Air Force Academy fencers were three for four in gold medal wins at today's Falcon Open at the Air Force Academy. In the first day of the competition, the Academy's fencers won the women's saber, men's saber and men's epee championship titles.
Air Force fencer, junior Heather Nelson won the women's saber championship title. Freshman Emiliano Kaptain was the overall winner of the men's saber event; teammate Scott Pippin, a junior, took third place in saber. Sophomore Chase Houser won the senior men's epee gold and earned his "A" rating in US Fencing Association. The women's epee champion was a fencer from the North Texas Fencing Club.
The competition continues, Sunday, Oct. 30, with the Y14 Mixed Epee at 9:30 a.m. and Senior Men's Foil at 9:30 a.m. The Y10 Mixed Epee will be at 10 a.m., followed by Senior Women's Foil at 12:00 and Cadet (U17) Mixed Epee at 1:00 p.m. The Falcon Open is open to the public and admission is free.