For the first time in team history, the Christian Brothers Academy fencing team took all three squads to the 2017 NJSIAA Squad Championships this past weekend at North Hunterton High School.
CBA qualified for the squad championships through their impressive performance at the district championships, where the Colts took first in Epee, second in Saber and third in Foil. Last year, just the Epee squad qualified for this event, finishing fifth.
On a day where each CBA fencer had to take part in 19 bouts, the team continued their tear, with Epee finishing second, Foil notching fifth and Saber taking seventh.
As individuals, Tom Gana tied for first with 15 wins in the Epee B position, Peter Ferraro tied for first with 16 wins in the Foil C position and Mike Hennicke notched second in the Saber C position with 16 wins.
Christian Brothers will send both Gana and Tad Lundborg to the individual state championships next weekend, which will wrap up the schedule for the Colts.