2004 Toth Fencing Tournament - September 26, 2004 Page 1 of 1
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Joe (on the left) & Mike, a fellow member of the Pikes Peak Fencing League, do some warmup sparing before the competition in the 2004 Toth Memorial Fencing Tournament at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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Joe (on the left) & Mike, a fellow member of the Pikes Peak Fencing League, do some warmup sparing before the competition.
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Joe's (on the left) first bout in the poules.
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Joe ultimatly wins his first bout 5-2.
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Joe (on the left) parries off an attack from his opponent (an Air Force Cadet) in his second bout in the poules.
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Joe (on the left) fences an Air Force Cadet in his second bout of the poules, as another fencer looks on.
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Joe (on the left) gets an "off target" touch on his opponent, an Air Force Cadet. To count, a touch must be in the target area - the vest.
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Joe wins his second bout 5-3 as both opponents end the match with the traditional handshake as the Director looks on.
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As Joe and his opponent prepare for Joe's third bout, they perform the traditional salute which starts each match, as the Director sets his timer. Joe lost this bout 1-5.
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Joe (on the left) in his fourth bout of the poules, which he eventually wins 5-3.
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Joe (on the right) parries off an attack from his opponent in Joe's fifth bout of the poules.
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Joe (on the right) and his opponent get entangled during Joe's fifth bout of the poules.
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Joe (on the right) is just one point away from losing this bout --- but wait -- there's more!
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Hooray!! Joe, the "Come Back Kid", wins 4-5, as the fencers approach for the traditional hanshake that ends each bout.
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Joe's opponent is so distraught over losing the bout in a come-from-behind victory, that he loses his head!
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A fencer has her weapon repaired by the Armorers (Don and Gary from the PPFL), as our group relaxes in the background.
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Mom, KT and the guys (Joe, Mark, & Mike) from The Pikes Peak Fencing League relax after the end of the poules and before the Direct Elimination (DE) bouts.
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KT soothes Joe, as he takes a well deserved break between bouts.
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Mark (on the right) of PPFL in his first DE bout.
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Mark (on the right) of PPFL wins his first DE bout 5-15.
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Joe (kneeling) has his weapoon tested in preparation for his first DE bout.
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Joe (on the left) just scored his 5th point in his first DE bout - off to a good start.
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Joe (on the left) parries off an attack in his first DE bout.
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Joe wins his first DE bout by a shut out 15-0. His opponent takes the loss with grace.
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Joe (on the left) can't believe he just got stabbed, and is losing 5-9 in his second DE bout.
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Joe (on the left) made a strong come back to tie the score 9-9 in his second DE bout.
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Joe (on the left) is one point away from winning his second DE bout in a very close match.
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Joe's opponent (on the right) makes a last minute come back to tie the score once again to 14-14. It's now "sudden death", as each fencer is one touch away from winning the bout.
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Joe gets the final point to win his secon DE bout 15-14 --- whew!!!
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After being eliminated by losing his third DE bout, Joe joins his fellow PPFL members, Mark & Mike, to watch the final bouts of the tournament. Joe finished in 8th place out of 27 fencers in men's foil, thus earning a C ranking.

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