“Unfinished”: Fencing seniors struggle to find closure after COVID-19 erases chance at second straight national title
This is the second edition of “The Season That Could Have Been,” Spectator’s series on spring 2020 sports.
Columbia fencing battled through an extended day of competition, with some athletes fencing as many as 23 bouts, in order to secure 11 qualifications for the national tournament. But as men’s épée struggled, the Lions fell just short of the desired 12 qualifications that would have made for a full roster at Nationals....
A glance at the Olympic fencing roster would tell anyone that New York is a hub for the best fencers in the United States. But while one influential member of the fencing community has spent much of his journey in New York, his story begins in Shreveport, Louisiana....
Leaps and twirls and Nae Naes aplenty! Though the performance was sitcom-themed, the audience’s audible enthusiasm was enough to overshadow any laugh track....