Mpumalanga fencers bring medals home

Jenna Ingram, Mila Tressel, Greta Ingram (coach), Liam Wilson, Jordan Ingram

Local fencers came home with three medals from junior nationals, which has definitely set the tone for 2017. On Saturday and Sunday fencers attended the Gauteng Open provincial ranking completion at Eden Vale School in Johannesburg.

Mila Tressel won gold for u/11 epee, Jenna Ingram won silver for u/11 epee, Liam Wilson and Jordan Ingram won bronze for u/13.

“Our fencers gained some valuable experience and really enjoyed the competitive atmosphere,” said coach Greta Ingram. “The Mpumalanga Fencing Club is growing well and we have found a new home at the Nelspruit Action Sports Arena.

“The club is branching out to include classes on a Saturday morning. This will be the perfect opportunity for kids who cannot find the time during the week.”

Local fencers will attend the senior national championship in Bloemfontein on March 18 and 19.

One of the highlights of the year will be the Arnold Classic, held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in early May.

“We will send a team of 10 fencers to compete in both epee and foil. We will send our first sabre fencer, Jordan Ingram, to this prestigious event. We hope that his newly learned skill will see him bring home the first gold medal in this format of fencing for Mpumalanga. I’m very excited to see my fencers breaking new ground and making a name for themselves in the world of fencing. Their competitive spirit and love of the sport keep us growing and succeeding,” concluded Ingram.

Contact her to find out more about this Olympic sport on 082-438-4042.

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