Fencers Qualify for Junior Olympics AGN 12/21/2005

Article from Amarillo Globe News


Amarillo Globe-News

Amarillo’s youth fencers took to the strip Dec. 3 for the chance to qualify for the 2006 United States Fencing Association National Junior Olympic Championships in February at Hartford, Conn.

Twenty competitors from four clubs in the Texas Plains Division competed in the event at Fannin Middle School. Fencers from Amarillo College, Double T Fencing at Texas Tech University, Fannin Middle School and High Plains Fencing clashed in an attempt to qualify for the Junior Olympics. Half of the competitors made the cut for Hartford.

Qualifying in Cadet (under 17) Men’s Foil are Jeremy Bauman, Amarillo College Fencing Association; Anthony Diller, High Plains Fencing; and Erik Evans, ACFA. Bauman also qualified for Cadet Men’s Epee.

Qualifying for Cadet Women’s Foil, Junior Women’s Foil and Junior Women’s Epee are Juleah Nusz, ACFA; Erin Weber, ACFA; and Caitlin Carroll, ACFA. Nusz and Carroll also qualified for Cadet Women’s Epee.

Qualifying for Junior Men’s Foil are Danny Tickner, ACFA; Cole Wrampelmeier, ACFA; Michael Blank, ACFA; and Noah Burner, ACFA. Tickner, Wrampelmeier and Burner also qualified for Junior Men’s Epee.

Qualifying for Junior Men’s Sabre are Michael Blank, ACFA; and Wrampelmeir, who also qualified for Cadet Men’s Sabre.

Interested in getting involved with fencing? Visit WWW.ACTX.EDU or WWW.HPFENCING.COM or call Matt Hite at 358-9942.

Aimee Nusz of Amarillo College Fencing Association and Matt Hite of High Plains Fencing and Fannin Fencing team contributed to this report.