Metro Tacoma Fencing Club

The Home of Sport Fencing in the South Puget Sound

About Some of Our Fencers

Metro Tacoma Fencing Club (MTFC) has had a number of fencers who have been successful at this sport. Our members participate in fencing recreationally, compete in tournaments locally, and even take it to national and international levels. We want to celebrate the hours of hard work and success of a number of our fencers and their families who have done well nationally and internationally. It takes a village to develop a highly skilled athlete with a lot of support from dedicated family, hard working teammates, generous club volunteers, and patient coaches.

National medals are traditionally awarded to the top 8 finishers in an event. National events draw the very top fencers from the United States as well as from some other countries and can be as large as 400 fencers competing.


Hall of Fame: National Medals

Ketki Ketkar 3rd place cadet (U17) women's épée at the November North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Kansas City, MO. Coach Jisun Kim.

Ketki Ketkar 6th place Y14 women's épée at the November North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Kansas City, MO. Coach Jisun Kim.

Benjamin Lee 8th place junior (U20) men's foil at the November North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Kansas City, MO. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Ketki Ketkar 6th place junior (U20) women's épée at the November North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Kansas City, MO. Coach Jisun Kim.

Ketki Ketkar 8th place cadet (U17) women's épée at the October North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Milwaukee, WI. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Tobias Lee 6th place veteran (Vet40) men's épée at the Summer National Championships 2018, St Louis, MO. Coach Andrew Lee.

Gracie Kim 8th place division 3 women's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Richmond, VA. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Tobias Lee 3rd place veteran (Vet40) men's épée at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Richmond, VA. Coach Benjamin Lee.

Jessica Doyun Lee 7th place division 2 women's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Richmond, VA. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Gracie Kim 2nd place division 3 women's foil at the March North American Cup (NAC) 2018, Baltimore, MD. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Tobias Lee 7th place veteran (Vet40) men's épée at the December North American Cup (NAC) 2017, Portland, OR. Doughnuts to celebrate medal. Coach Benjamin Lee.

Kwangsuk Chung 1st place veteran (Vet40) men's foil at the December North American Cup (NAC) 2017, Portland, OR. He is his own coach.

Sofia Guerra 5th place Y10 women's foil at the Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Tobias Lee 5th place division 2 men's épée at the Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT. Coach Andrew Lee.

Tobias Lee 3rd place veteran (Vet40) men's épée at the Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT. A hot dog after hours of fencing is almost as good as a medal. Coach Andrew Lee.

Zoe Tolbert 3rd place senior women's foil team at the Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Zoe Tolbert 2nd place division 2 women's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2017, Baltimore, MD. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Zoe Tolbert 2nd place division 3 women's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2017, Baltimore, MD. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Kwangsuk Chung 1st place veteran (Vet40) men's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2017, Baltimore, MD. Coach Zoe Tolbert for this event.

Kwangsuk Chung 1st place veteran combined men's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2017, Baltimore, MD.

Sofia Guerra 3rd place Y10 women's foil at the March North American Cup (NAC) 2017, Cleveland, OH. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Andrew Lee 7th place division 1a men's épée at the December North American Cup (NAC) 2016, Richmond, VA. Coach Dana Sanford.

Zoe Tolbert 7th place division 3 women's foil at Summer National Championships 2016, Dallas, TX. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Kwangsuk Chung 1st place veteran (Vet40) men's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2016, Richmond, VA.

Kwangsuk Chung 1st place veteran combined men's foil at the April North American Cup (NAC) 2016, Richmond, VA.

Kwangsuk Chung 1st place veteran combined men's foil at the December North American Cup (NAC) 2015, Baltimore, MD.

Andrew Lee 7th place cadet (U17) men's épée at the Summer National North American Cup (NAC) 2015, San Jose, CA. Coach Dana Sanford.

Benjamin Lee 3rd place Y10 men's foil at the Summer National North American Cup (NAC) 2012, Anaheim, CA. Coach Tobias Lee.


Hall of Fame: International Competition

Benjamin Lee Coupe Du Danube 2018, Cadet (U17) men's foil, Team USA, Bratislava, Slovakia. Benjamin is getting prepared for his competition. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Gabriel Guerra Pan Am Games 2017, Youth A men's foil, Team USA, St Thomas. Gabriel was 3rd in Youth A (Y10) men's foil. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Sofia Guerra Pan Am Games 2017, Youth B women's foil and épée, Team USA, St Thomas. Sofia was 3rd in both Youth B (Y12) women's foil and épée. Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Andrew Lee Cadet Designated European Cup 2015, Cadet (U17) men's épée, Team USA, Copenhagen, Denmark. Coach Dana Sanford.