After a highly-successful season for both the Greenwich High School boys and girls fencing team, it is only fitting that they would have an equally successful season this year.
Last year, the girls team finished sixth in epee, while the boys team finished third in foil, earning GHS a trophy. Former Captain Laura Metter (‘12) notes, “This has been the best GHS fencing year in a long time. We had a boy who reached 1st in foil and an épée girl who gotten within the top ten.”
“I think that given that most of the team last year, especially the men's epee team, was either new to the sword or the sport in general, another major accomplishment was improvement.” Captain Nick Parry (‘14) adds.
Because of the team’s work from last season, Parry believes qualifying—and ranking-- for states is a strong possibility. “We have a strong, competent team. I, obviously, would hope that we win team states for all six teams—male and female Epée, Foil, and Sabre—but to be perfectly honest, it's very unlikely for such a sweeping victory. However, I predict that we will qualify for Team States with at least one team for all three weapons.”
This season, the Greenwich High School Fencing team will have new freshman joining while losing several valuable fencers. The team will have to learn to encourage and push one another. “We are learning from our mistakes. Our team will focus on getting everyone able to fence skillfully, gracefully, and comfortably,” Parry says. “While doing this, hopefully everyone on our team will get stronger, smarter, and have a blast.”