Youth Fencing Tournament! Athletes must be current competitive members of USA Fencing. Fencers must follow the age criteria as set forth by USA fencing for each event. The Bout Committee will use the most recent classification and points lists as provided by the USA Fencing website.
This tournament is held in honor of Ned Light, a founding coach of the club whom the fencing community lost to cancer in 2011. Ned was a varsity fencer at Duke University, founder of Triangle Fencing Club, and a huge supporter of youth fencing in North Carolina. When Mid-South opened its first location in Durham in 2008, Ned brought his club to Mid-South to help kick-start the development of a competitive youth saber program in Durham. Many of Ned's students have earned national recognition and went on to compete with varsity collegiate teams across the country.