Seacoast fencers finished the competitive season in fine form, dominating the medal count in May and June. Over the two months, Seacoast fencers have earned 18 medals in the four meets, more than three times the medal count of any other club in the Northeast Division.
SFC women foil fencers were exceptional, with a Seacoast fencer winning three of the four tournaments, and earning nine out of the sixteen medals awarded. Sam Wood (a NCAA fencer from Yale) won twice, at the Wide Open and the C meet at the final event of the season, and taking second at the mixed foil D on June 2nd. Michelle Sutherland won the C meet on June 2nd and finished third at two more. Hannah McPherson took silver at both women’s foil events that she entered.
Our men’s epee squad was excellent as well, with Gabe Tarbuck winning the C meet on May 5th, Zack Martin finishing second twice, and Mike Houst finishing third twice.
The future looks good for our young foil fencers, with Christian Anderson fencing on May 12 at a New England Division youth tournament at VIVO Fencing Club in Massachusetts, where he took second in the Y14 Mixed Foil and third in the Y12, and Jasper Vergo finished in the top eight in both those events.
Congratulations to our fencers, who worked hard at practice to earn these results.
And good luck to the five Seacoast Fencing Club members who will be competing at the Summer National Championships in St. Louis this July– Julia Burke, Hannah McPherson, Gus Ewald, Christian Anderson, and Mike Houst.