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.
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 ...