Fall Classic Fencing Tournament

The Milford Fencing Club held its 5th annual Fall Classic Fencing Tournament on Dec. 15, at the Orchard Hills School, during which local fencers from ages 10 to 18 competed in full electronically-scored matches in three divisions.

After 28 bouts of competition and sportsmanship over two weeks, first place in the Junior Mixed Foil Division went to Molly Finnegan, followed by Lili Dowell in second place and Elizabeth Perreiro in third.

In the Senior Men’s Foil Division, first place after 21 bouts went to Andrew Hiza, followed by last fall’s tournament winner Greg Vetter and third-place finisher Matt Rothchild.

In the Senior Epee Division, Sumanth Kondapalli took first place in a close final with runner-up Nathan Domogala, followed by Seth Golembeski in third place.

The Milford Fencing Club, founded by Andrew Hiza and now in it’s fifth season, 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, and the Milford Fencing Club offers local classes accessible to all ages 10 to adults, with instruction in both foil and epee.

Due to demand, the Club is announcing a wait-list for registration for the Winter 2015 10-week session starting on Monday, Jan. 5.

Beginners are welcome, and the cost is $160, which includes all gear and instruction.

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 milfordfencing@yahoo.com.