For the first time in 16 years, the Air Force fencers did not open the season with the annual Nick Toth Open. Instead the fencing team represented the Academy at the Parker Kickoff Open in Parker, Colorado, this past weekend, Sept. 13-14. The fencers went mining for gold and brought home six gold medals.
Abdel Salem knows a thing or two about fencing. He should; he's been active in the sport for more than 40 years and even represented his home country of Egypt in the 1984 Summer Olympics. Despite all the trophies, medals and accolades he's won over the years, it's his current job as the head coach of the U.S. Air Force Academy fencing ...
Air Force fencers competed in the 2014 Division I & II North American Cup National Championships this past weekend in Minneapolis, MN.
Air Force freshman Alyssa Hofilena was the team's top finisher in the championships. With 11 victories (.478), 91 touches scored, 89 touches received and a +2 indicator, Hofilena finished in 11th place in women's saber and earned NCAA All-American honorable mention honors.