Austin Tam of Western University was among the 211 fencers competing on Saturday. Points earned in the Western Open count towards national rankings, so a lot of the top fencers in Ontario were present.
On Nov. 11, Western University played host to the annual Western Open Fencing Tournament, and Gazette photographer Max Mao was there to capture some of the action. Over 200 fencers from seven universities and 22 clubs gathered in Thames Hall, all vying to improve their national rankings.
The Western Mustangs posted solid performances. In the Women's Sabre event, Kayla Lambie, Kathryn Orydzuk and Victoria Edwards claimed first, second and third respectively.
On the men's side, Joe Wright finished second in the Men's Épée event and Graham Shaw finished third in the Men's Foil event.
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