March Fencing Madness!


The Bluff City Open 2009

On March 28 and 29 at the University of Memphis, several CAA fencers went to compete in the annual Bluff City Open fencing competition. Held at one of the Field House gymnasiums, the Bluff City Open included events for all levels: beginners to advanced. Several students from Collierville Arts Academy won medals and trophies:
FOIL Winners! In the Mixed Epee event, Peter Wetzel took First Place; Andrew Herwit took Second Place; Nate Phillips tied for Third Place; Mark Pinkston came in Fifth Place; and Paul Garrison came in Sixth Place!
In the Mixed Foil event, Peter Wetzel came in First Place; Mark Pinkston came in Second Place; Abby Durnett tied for Third Place with Riki Higgins; and Paul Garrison came in Fifth Place!
In Women's Epee, Catherine Knowles took FIrst Place!
In Novice Foil, Jackson Sossaman took First Place; Riki Higgins came in Second Place; and Paul Garrison tied for Third Place!
In Novice Epee, Bradford Beard took First Place; Todd Rook came in Eighth Place; Jensen Smith came in Tenth Place; and Grayson Harber came in 14th Place!
In Youth Epee, Jake Doan took First Place; Grayson Harber came in Second Place; Catherine Knowles tied with Alexander Knowles for Third Place; Jensen Smith came in Fifth Place; Anna Arnold came in Sixth Place; and Theo Wayt came in Seventh Place!


2009 TN Divisional Qualifiers for the Summer National Championships!

While the rest of Collierville Arts Academy fencers were at the Bluff City Open 2009 fencing competition the weekend of March 28, CAA Fencer David Cash was in Nashville fencing at a different competition. The TN Division Qualifiers have to be entered if a TN fencer wishes to be able to enter the Summer National Fencing Championships at the end of each fencing year. 

David Cash entered "C" and Under Men's Epee and took FIRST PLACE! 

He will definitely be going to the Summer National Championships this year in Dallas TX at the end of June! 

The picture here shows Cash reacting to getting the final touch in his event. He is a little excited.

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