Two fencers step into the ring and salute each other. The swordplay begins, and one fencer takes hit after hit, while the other remains completely unharmed.
As the battle comes to a close, the winner heroically salutes the referee, while the other’s eyes tear up. She complains to her coach asking: "Why can’t I beat her?" The winner was Kendra Brunson, the president of the Texas A&M Fencing Club, and she had defeated a University of Texas Longhorn – the old fashioned way.
Battles like this happen at each of the six or more tournaments that the fencing club competes in each year. The club has 25 members, and Brunson said they are loyal and work hard to bring the sport to A&M and other places around the country.