Garwood fencers bring home Gold, Silver and Bronze from North American Cup

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Kansas City, Missouri hosted the November North American Cup for Cadets (U-17) and Juniors (U-20). Garwood’s Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy (AFFA) student athletes participated in the Nov. 27-30 competition with the intention to up their rankings as National Team selections pass the halfway mark.

In the Cadet Women’s Saber event, AFFA student and Tenafly resident Martha Merriam defeated teammate and Cranbury resident Zara Moss to make the medal round. Merriam, ranked second in the U.S. in this division had a strong performance in the group stages going undefeated. Moss went 5-1 which led to the early draw. In the quarterfinal, Martha defeated Edith Johnson of Georgia 15-10 followed by Mikaela Avakian of Southern California 15-11 in the semifinal. In the gold medal match, Merriam fenced a close bout to Miranda Gieg…

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