All fencers qualified through tournaments held earlier in the season. Leading the charge will be Heartland Circuit champions Preston Kirkpatrick and Bethany Dorin. Kirkpatrick, of Des Moines, will compete in Division II men's sabre on July 8 and Division III men's sabre on July 10. Dorin, of Pleasant Hill, will compete in Division II women's foil on July 9.


Also representing DMFC:


·         Jack Fitzpatrick of Des Moines, 12-and-under men's foil, July 4

·         Reid Wade of Des Moines, 12-and-under men's sabre, July 6

·         Allison Crawford of Granger, Division III women's sabre, July 9, and Division II women's sabre, July 12;

·         R. J. Lesch of Adel, veteran's men's sabre, July 12;

·         Nile Engelhardt of Waukee, who will join Kirkpatrick and Lesch in the men's sabre team event, July 9.


For more information, visit the Des Moines Fencing Club website at