2016: A Great Year for Coastal Bend Fencing Society!
Great things happened for our club in 2016. We outgrew Strong Arm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's room, and moved to Sokol Hall at 5502 Kostoryz (We still miss Justin Barker in Flour Bluff). We hosted our first US Fencing Association sanctioned tournament (Corpus Christi Challenge) in years alongside a referee clinic with Justin Meehan and a bout committee clinic with Jamie Fife. We gave a demonstration at the South Texas Home Schooler's Convention. We fenced at Sunrise Mall and hosted a nonsanctioned tournament there (Mini Yorick 2016). FOUR of our club members qualifed to compete at Summer Nationals in Dallas, Texas with 3 actually competed. We purchased our first electric timing box and reels and added lots more equipment, filling our equipment box to the max! Jay Young, Chris Erickson, Chris Williams, and Juan Miguel Campana along with Grace Buchanan coached our fencers throughout the year. We ended the year with a Christmas blowout party and decorated gingerbread fencers! What a year!!! To 2017, we say, "BRING IT ON!!!"