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Tom Wright Memorial Veteran Fencing Tournament – Results

DCFC member Kashi Way (far left) won gold in both epee and foil at the 2012 Tom Wright Vet Tourney, but his children get the prizes. Pictured here with the other medalists for the foil event.

 

11/4/12

 

Congratulations to all the veteran fencers who travelled from as far away as New Jersey and Pennsylvania to participate in the Tom Wright Memorial Veteran Fencing Tournament, hosted by the Capitol Division and held at DC Fencers Club on Sunday, November 4, 2012.  The tournament included combined mixed events (men and women of all ratings) in epee, foil, and sabre.  The top performers in each men’s and women’s event have their name engraved on the trophies, which are displayed at the club.

 

The Tom Wright Memorial Veteran Fencing Tournament honors Tom Wright, who fenced sabre at Harvard, graduating in 1941.  He had a distinguished career as an architect in Washington D.C. and returned to fencing at the NIH club in the 1990’s while in his 70’s.  He competed in England on one of the first USA Veteran teams before World Veteran Championships were officially recognized.  His love of fencing led him to arrange demonstration matches at Washington's Cosmos Club.

 

Veteran fencing continues to grow in popularity with veteran category (40 and up) tournaments hosted by fencing clubs nationwide, and national vet events held several times a year by USA Fencing.  Team USA’s veteran fencing contingent garnered multiple medals at the 2012Veteran World Fencing Championships held in Austria last month. 

 

Unlike many sports, fencing can be practiced by those in their 60s, 70s, and up.  Many fencing clubs offer beginner classes for all ages, including a Saturday afternoon all-ages/all-levels class at DC Fencers Club.

 

Full results are on askfred.net.  A video of the epee final will be posted on DC Fencers Club's YouTube Channel shortly, and a photo album of the event is available on our Facebook page.

 

Vet Combined Mixed Epee

 

Men’s results

Kashi Way – gold

Joe Deucher – silver

David Nemazie – bronze

Creston Bailey – bronze

 

Women’s results

Valerie Asher – gold

Diane Trice – silver

Sally Gifford – bronze

 

Vet Combined Mixed Foil

 

Men’s results

Kashi Way – gold

Joe Deucher – silver

David Nemazie – bronze

 

Women’s results

Bettie Graham – gold

Castilla McNamara – silver

Esperanza Alzona – bronze

 

Vet Combined Mixed Sabre

 

Men’s results

David Malnati – gold

Keith Baker – silver

Larry Pinkus – bronze

Nick Karangelen – bronze

 

Women’s results

Lisa Roque – gold

Diane Trice – silver

Dede Dean – bronze

 

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