Coastal Bend Fencing Society 2002-2014
Coastal Bend Fencing Society's roots are out of Texas State University. Our first free foil mini tournament was held at Tuloso Midway Middle School with John Moreau, Kyle Maysel, and Berto Ramirez refereeing/ officating. After that, our first salle was on Main Street in Robstown at the Coastal Gymnastics Academy. Membership dwindled, and the club closed for a number of years, and the buliding burned. Grace gifted all the equipment to Texas A&M University's Fencing League to support a club her daughter and JJ Mendez started on campus at the Sports Rec Building. Grace volunteer coached them for a couple of years and was instrumental in getting them to where they could compete in the Southwest Intercolliegate Fencing Association.