University of Mary Washington Fencing Club cruised to first and second place foil fencing event victories over the Dark Horse Fencing Club, 4 December 2014. The foil fencing event, entitled 2014 Battle of Fredericksburg, VA, commemorates the American Civil War battle fought here, and is the first of three inter-club fencing tournaments fought each academic year. The sabre fencing event, entitled St Valentine Sabre Massacre, is scheduled for 19 February 2015. The epee fencing event, entitled St George the Dragonslayer Epee Tournament, is TBD.
At the end of the preliminary round of foil bouts, UMWFC right-handed foil fencers, Breck O’Donnell and Gabe Cowan, held the 1st and 2nd seed, respectively, for the direct elimination round of combat matches.
Lefties, Cole “Blazer” Ramos and Sam “Storm’n” Morgan, held the 3rd and 4th seed, respectively, for Dark Horse Fencing Club.
In the wild card match, #8 seed Nick “Miles” Dunn (DHFC) struggled to overcome surging #9 Paul “Eragon-Two-Swords” Turner (DHFC), 10-6.
In the quarterfinal round, Breck defeated “Miles”, by the score of 10-2.
Gabe also defeated his opponent, #7 seed Connor “Stryker” McKevitt (DHFC), by the score of 10-2.
“Storm’n” defeated #5 seed Paul “Brisco” Anderson, by the score of 9-2.
Surviving a last second scare, “Blazer” narrowly defeated #6 Bryan “Race” Dunn, 6-5. On the last play of the match, “Race” attacked but his touch fell flat against Blazer’s metallic jacket.
In the semi-final round, Breck quelled “Storm’n”, 10-7; and, Gabe quenched “Blazer”, 10-6.
In the fence-off for 3rd place, “Storm’n” edged “Blazer”, 10-7; while, in the final match, Breck mastered his clubmate, 10-7.
- Breck O’Donnell, UMWFC
- Gabe Cowan, UMWFC
- Sam Morgan, DHFC
- Cole Ramos, DHFC
- Paul Anderson, DHFC
- Bryan Dunn, DHFC
- Connor McKevitt, DHFC
- Nick Dunn, DHFC
- Paul Turner, DHFC