It is a happy and rare day that one of your students becomes a national champion. On July 10, 2017, Erika Chin won the Youth12 US National championship over a strong field of 110 girls. She had to fight back, behind several times, but succeeded bout after bout. Her consistent training, building up speed and endurance helped pave the way. We must also thank her family that supported her at numerous competitions throughout the country that built up her confidence.
On the same day, same event, Alexandra Lee took third place. She also had several difficult bouts along the way, and missed fencing her teammate in the final by just one touch.
Great day for Halberstadt’s sabre fencers – congratulations!