Columbia HS fencing teams end season with great state results; Jack Woods captures gold medal in boys foil

Jack Woods, middle, with CHS boys’ head coach Darryl White and CHS girls head coach Tiffini Ginlock.


Jack Woods, third from left, is flanked by his parents, Krysia Woods and Ross Woods. At far left is CHS head boys coach Darryl White. At far right is CHS head girls coach Tiffini Ginlock.
Jack Woods is presented his award from Jack DuBois of the NJSIAA.
The CHS Epee Girls, from left to right: Allison Wisniewski, Maya Greenstein, Olivia Brash, Jasmine LeCount-McClanahan, and Phoebe Hill
The CHS Foil Girls, from left to right: Vivienne Clarke, Sara Kasler, Taylor Brooks, Zander Rhodes, and Hanna Lee
The CHS Sabre Girls, from left to right: Valentina Aquino, Shaine Hammarberg, Mia Zuckerberg, Janine Bacchus-Joseph, and Christina Wright.
CHS girls fencing team.
Jack Woods with Jack DuBois of the NJSIAA.

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