Jan. 22, 2013
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Academy's fencers had a successful weekend competing at the North American Cup Tournament in Louisville, Ky. The Academy's James Salem and Alexander Chiang along with Mary McElwee were the top Falcon finishers in the tournament. John Dilorenzo, Madeleine Girardot and Ryan Redhead also competed in the NAC on Jan. 18-21.
In the junior men's epee tournament, Salem finished sixth among the 265 competitors, updating his A rating in the U.S. Fencing Association. DiLorenzo finished 58th in the tournament.
Chiang also updated his A rating after finishing in eighth place in the junior men's foil completion, which fielded 211 competitors.
McElwee was the 12th-place finisher in the junior women's foil tournament. Girardot tied for 49th place in the field of 144 fencers.
Finally, Redhead placed 89th among the 191 competitors in the junior men's saber tournament.