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SPA Fencing boasts another strong finish at State Championships

Spartan Fencing closed out the 2021-22 season on a high note at the Minnesota State High School Fencing Championships on February 26-27. In the team competition, mens' and womens' fencing both finished in the top three in the state, with the boys finishing second and the girls finishing third overall. Individually, Mason Brooks '22 took home a first-place finish in men's epee.

At State, Spartan fencers competed in women's foil, women's epee, women's saber, men's epee, men's foil, and men's saber. Individual finishes included: 

  • Women's saber: Halle Cowgill '24 (7th place); Nora Shaughnessy '24 (5th place)
  • Men's saber: Will Anderson '22 (14th place); Soren Miller '23 (15th place); William Moran '23 (4th place); Andy Rose '22 (5th place)
  • Women's epee: Val Chafee '22 (6th place); Noa Ní Aoláin Gross '22 (22nd place); Belle Weng '25 (15th place); Annie Zhang '25 (11th place)
  • Men's epee: Mason Brooks '22 (1st place); Milan Mishra '25 (5th place); Maik Nguyen '24 (8th place)
  • Women's foil: Claire Kim '24 (5th place); Audrey Peltier '27 (28th place); Maddie Wright '27 (31st place)
  • Men's foil: Allan Wang '26 (12th place); Ethan He '26 (49th place)

In addition to the individual competition, the SPA team placed in the top ten in every team event:

  • Women's foil: 5th place
  • Women's epee: 4th place
  • Women's saber: 2nd place
  • Men's epee: 2nd place
  • Men's foil: 9th place
  • Men's saber: 3rd place


Overall, Spartan fencing placed second overall in the men's competition and third overall in women's competition. These scores were calculated by tallying all of the points from each fencer who competed in state competition over the weekend. Overall results include:

  • Men's epee: 1st place
  • Women's epee: 3rd place
  • Men's foil: 11th place
  • Women's foil: 3rd place
  • Men's saber: 2nd place
  • Women's saber: 3rd place

Congratulations SPA fencing and go Spartans!