Thundercats Win 4 Medals and Title at JV Championship

The LHS-VHHS fencing team delivered a strong showing at the Great Lakes High School Junior Varsity Fencing Championships this weekend.  We fought 296 fencers from 14 high school schools from three states.  At the end of the day our fencers brought home 4 medals, 11 of our fencers finished in the top sixteen in their events, and our men’s sabre team bought home the Conference Junior Varsity Championship title in men’s sabre for the second year in a row.

Below are our results:

Women’s Epee

Tatum Scheibler, 6th place – Top Eight Medal

Evelyn Flores, 14th place

Jocelyn Stephenson, 18th place

Jessica Nudelman,  44th place

The women’s epee team had two fencers finish in the top 16 and one fencer who earned a medal. Our women’s epee team finished in 4th place overall in the event.  Congratulations!

Men’s Epee – Gold Medal

Our men’s epee team finished with three fencers in the top 16 earning us a strong 2nd place just behind Stevenson.  Nice job guys!

Andrew Bringle – 1st place Gold Medal

Forrester Cotterman – 10th

Avi Limer – 13th

Remy Price – 22nd

Tore Posterli – 34th

Michael Chamoun – 55th

Great work Andrew!  That was an exciting gold medal bout to watch, and congratulations to Forrester and Avi for finishing in the top sixteen.

Women’s Sabre

Our women’s sabre team had two top sixteen finishes, with Julia finishing just shy of the top eight. The women’s sabre team finished 5th at this event. Nice work!

Julia Thurau,  10th place

Megan Isberg,  14th place

Heena Singh, 24th place

Men’s Sabre – 2014-2015 Junior Varsity Champions

Anchored by Bryan Weiss’ 2nd place finish, the men’s sabre team won the Great Lakes Fencing Conference Junior Varsity Championship for the second year in a row. Our fencers won an amazing 6 of the top 16 spots to earn us a total score of 28 and a decisive victory over fencing powerhouses like Stevenson, Culver and New Trier. Great work men!

Bryan Weiss – 2nd Place Silver Medal

Tim Johnston – 7th Place, Top Eight Medal

Jesse Oh – 9th place

Dylan Boyle – 10th place

Joe Fusco – 11th place

Jack Liang – 20th place

Marty Brannaman – 21st place

Will Fryrear – 25th place

Michael Hegwood – 44th place

Cannon Classen – 49th  place

Max Lynch – 55th place

Luke Brady – 59th place

Fencers, your hard work and commitment this season really paid off.  In total the team earned four medals and a second JV Championship title so Coach Dave, Coach Misha and I could not be more proud of all of you!   Congratulations!