En garde! Fencers Ready?

15 Mar 2014

In August of 2009, Tammy Reid contacted Walter Triplette, owner of Triplette Competition Arms in Elkin, about teaching fencing in her area. He referred her to John Myers, a former student, who was willing to come to Winston to teach.

By 2012 six teams went to competition in the state public high school league but still were not able to compete in a state tournament. This frustration was the inspiration to form a homeschool league.

In the fall of 2013 NCHEAC, with the help of Tammy Reid and Walter Triplette, as technical consultant, started with five coaches willing to have teams from Asheville to Wilmington. Four tournaments were hosted by GC-Heat in Greensboro as well as the final “A” team tournament and individual tournament.

The “A” team tournament was held February 8. The winners of the “A” team tournament were Surry Home Educators. The winners of the individual tournament were Allison Brown (Girls Division), Sam Cason (1st), Josh Clark (2nd) and Zach Brown (3rd).

The focus in 2014 will be to build the sport and league even more. We will host some training sessions to be announced after the NCHE Conference in May.