Fencers to compete in Junior Olympics

Justine Chen

Seven students will be participating in the upcoming Fencing Junior Olympics. Anne Kim ‘15, Enya Huang ’15, Jessie Pfeiffer ‘16, Justin Yoo ‘15, Jack Graham ‘15, Jake Raynis ‘14 and Sophie Kupiec-Weglinski ’15 will be competing in Portland, Oregon from Feb. 14-17.

The competition is separated into different age groups and weapons. To qualify, fencers had to place in the top three at the district qualifier, which was held at the end of November.

“This is the time where they announce the world teams, who compete at world championships for the United States. I’m already locked into both the U19 and U17 team so I’m extremely excited to hear my name called for both,” Yoo said.

The Fencing Junior Olympics features competition with all three weapons- the saber, epee, and foil.

“Hopefully [I do] well, because if I win U19 I’ll be the best U19 fencer and U17 fencer in the country,” Yoo said.