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    Well my 1st tournament is over, and I couldn't be happier with my prformance.

    Saturday, I won one of 7 pool bouts and only got blanked by my coach and the winner. In DEs I had a former Olympian to fence against. I got 5 touches and lost. Finished 8 of 8, but I learned alot and had a blast.

    Sunday, I won two pool bouts and only got blanked by on fencer. In my 1st DE I won against a College fencer. Moved on to the next braket and lost 15 to 8 I think. Finished tied for 3rd since there was no fence off.

    Had a great time and meet some very cool people. Thanks everyone for the advice, it all helped!!!!

    Will-
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider304 View Post
    Well my 1st tournament is over, and I couldn't be happier with my prformance.

    . . . Had a great time and meet some very cool people. Thanks everyone for the advice, it all helped!!!!

    Will-
    Had a great time, met cool people, happy with performance . . . sounds like it's all good. Congratulations on both your fencing and your ability to relax and have fun!
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    Congratulations on a day that sounded like alot of fun for you! Wasn't that a great feeling after? Just to compete, it always makes me smile....such a rush!

    Good going "ghostrider".........!
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    Congrats on a great experience. Can't wait to enter my first tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoiledOnceAgain View Post
    Congrats on a great experience. Can't wait to enter my first tournament.
    It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to completing again.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostrider304 View Post
    In DEs I had a former Olympian to fence against. I got 5 touches and lost.
    You just fenced a former olympian at your first competition? That's just SO COOL, I mean, what are the odds? And nice to hear that you had a good time. Soon you will probably find yourself completely addicted, go to all the tournaments that you can and consider all weekends not spent fencing a complete waste. (Competitive fencing is the most addicting thing ever!)

    And congrats on the experience
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    My first one too

    I have my first tournament tomorrow also, epee. My son and I are both participating. We're excited and nervous. I think I'm most concerned about doing everything outside the strip right.

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    I put on a badge every day and a fencing tournament has me out of my head. I know I have little chance of doing well in either event I am taking part in, but the competitive side of me hate to admit that

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulaz View Post
    You just fenced a former olympian at your first competition? That's just SO COOL, I mean, what are the odds?
    That former Olympian fences at my club and his uncle is my coach.
    "I shall walk this way but once, therefore whatever good I may do, let me do it now, for I shall never walk this way again"- Unknown Poet

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    Quote Originally Posted by foil-luver View Post
    That former Olympian fences at my club and his uncle is my coach.
    Also really cool! Especially if his uncle was also HIS coach, that would be somewhat a guarantee of a very competent coach!

    And to be able to train with fencers on highest level on a daily/near-daily basis is a priviledge that shouldn't be underestimated. I drive for hours every week to train with "current" (08) olympians, but that is sooooo expensive. So, lucky you

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