July 11, 2013
Fulton-Montgomery Community College Associate Professor of Biology Michael McDarby recently finished 5th at the U.S. Fencing Association Summer Nationals held in Columbus, Ohio. McDarby competed in the Veterans 60-Men’s Foil against 36 competitors, many who have gone to the World Championships as members of the Veteran National team. The world championships are, after the Olympic Games, the most prominent international competition in the sport of fencing. Contestants may participate in foil, epée, and sabre events.
McDarby has been fencing since 1977 and has been the College’s Fencing coach for 23 years. “This was the first Veteran’s event I’ve competed in; I haven’t competed in a national-level event in several years,” states McDarby. “I think I did pretty well for my first time in this competition.”