EDISON – Thirteen fencers arrived at Edison’s Hub City Fencing Academy on Thursday night to compete for sport and to earn a rating. Fencers can earn a rating of E, D, C, B or A based on their performances at public competitions. Tournament eligibility is based on age, and there are many options for competing. Events can be held for fencers as young 6, or be restricted to fencers age 40 and up.
The fencers who arrived for the competition at Hub City Fencing Academy in Edison live primarily in Union and Middlesex counties, and ranged in age from 13 to 23. Head coach Rich Beischer supervised while coach Sean McGrath refereed along with Abdel Aziz, a referee who has worked fencing events all over the US and Canada.
“We encourage our fencers to compete at least once a month. It helps them get extra practice, and makes competition less intimidating for the newer fencers. When we can have a tournament here, it’s a great opportunity for our students to try to earn a rating ‘at home,’” said Beischer.
For additional information on fencing lessons for kids and adults, contact Lauren Beischer at 908-248-2232 or visit www.hubcityfencing.com.
Fencing champions gather at the award podium after a sabre tournament sponsored by the Hub City Fencing Academy in Edison Front, L to R: Tyler Mercado, Anthony Raccuia, Michael Szanto, James Devine. Rear, L to R: silver medalist Aidan Benderly, gold medalist Jared Quinton, bronze medalists Aviv Spector and Benjamin Weinfeld. Hub City Fencing Academy has classes for all three fencing weapons, foil, sabre and épée.
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