2,315
Epee-Jason Wang, 850; Jacob Webb, 695; and Sid Selvidge, 685 for a team total of 2,230
Saber-Jonathan Huang, 920; Ali Latif, 850; and Omar Alyousef, 695 for a team total of 2,465
Points scored by St. Mary’s teams
Foil-Shiyan Kesser, 920; Ashley Graflund, 850; and C.C. Chen, 700 for a team total of 2,470
Epee-Evie Oliver, 920; C.C. Chen, 850 and Shiyan Kesser, 850 for a team total of 2,620
Saber-Evie Oliver, 1000; Ashley Graflund, 920; and Livie Glazier, 850 for a team total of 2,770
This is the first-ever women’s saber championship. Congratulations to St. Mary’s for breaking new ground!
Special mention to Evie Oliver for the top performance of the day, gold in Saber and silver in Epee and C.C. Chen for her double-medal day! For MUS, Jason Wang for his double silver performance, Jacob Webb for double medaling, and Johnathan Ray scoring points in his first Foil Championship! For the MUS club! Katerina Guenther won 3rd place in Women’s Foil and Kaz Guenther took 4th place in Men’s Epee for the our Homeschool (MUS Club) team.