Fencing Tournament This Weekend
College of the Desert (COD) and Desert Fencing Academy (DFA) are hosting a fencing tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at COD in Wright Gymnasium.
Saber fencing begins at 9:30 a.m., foil at 10:30 a.m. and epee at 12:30 p.m.
60-70 fencers are aexpected to be at this competition, with local College of the Desert and Desert Fencing Academy fencers competing.
The youngest competitors are 13 and 14 years of age.
Local Junior Olympic fencers will also be competing. Saber fencers Sabrina Fletcher, Cory Hutchinson and John Phillips from Palm Desert High School and epee fencers Ellis Devoe of La Quinta High School, Danny King of Shadow Hills High School and Alex Okamoto of Xavier College Prep.
This event is free and open to the public.
Also this month is the tenth anniversary of the Desert Fencing Academy. A celebration is planned for Sunday Feb. 24, 2013. Read more details here.
For more information, contact the coach, Leslie Taft, at 760-218-1343 or visit the Desert Fencing Academy website, www.desertfencingacademy.com.