Repeating his performance from September 2016, Encinitas Fencing Academy's Head Coach David "Lucky" Polakoski took first place in the opening tournament of the 2017-2018 season of the San Diego Cup Open series! 

After a season of near-misses in the 2016-2017 season, Coach Lucky managed to finally snag his "A" rating in the first San Diego Open tournament of the new season. After a slow start to the day with a 3-2 record in pools, Lucky managed to gather himself and turn his performance around in the Elimination rounds with the help of Doug Taylor as strip coach. Facing 3 A-rated fencers on his way to the final match, an incredible amount of work and some favorable matchups led to handy victories. Only one fencer cracked double-digits against Lucky, who had scores of 15-3, 15-8, 15-9, 15-12, and 15-7 by the end of the day. Congratulations to Lucky, and a big thanks to all at the club who push him to be better every day. 

Full results can be found at Coach Lucky currently stands atop the San Diego Cup Sr Points List