They call themselves "The Little Engine that Could" and at the Connecticut State High School Fencing Championships earlier this month, they proved that they've earned that title.
Members of the Cheshire High School fencing team, a team that is independently funded, took home a championship on March 9 with a title run at the championship tournament in North Haven. For the group of young men, it was a show in what teamwork and hard effort can do said Michelle Noel.
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"Cheshire is the only team out of the top eight teams in the state that qualified for the epee championship tournament that does not rely on paid coaches or receive any funding from their school," Noel said.
The team of Joe Noel, Michael Milici, Jon Rasimus, Blake Wetmore, and junior varsity member Tyler Gavitt put on a show on their way to first place.
What makes the team unique, however, is that they were able to do so without any public funding.
Noel said the Cheshire Fencing Team is always happy to welcome new members, grades seven to twelve, interested in learning the sport. Equipment is available to borrow for those who want to give it a try.
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