Air Force Fencers open the Nick Toth Open

Sep 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. Sept. 6, 2013: The Air Force fencing team will open the new season hosting the annual Nick Toth Open on Saturday and Sunday, Sept 14-15, at the Cadet Gym (East Gym). Admission is free. The two-day event will showcase several Air Force fencers both seasoned and new team members as well as fencers from Northern Colorado, New Mexico and Cheyenne. This event will have live streaming on YouTube:

Air Force fencers to look for are:
Saturday, Sept. 14: Senior Men's Epee: Robert Chado, Andrew Daugherty, Alexander Elwers, Elias Johnson, Michael Joo and James Salem, pools for this event start at 8:30 a.m. In Senior Men's Foil (pools start at 9:00 a.m.) are Joshua Hayden, Daniel Johnson and Garrett Turley. In the Senior Men's Saber, pools start at 9:30 a.m.; Matthew Bergstedt and Emerson Woerner compete.

Pools starting at 11:30 a.m. for Junior Men's Epee include Elwers, Johnson and Salem. At 12:30 p.m. in Junior Men's Foil is Hayden. Also at 12:30 p.m. are the pools for Junior Men's Saber with Air Force fencer Bergstedt competing.



Sunday, Sept. 15: Pools for Senior Women's Epee begin at 9:00 a.m. with Rachel Evans, Rachel Ferguson, Waverly Hock, Olivia Prosseda and Jessica Steuber competing. In Senior Women's Foil are Lauren Brooks, Alisa Chemomashentsev, Ashley Chung, Madeleine Girardot and Mary McElwee, pools start at 9:00 a.m. In Senior Women's Saber are Allison Egan, Alyssa Hofilena, Desirae Ionata and Stephanie Sarabia, pools for this event start at 9:30 a.m.

The Junior Women's Epee pools begin at 11:30 a.m. with Ferguson competing. Pools for Junior Women's Foil follow at 12:30 p.m. with Chemomashentsev, Girardot and McElwee. Junior Women's Saber begins at 12:30 p.m. and with Hofilena competing.

Gold medal bouts follow after completion of pools.

"We look forward to starting the new year with our returning Air Force fencers and our newcomers," said Head coach Abdel Salem. "We have a full season ahead and plenty of practice to do."

2013 Nick Toth Open

Saturday, September 14, 2013
8:30-9:30 AM: Senior Men's Epee
9:00-10:00 AM: Senior Men's Foil
9:30-10:30 AM: Senior Men's Saber
11:30-12:30 PM: Junior Men's Epee
12:30-1:30 PM: Junior Men's Foil
12:30-1:30 PM: Junior Men's Saber

Sunday, September 15, 2013
8:30-9:30 AM: Y12 Men's Epee
8:30-9:30 AM: Y12 Women's Epee
8:30-9:30 AM: Senior Women's Epee
9:00-10:00 AM: Senior Women's Foil
9:30-10:30 AM: Senior Women's Saber
10:30-11:30 AM: Y14 Men's Epee
10:30-11:30 AM: Y14 Women's Epee
11:30-12:30 PM: Junior Women's Epee
12:30-1:30 PM: Junior Women's Foil
12:30-1:30 PM: Junior Women's Saber
12:30-1:30 PM: Y10 Men's Epee
12:30-1:30 PM: Y10 Women's Epee

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