Then there’s the speed. It all happens so fast. A few lunges and parries — clang, clang, clang — and then somebody gets stabbed.
Well, not really stabbed. “Touched” is the proper term. There’s no blood.
Welcome to fencing, a growing sport among New Jersey high schools. It’s difference and exciting—traits that pulled Tad Lundborg in from ice hockey and David Cutler from golf. Now they are senior co-captains at Christian Brothers Academy, which is part of the newly formed United Fencing Conference.
The conference, which is recognized by the NJSIAA, is comprised of four schools: CBA, Princeton, Moorestown Friends and St. Augustine. Yes that covers a lot of geography, but it’s the start of something the Colts hope will grow.