The Air Force fencers did not fare well at the Brandeis Invitational this past Sunday, Dec. 7, in Waltham, Mass. However, several fencers finished with winning records, while the women's foil fencers picked up five wins against their opponents.
Air Force fencers Alexander Chiang and Mary McElwee were the Falcons' top-two finishers in Division I men's and women's foil.
Air Force freshman Alex Im beat out 51 fencers to win the Amarillo Open senior mixed epee champion title this weekend, Sept. 20-21, in Texas.
In the pool of 52 fencers, Alex Im (Hartsdale, N.Y.) earned the first gold medal of his career. Im won the senior mixed epee champion title with six straight wins during the Amarillo Open in Texas, Sept. 21.
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.