In the spirit of The Three Musketeers, four Washington-area men representing DC Fencers Club earned gold and glory in Senior Team Men's Epee at the North American Cup Fencing Tournament held on November 9-12 in Virginia Beach, VA.
Representing DC Fencers Club in Silver Spring, MD, the four gold medalists are Corwin Duncan (College Park, Md.), Byron Neslund (Rockville, Md.) Isaac Erbele (Washington, D.C.) and Damien Lehfeldt (Washington, D.C.). The men bring to the team both national and international fencing experience and
The DC Fencers Club team competed in epee, a weapon derived from the traditional dueling rapier described in Alexandre Dumas' novel. In the team competition format, each member of one team faces each member of the other team once, for a total of nine individual bouts. Team events are competed to a maximum of 45 touches.
At the North American Cup, the DCFC team advanced past 22 other teams from around the country. In the gold medal bout, The DC Fencers Club Team led by 34-26 against the Northwest Fencing Center Team (Beaverton, OR) after the first eight bouts. In the ninth, however, Kyle Wolfson outscored Neslund, 18-10, to tie the match at 44 and force an overtime period. Neslund scored the first sudden death touch, however, to win the match, 45-44.
The DCFC Senior Men's Epee Team will hold this #1 spot until the next Senior Team event, which takes place at the USA Fencing Summer National Championships in Columbus, Ohio next July.
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