Air Force fencing had strong performances over the weekend at the 2017 National Championships & July Challenge in Salt Lake City. Rising sophomores Helen Landwehr and Leanne Singleton-Comfort competed for the Falcons.
Singleton-Comfort competed in the Women's Div. I Saber, placing 12th out of a field of 67. Singleton-Comfort went 4-1 in pool competition and 1-1 in bracket competition, getting eliminated in the final 16. She was defeated by Maia Chamberlain, the eventual Saber Champion.
Landwehr competed in both the Women's Junior and Div. IA Epee. Landwehr placed 16th out of 191 in the junior division and was 39th out of 117 in the Div. IA. In Div. I A competition, Landwehr went 5-1 in pool competition. After going 2-3 in junior pool competition, Landwehr won four contests in a row before getting eliminated in the group of 16 in round two.