Rising sophomore Leanne Singleton-Comfort and head coach Abdel Salem of Air Force fencing have been selected by USA Fencing as Cadre members to the 2017 World University Games in Taipei, Taiwan. The summer games is a biannual event that runs from Aug. 19-30.
Singleton-Comfort will compete in the women’s saber. She is the reigning Saber Champion in the NCAA West Regional and placed 14th overall at the 2017 NCAA Fencing Championships.
Salem has been Air Force’s head fencing coach since 1998. He was experience both as a participant and coach at several Olympics, most recently as a coach at the Rio Games in 2016.