Nov. 4, 2012
U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. - The Academy's fencers concluded the annual Falcon Open, Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Cadet Gymnasium. Winning the senior men's foil championship was Alexander Chiang. Madeleine Girardot was the senior women's foil champion and Mary McElwee was the women's runner-up.
Chiang received a bye going into direct elimination were he won his bouts 15-6, 15-6, 15-7 and the final bout 15-6.
Going into the women's finals, Girardot and McElwee both received byes. McElwee advanced in Des with wins of 15-2, 15-2l 15-1, while Girardot won her DE bouts 15-2, 15-11 and 15-4. In the finals, Girardot quickly took the lead and held it throughout the bout, winning 15-9.
The fencers are in Virginia Beach, Nov. 9-12, for Division 1 and Junior North American Cup Tournament.