Milford's Winter Classic Fencing Tournament results

The Milford Fencing Club held its 6th annual Winter Classic Fencing Tournament Monday night at the Orchard Hills School, during which local fencers from ages 10 to 17 competed in full electronically-scored matches in three divisions.

After 28 bouts of competition and outstanding sportsmanship over two weeks, first place in the Junior Mixed Foil Division went to Joseph DeFrietas, followed by Brendan Ziegler and Gabriella Domtestani.

In the Senior Men’s Foil Division, first place after 21 bouts went to Mitchell Bachman, followed by Hannah Penkacik and Jeremy Bachman.

In the Senior Epee division, Jack Finnegan took first place in a close final with runner up Zach Bilcheck, followed by Matt Rothchild.

The Milford Fencing Club, founded by Andrew Hiza in 2010, offers beginner to expert competitive fencing instruction to the Milford community. Fencing is an elite Olympic-level sport most commonly found at private college preparatory schools and Ivy League universities.

The Milford Fencing Club offers local classes accessible to all ages 10 to adults, with instruction in foil, epee and sabre.

For more information, contact club manager Chris Hiza at 203-589-4376, find us on facebook at “milford fencing club”, or email the club at