Fencing: Hill, Venhous lead LAFC in tourneys

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By The Staff

Members of the Los Alamos Fencing Club took part in a pair of tournaments recently, with several fencers turning in good showings.

LAFC sent six of its top epeeists to the Santa Fe Challenge to compete against nearly 100 other fencers from the Rocky Mountain Section.

Tom Hill was the top finisher in the open mixed epee division for LAFC, finishing 11th overall out of 27 competitors. Hill won his pool and his first direct elimination bout in the open division, but fell in the second round to the eventual third-place finisher.

Following Hill, Seth Longo was 16th in open epee, followed by Jack Stafurik in 18th place and Farida Ismail in 25th.

Ismail placed eighth in the women’s epee division, while in the youth mixed epee competition, Karim Ismail was 11th and Isaac Longo 15th out of a field of 21.

“The finish of Karim and Isaac in the very strong Y-12 epee event speaks well for their dedication and progress this year,” said Hill, who is one of the coaches of the fencing program.

Early last week, LAFC hosted the Tuesday Nite Tussel, a 5-touch novice epee tournament. The tournament was held at the YMCA’s gym.

All five of the top finishers in the tournament were from LAFC. Greyson Venhous won the tournament after getting off to a rocky start.

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