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When love meets battle August 5, 2008

Posted by sallehon in Uncategorized.

By Natalie Edwards
Special to the Daily Press

Emma Peterson is used to missing stretches of days at Harvard-Westlake Middle School, doing her homework on the floors of airports, and sacrificing organized retreats and camping trips for her sport. The blond hair, pale blue eyed 14 year old travels to around 10 competitions per year, lugging with her bags of weaponry and protective gear, and usually wins medals.

Peterson is the first ranked epee fencer in the United States for her age division. Epee fencing is freestyle fencing; and the epee is a descendant of the dueling sword, a heavy, thick blade with a larger guard to protect the hands. Epee can be distinguished from the two alternative styles of foil and saber fencing by the singular dueling sword, the full-body target area, and a minimum pressure to register a touch. Epee fencing is a game of patience and strategy.

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