HILLSBOROUGH — The NC State Fencing Championship Final was held at Orange County School in Hillsborough on Feb. 11. Elkin participated in the competition with the Ladies A team winning first runner-up against nine other schools, and the Men’s A team winning first place in its division.
Lady Elks senior Dakota Dudley-Doss won first place seating, and junior Bianka Soos placed fifth in the Ninth Division of the State Championship.
From the men’s A team, senior Drake Bogart placed first runner-up seating, Patrick Soos placed third, Avery Wood placed 10th and Daniel Soos placed 15th in the Ninth Division of the State Championship.
On Feb. 18 at the Simpkins Center in Greensboro, the Individual Championships were held. More than 100 fencers throughout North Carolina came together and lasted more than 12 hours on the court. Bianka Soos won third place, and Dudley-Doss won fourth place in the women’s division.
In the men’s division Bogart placed first, Daniel Soos placed second, Brandon Debord placed fifth, Patrick Soos place sixth, and Avery Atwood placed ninth.
The Elkin Fencing Team expressed thanks Walter Triplette for the time spent coaching the team throughout high school and the many championships that came along.