2011 National Results

From July 6-10, 2011, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, NV, the United States Fencing Association (USFA) held its National Fencing Championships. This was the culmination of the US fencing season - and only open to qualified registered USFA fencers. Events were held for men and women separately for ages 10 to 70s in Foil, Epee, and Sabre.

Two local fencers, CBHS Fencing Coach Tom Knowles of Collierville, TN and CBHS Fencing Team Captain Peter Wetzel of Germantown, TN qualified earlier in the year and traveled to Reno to fence July 6- 10. Both fencers entered events with over 100 competitors.

In Division II Men’s Epee, out of 111 fencers, Peter Wetzel placed 6th and Tom Knowles placed 12th. In Division III Men’s Epee, Tom Knowles placed 8th out of 129. In Veteran’s 40-49 Men’s Epee, Tom Knowles placed 5th out of 41.

In other results, Peter Wetzel placed 94th out of 120 in Division II Men’s Foil. He also placed 52nd out of 117 in Division III Men’s Foil while Tom Knowles placed 15th out of 33 in Veteran’s 40-49 Men’s Foil.

Congratulations to CBHS Fencing Coach Tom Knowles and Fencing Team Captain Peter Wetzel for getting outstanding results at the US National Fencing Championships!!

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