Great article about the oldest fencer in 2018 Nationals

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  1. Strytllr

    Strytllr DE Bracket

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    Don Bone from the St. Louis Division competed this year in the 2018 Nationals at the grand old age of 83, the oldest fencer competing in the tournament. The St. Louis Post Dispatch did a great article and video highlighting him and the sport.

    I hope that I can even be walking at his age, much less giving all those young 70 year olds a run. ;) Haha!
    See the article at: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local...cle_e1a082d4-adaf-54c3-97c5-cbcefe7efce9.html

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    That was nice.

    Sabeur Victor Bianchini from San Diego is also in his 80s...maybe a year or 2 younger than Mr. Bone, who does NOT look 83.

    Then again, the late Donald Benge was only in his early 70s when he died, but looked about 800!
     
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    He doesn't act 83 either. hahaha!
     
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    I intend to be giving the 18-year-olds a run for their money at that age.
     
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    I've Saber fenced one of those 80, something year olds, he's pretty good.
     

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