The Baylor fencing team traveled to Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga. this weekend to compete in the final championship weekend of the On Guard High School Fencing League.
Season Champions and Awards
Baylor swept the season's team standings in each event - men's and ladies' epee and men's and ladies' foil - with awards going to the top three teams.
|Men's Epee||Ladies' Epee||Men's Foil||Ladies' Foil|
|2nd||North Gwinnett||Brookwood||Brookwood||North Gwinnett|
|3rd||Flowery Branch||North Gwinnett||North Gwinnett||Riverside|
Five individual season awards were given in each event with Baylor taking 13 of the 20 possible spots, including two individual championships. Ryker von Klar was crowned league Men's Epee champ and Creighton Arrington was the champion in Men's Foil.
|Place||Men's Epee||Ladies' Epee||Men's Foil||Ladies' Foil|
|1st||Ryker von Klar||Creighton Arrington|
|2nd||Erik Fong||Eva Liu||Zachary Thornton||Rachel Liu|
|3rd||Erik Fong||Elaine Zhang|
|4th||Alexander Yu||Ada Cruikshank||Ryker von Klar||Jazmin Perkins|
For the weekend, Red Raiders took five of the top eight spots in Men's Epee. Ryker von Klar finished first, Erik Fong was second, Kistler Hampton was fifth, Alexander Yu finished sixth, and Zachary Thornton was seventh. Kye Hamilton finished 17th and Matthew O’Brien was 21st.
Ladies’ Epee competitors also took five of the top eight spots. Jazmin Perkins was first, Eva Liu finished second, Elaine Zhang tied for third, Rachel Liu was fifth, and Jenny Liu finished sixth. Ada Cruikshank finished 11th, Maggie Yi 14th, and Mary Ma 16th.
In Sunday's foil events, the Baylor girls dominated winning eight of the top nine spots. Jazmin Perkins was first, Rachel Liu was second, Elaine Zhang tied for third, Candice Xie finished in fifth, Eva Liu was sixth, Mary Ma seventh, Maggie Yi eighth, and Zoe Zie was ninth.
The Baylor Men’s Foil squad finished the weekend with another stellar performance, with all six competitors in the top eight. Zachary Thornton was first, Creighton Arrington finished second, Ryker von Klar tied for third, Erik Fong was fifth, Kye Hamilton sixth, and Kistler Hampton finished seventh.