Ten-year-old boy adds another prize to his considerable array.
Jack Woods, 10, of Maplewood, won the silver medal in the Youth 12 year and under Men's Foil event against 225 elite fencers at the Summer Nationals in Anaheim, CA. Jack, who studies under Coach Serge Vashkevich at the New Jersey Fencing Alliance, has criss-crossed the country for dozens of competitions and won numerous awards. "When I started fencing, I thought of it as knights fighting dragons," Woods said this past spring. "I just like the whole style and how you move on the strip. I like the idea and it has a beat to it." The young athlete practices fencing five to six days a week.