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CRLS Staff Member Wins Fencing Gold at North American Cup

CRLS Staff Member Wins Gold Award in Fencing Tournament
Posted on 05/07/2018
angelica briskCongratulations to Angelica Brisk, Media Arts Teacher and CRLS Fencing Coach, for her recent Gold Medal performance. During April vacation Angelica Brisk, coach of Falcon Fencing, flew down to Richmond, Virginia to participate in the North American Cup with women competing from all over North America. She came back with gold in the Vet 40-49 Women’s Epee event earning an A rating and a good seeding for the national championship in July. “This was my best result by far, but the best part of the day was feeling coachable which is a topic of great interest to me.” She is now ranked fourth in the country.

Brisk took up fencing after her youngest daughter urged her to start 8 years ago. Both her kids were fencing and she felt like there was no time to exercise so she started taking classes for adults at Bay State Fencers. “I never thought I would compete, but now I can't imagine not competing. It's so much fun. And the women who are competing are fierce.” Now she trains four days a week at Olympia Fencing Center in Cambridge with her coach, Daniel Hondor.

angelica finalsFor Brisk one of the best moments of the tournament was bumping into Annalise Jacobson, foil captain for Falcon's Fencing next year. After two years on the high school team, Annalise has begun to train and compete year round. “It’s great sharing this sport with CRLS students. Making fencing accessible to more kids in Cambridge, kids who might not have seen themselves as athletes in the past, is a big part of what Athletic Director Tom Arria, Coach George and I want to do.”