The Cal Poly fencing club team finished fall quarter with multiple top rankings in the Cal Poly Turkey Tournament, a competition the Mustangs hosted Saturday.

“As a team, we took first in foil and sabre and second in epee,” team vice president Kyle Yamasaki said. “We had the top man and woman in the novice division and we had fencers take first in sabre and second in foil.”

Cal beat Cal Poly for the top spot in the epee competition, but the Mustangs were able to edge the opposition in the other two team events at the Rec Center.

Daniel Fitzpatrick placed first among 23 in mixed sabre, David Lara was first among 37 in mixed novice foil and Wilson Chiu placed second among 45 in mixed advanced foil. Andrew LeBeau was seventh among 35 in mixed foil and 13th among 45 in mixed advanced foil.

Mary Phillips came in first in the women’s epee. Freshman Natalia Saarela was first in women’s novice foil and Cassile Batten first in women’s foil and 10th among 35 in mixed epee.

It was the second Northern California Intercollegiate Fencing League tournament of the season. Though the team’s season is over for fall quarter, competition resumes in January.

“We’re always looking for new members,” Yamasaki said. “We supply beginners with all the equipment they need. We provide coaches and everything. It’s so easy to get involved.”

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *