Who let the marching band in?
Wow, what a ride! We took our Jeep in to a local auto repair shop for diagnosis of the grinding noise issuing forth from the rear end. Long story short, some bad “expert advice”, 2 days, and $350 later we were out of money to fix the truck, and the problem still remained! After spending […]
I just found that I can look at all of Connor’s fencing results online. Neat! Well, not ‘all’ – it doesn’t have the results of the Junior Olympic Championships, or the Summer Nationals, but it has all of the big Ark-La-Miss Division fencing tournaments in Shreveport and Bossier. View Connor’s Results on AskFred.netThis is a […]
Connor fences for Caddo Magnet High Fencing Team, Shreveport Louisiana Practicing lunges with Andy Shaw
Connor competed in the Junior Olympic qualifiers this weekend, and qualified in both events. He placed 5th in Under 20 Men’s Saber and took the gold in Under 17 Men’s saber!!
Connor had another really good experience at the US Fencing National Championships. They let in far fewer fencers than the Junior Olympics – I didn’t realize this was more er… “elite” or whatever. He won a bout and scored FAR More touches in each bout than he did at the JO’s, a definite improvement. There […]
We’re off – headed to the Fencing Nationals. My paycheck came through, D’s back is a little better, and it turns out Connor doesn’t need new fencing shoes or a glove afterall. WOO HOO!
Y 16 Men’s Saber Champs: Left to Right: Wesley Davis 3rd place, Coach Andy Shaw, Joseph Yates 2nd place (Silver), and….. Connor Bass 1st place (Gold) This competition was a little tougher than yesterday. 🙂 🙂 Next Stop July 3rd and 4th, Grapevine, TX for the 2009 US Fencing Summer National Championships
Connor entered the qualifier competition for the Summer National Championships in July, and took second place! This is his first fencing medal. He fenced ten bouts, and won each one up until the gold medal bout. He was defeated 15 to 12. It was CLOSE and a very exciting bout to watch. Left to right: […]
We Are Going To The Junior Olympics!!!!!!! Connor was amazing today. I’m hyperventilating and I can barely type. He qualified for the Junior Olympics in the TOUGHER competition. I think it was because he “knew” how it would go and put NO pressure on himself. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!! I have to sell my […]
Connor did well today. He placed 7th in his event. This did not earn him a spot at the Jr. Olympics, so he is a bit disappointed but he’s taking it well and mostly has the right attitude. He had a good time, and the tournament was exciting and tiring and everything else it needed […]