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.


Hall of Fame: National Medals

National medals are traditionally awarded to the top 8 finishers in a North American Cup (NAC), Junior Olympics, and Summer National Championship events. 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.

Kwangsuk Chung
1st place veteran men's foil (April NAC 2019, Salt Lake City, UT). 1st place veteran 40 men's foil (December NAC 2017, Portland, OR). 1st place veteran 40 men's foil (April NAC 2017, Baltimore, MD). 1st place veteran combined men's foil (April NAC 2017, Baltimore, MD). 1st place veteran 40 men's foil (April NAC 2016, Richmond, VA). 1st place veteran combined men's foil (April NAC 2016, Richmond, VA). 1st place veteran combined men's foil (December NAC 2015, Baltimore, MD).

Sofia Guerra
6th place Y12 women's foil (March NAC 2019, Cleveland, OH). 5th place Y10 women's foil (Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT). 3rd place Y10 women's foil (March NAC 2017, Cleveland, OH).
Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Andersen Han
5th place division 3 men's foil (April NAC 2019, Salt Lake City, UT).
Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Ketki Ketkar
3rd place cadet (U17) women's épée (November NAC 2018, Kansas City, MO). 6th place Y14 women's épée (November NAC 2018, Kansas City, MO). 6th place junior (U20) women's épée (November NAC 2018, Kansas City, MO). 8th place cadet (U17) women's épée (October NAC 2018, Milwaukee, WI).
Coach Jisun Kim.

Mallika Ketkar
5th place division 3 women's épée (March NAC 2019, Cleveland, OH.
Coach Jisun Kim.

Gracie Kim
7th place division 2 women's foil (April NAC 2019, Salt Lake City, UT). 8th place division 3 women's foil (April NAC 2018, Richmond, VA). 2nd place division 3 women's foil (March NAC 2018, Baltimore, MD).
Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Andrew Lee
7th place division 1a men's épée (December NAC 2016, Richmond, VA). 7th place cadet (U17) men's épée (July NAC 2015, San Jose, CA).
Coach Dana Sanford.

Benjamin Lee
8th place junior (U20) men's foil (November NAC 2018, Kansas City, MO).
Coach Kwangsuk Chung.
3rd place Y10 men's foil (July NAC 2012, Anaheim, CA).
Coach Tobias Lee.

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

Paulina Lee
1st place division 3 women's foil (April NAC 2019, Salt Lake City, UT). 3rd place division 2 women's foil (April NAC 2019, Salt Lake City, UT).
Coach Kwangsuk Chung.

Tobias Lee
6th place veteran combined men's épée (April NAC 2019, Salt Lake City, UT). 6th place veteran 40 men's épée (Summer National Championships 2018, St Louis, MO). 3rd place veteran 40 men's épée (April NAC 2018, Richmond, VA). 7th place veteran 40 men's épée (December NAC 2017, Portland, OR). 5th place division 2 men's épée (Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT). 3rd place veteran 40 men's épée (Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT).
Coaches Andrew Lee & Benjamin Lee.

Brian Li
2nd place division 3 men's épée (April NAC 2019, Salt Lake City, UT.)
Coach Dana Sanford.

Zoe Tolbert
3rd place senior women's foil team (Summer National Championships 2017, Salt Lake City, UT). 2nd place division 2 women's foil (April NAC 2017, Baltimore, MD). 2nd place division 3 women's foil (April NAC 2017, Baltimore, MD). 7th place division 3 women's foil (Summer National Championships 2016, Dallas, TX).
Coach Kwangsuk Chung.


Hall of Fame: International Competition

One must register through USA Fencing to represent the United States in international competition. Depending on the age group and the event only a certain number of fencers are accepted based on their national points ranking.

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.