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My first Division 1 event was…

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

October NAC at the Richmond Convention Center

October NAC at the Richmond Convention Center.

Last week I told you that I was going to participate in my first Division 1 Women’s Sabre event and promised to let you know how it went. Let me start off by giving you a rundown of last week…

Monday: I’m going to have fun in this event! I have some basic goals set and I’m as ready as I can be!

Tuesday: I totally suck at fencing and I can’t believe I’m going to put myself through the shame of competing in Division 1!

Wednesday: It’s going to be ok. Everyone freaks out when they move up a level. It won’t be so bad.

Thursday: I didn’t have time to practice bout at all today because of stuff going on at the club (lessons, etc)! I’m going to get totally destroyed!

Friday: It’s time to fly to Richmond. It’s showtime!

Saturday: I’m watching all of this great fencing! I’m inspired to do well!

Sunday: I totally sucked in Division 2 today (ended up 60th out of 114 fencers and was originally seeded 35th). How on earth do I think I will be able to compete against the country’s best female fencers if I can’t do well in Division 2??

For Monday I’ll show you the progression of Facebook posts I made about the event.

Kate Sierra at Greater Richmond Convention Center