Congratulations to the 74 athletes from 12 different clubs across six different USA Fencing divisions who competed at the RYDER CUP RJCC at FORGE on February 4th and 5th, 2023! A total of 115 total entries with sixty male-identified athletes and fifty-five female-identified athletes participated. Link here to full results.
JR Men’s Epee: Aiden CLICK, Apex Fencing
JR Women’s Saber: Sofia NYSTROM, Nellya Fencers
JR Women’s Epee: Gloria PLAZA-GASALLA, Apex Fencing
JR Men’s Saber: Matthew CHAVES, Forge Fencing
CDT Men’s Epee: Aiden CLICK, Apex Fencing
CDT Women’s Saber: Keely CARTER, Research Triangle Fencing
CDT Women’s Epee: Reagan NIX, Fencing Sports Academy
CDT Men’s Saber: Justin MOL, Forge Fencing
Fencing Ratings Earned
Justin MOL earned his E classification in saber.
Keely CARTER renewed her E classification in saber.
Sean SLOUGH renewed his C classification in epee.
REGION 6 Referee Development
Region 6 referee development was led by Stephen Pashby and Ron Thornton. Four referees were observed for updated rating and training.
REGION 6 Saber Development
Efforts are being made by Region 6 saber coaches and leaders to provide affordable and enhanced training opportunities for developing athletes in North Carolina and surrounding states. FORGE will be co-hosting a camp with Triple Threat June 19th-23rd. Other fencers and coaches interested in joining, please contact email@example.com for team arrangements. We have housing available in walking distance and some home-stays are available athlete to athlete. For more information and to register, click here.
Local Sports Photography
Local sports photographer Rick Crank was onsite for portions of each day of the competition. Photographs can be purchased in digital image form through his website.
Thank you to the Durham Sports Commission, athletes, parents, spectators and fans supporting our event and remembering the spirit, grit, and determination Ryder embodied as a competitor. We remember fondly his fighting spirit and the community commitment needed to support lifetime athlete development.