Four Years with HSS: 2018 in review
Another year has come and gone, and now we are celebrating the fourth birthday of Houston Sword Sports. It’s been a busy year with a lot of growth, and we are so proud of the work the club has accomplished. Take a look back with us at 2018, as we look forward to even more great stuff in 2019!
A quick overview
This year we added four new after-school programs: Saint Mary of the Purification Catholic School, Saint Cecilia Catholic School, The Post Oak School, and Mark Twain Elementary. We had four coaches go on to bigger and better things: Lauren Baker, Evan Register, Michael Dudey, and Caroline Dikibo. We also hired four new coaches: Brian Toffelmire, Julia Fowler, Hayley Gillen, and Nick Negron. We hosted six tournaments – twice as many as we hosted in 2017. Our fencers also attended more tournaments and traveled farther than they had before. Our classes and membership numbers are growing. Here are just some of our adventures from 2018.
January 27: Fencing with the Girl Scouts
February 17: Third Annual Brash Brewery Bash
March 17-18: St. Patrick’s Day Tournament
April 13: Coach Caroline’s Last Day
April 28: Oscar Woolnough at the Wheelchair World Cup
May 12: Spring School Championships
June 18: EnPointe Wireless Strip
Summer 2018: Summer Camps
August 18: Fete de Lune
September 14: First Nerd Night
September 5: Demo at HCC Stafford
September 29: South Texas Challenge
October 11: Diana Caitlin Mayerich born
October 20-21: The Swiss Open
December 1: Fall School Championships
December 16: Eureka Heights Invitational
On to 2019!
This Spring we’ve added two more schools for a total of 12, and we’re planning to add even more in the Fall. We’re also adding more summer camps in more locations. We hope you’ll make Houston Sword Sports a big part of your 2019, too.