Jason and I held our fourth fencing clinic this past weekend at Manhattan Fencing Center and this one proved to be a little more interesting than previous ones!
First issue, somehow our invite ended up on the popular events website urbandaddy.com and our club started getting constant phone calls! Great sign for fencing that there was so much interest, but with no equipment for additional people we were nervous about what to do!
Luckily, we stemmed the tide and only had about 10 additional folks show up to watch. (Which was pretty cool and they were all really nice!)
Once the clinic got underway, our new fencers showed their skill under the expert tuitilage of our Olympic and National team friends: James Williams, Daria Schneider, Alex Krul, Melvin Rodriguez, and Emma Barrata did an awesome job! Thanks guys!
We paired off the fencers into teams and after a battle for the ages it was hard to figure out who truly was “America’s Next Top Fencer.” Although I think everyone showed flashes of future greatness.
There was some additional “drama” to our event but I’ll leave that up to your investigative abilities to discover!
We want to thank our brand new fencers! Anne Latarte, Derek Blasberg, Scott Buccheit, Chris Bollen, Jessica Flint, Nicole Sawyer, Jourdan Lawlor, Jason Rosenberg, Marianna Marcus, Kelly Shaver, Kim and Tim!