Greenwich High School Fencers Show Promise at 2018 Novice Tournament

GHS Connecticut 2018 Novice Tournament winners include (from left to right) Alex Araki, Lindsey Manos, and Evan Pey.

Koh Kobayashi

GHS Connecticut 2018 Novice Tournament winners include (from left to right) Alex Araki, Lindsey Manos, and Evan Pey.

On Saturday, January 27, Greenwich High School fencing team took 14 of its newest recruits to the 2018 Connecticut Novice Fencing Tournament.

“It was such a fun experience that taught me a lot about fencing,” said GHS junior Lindsey Manos, a 3rd place medalist in the Women’s Épée event.

All the fencers agreed that the tournament was a great learning experience.

“It was a great chance for our younger fencers to get some playing time and experience, and we had some great success from three of our fencers who medaled,” said GHS Coach Donald Grunewald.

Three GHS novice fencers earned medals at the tournament.

Lindsey Manos, a junior, earned 3rd place in the Women’s Épée event.

Alex Araki, a GHS senior, earned 7th place in the Men’s Épée event.

Evan Pey, a GHS junior, earned 7th place in the Men’s Saber event.