The Dartmouth men's club fencing team captured the school's first ever National Championship last Month in Hartford, Connecticut. Dartmouth beat the U.S. Military Academy by the slimmest of margins, ten points, for the title. Nearly 40 men's teams competed in the event, including four-time champion Northwestern University.
"It's an amazing feeling," says Dartmouth Captain Dave Seliger.
While most club teams have a head coach, The Big Green accomplished this goal without one.
"Even the club teams have coaches," says Scott Brookes, a Dartmouth Sophomore. "We drove ourselves to the venue. No busses."
The team makes up for the lack of a coach by pr acting hard, two hours a day, five days a week.
"We're not only fencers, but we're coaches and instructors," says Peter Horak, a Dartmouth Sophomore and Norwich, VT native. "Everybody is helping everybody else."
It's a National Championship team where members play "duel" roles.
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