Fencing Tournament Held In Augusta This Past Weekend

Pete Igel's Family Honored at Annual Swim Meet (Image 1)
Pete Igel's Family Honored at Annual Swim Meet (Image 1)

The sport of fencing has had a presence in Augusta area since the 1780's…but this weekend marked the beginning of a new era…

Augusta Fencers Club owner Rudy Volkman has spent the past year and a half renovating the old Gurley's grocery store on 5th Street and Greene Street… and this weekend, the club hosted it's first tournament at the new facility, which featured dozens of participants from around the Southeast.

Volkman has been a part of the club since the 1980's…and he says having a facility like this can only help draw more new members to the sport.

They're always teaching class at the fencing club. If you want more info, check out their website. http://www.augustafencers.com

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