AFA Fencers experience success in New Mexico
Oct. 3, 2008
Air Force fencers had a successful competition at the New Mexico Open last weekend. During the two-day tournament, Sept. 27-28, several Academy fencers ruled their respective tournaments in the open senior mixed and open senior women's competitions. Tournament champions were sophomore Nick Stockdale, freshmen Simone Barrett, Libby De La Torre, junior Michael O'Connor and newcomer Cody Mattern.
In mixed foil, Stockdale was the overall winner and freshman Phil Choy tied for third place.
In women's epee, Barrette was the tournament winner, while sophomore Jennifer Nolta took sixth place. Nolta also earned her E08 rating in the US Fencing Association (USFA). Ninth place went to sophomore Nicole Flint.
In women's saber, sophomore Rebecca Bodtke was the second-place finisher and senior Angelica Plazas tied for third place. Sixth place went to newcomer Rachel Burk.
In mixed saber, O'Connor won the event and freshman Geoffrey Pamerleau followed in second place. Junior Anthony Lorenzini tied for third place and earned his E08 rating in USFA. Stockdale also came in at fifth place and sophomore Chris Daniels followed in sixth place.
Here is how the rest of the Academy fencers finished:
Open Senior Mixed Foil13th - Libby De La Torre 25th - Daniel Fang 26th - Ian Hopkins 27th - Curtis Christensen 36th - William Hock 42nd - Ainsley Allen 44th - Julie Luce
Open Senior Women's Epee13th - Michelle Kiyota 15th - Chelsea Esewein 16th - Kaitlyn Bogan
Open Senior Women's Saber2nd - Rebecca Bodtke 3T -- Angelica Plazas 6th - Rachel Burk
Open Senior Women's Foil1st - Libby De La Torre 5th - Ainsley Allen 8th - Julie Luce
Open Senior Mixed Saber11th - Angelica Plazas 12th - Brent Lavey 17th - Rebecca Bodtke 19th - Rachel Burk
Open Senior Mixed Epee14th - Phil Choy 15th - Ben Rinaldi 17th - Sam Rinaldi 21st - Sam McKinnon 23rd - Linden Ballen 29th - Simone Barrette 39th - Joe Eastman 47th - John Kerr 54th - Nicole Flint 59T - Mister Jackson 64th - Jennifer Nolta