On Sunday, September 11th, Encinitas Fencers competed in the first San Diego Cup event of the season. With 33 fencers in attendance, it was a large competition, and potentially a high ranked one.
James Sakaguchi fenced well against several rivals in pools, coming away with two 4-5 defeats but landing 1-5 out of pools. Michael Sakaguchi fought hard in his pool to come out even at 3-3. Coach David “Lucky” Polakoski fenced well, but could only secure a 4-2 record. All three secured byes into the second round, but tough matches for James and Michael eliminated them in the round of 32.
With some perseverance and good matchups, David Polakoski managed to make it through to the Final match, where he beat Daniel Shiffron (TTFC) 15-9 to win the gold and renew his B rating.
All fencers received points toward the San Diego Cup for participation in the event, with David Polakoski leading the series with his victory.
Great work to all who fenced, and we look forward to seeing great things from Encinitas fencers in future competitions!
Final results can be seen below, and full results can be seen at AskFRED.net