MAPLEWOOD, NJ – The Columbia High School fencing teams concluded their seasons with great results.
The girls fencing team won the bronze medal in the State Team Championship on Tuesday, Feb. 26, winning its meet against Northern Highlands High School. The girls fenced extremely well and clinched the win at 14-5.
Previously, at the Fencing Squads tournament, held on the weekend of Feb. 23-24, the girls foil squad won silver and the boys foil squad took home the bronze medal. Other CHS squad results are as follows:
- Boys Sabre – 6th
- Girls Sabre – 9th
- Girls Epee – 15th
- Boys Epee – 19th
Finally, five CHS fencers competed this past Sunday, March 3, in the State Individuals Tournament: Jack Woods and Nicholas Goguen-Compagnoni (boys foil); Jeremy Giles (boys sabre); and Janine Bacchus-Joseph and Shaine Hammarberg (girls sabre).
Woods won the gold, coming in first in the state for boys foil.
Congratulations to all CHS fencers for a terrific 2018-19 fencing season.
Photos courtesy by Nick Moramarco