Congratulations to Friends School of Minnesota alumni Emma Deschamps and Will Wharton who both took third place in their individual events at the 2013 Minnesota State High School Fencing Competition!  

Will placed third in the Junior (U20) Men’s Foil. His Twin Cities Fencing Club team took first place in the Junior (U20) Men’s Team Foil.

Emma took third place in the Junior (U20) Women’s Epee. Her St. Paul Academy women’s épeé team took second place in state and they were the grand champions overall.

Emma gets the "touch" while competing in epee at the Minnesota State
Emma Deschamps gets the “touch” while competing in épeé at the Minnesota State High School Fencing Competition.

The competition was held at The Blake School‘s middle school in Hopkins on February 23-24, 2013. It was the largest state fencing tournament in history.  A record 168 fencers from high schools and fencing clubs across the state gathered to compete for state titles in team and individual events. See all the results at askfred.net (Fencing Results and Events Database).