NCAA Fencing 2004

Today and to­mor­row many of my team­mates will be pass­ing through Cleveland on a road­trip out to Brandeis University for the NCAA Fencing Championships which are this week­end. Twice this week I have been in­vit­ed to ac­com­pa­ny my team out there. ‘Adam, we can pick you up ear­ly Friday and drop you back off on Monday.’ or ‘Hey, man I’m com­ing through Cleveland to­mor­row and I’ve got an ex­tra seat.’

It frus­trat­ed me ter­ri­bly to say no. I want to go root them on, I want to be there and help them fight. We didn’t qual­i­fy the full 12 this year. Men’s épée on­ly got one in. The mid­west­ern re­gion is start­ing to get alot more com­pet­i­tive than in the past. I don’t know if we have a chance to win this year, it is al­ways so very close. I wish I was go­ing to be there with my video cam­era and I wish I was go­ing to make the end of the year video for the team as I did in the past.

I miss be­ing on a team. I miss fenc­ing with my friends. I miss team din­ners at Bruno’s and team par­ties and tail­gates. I miss the glo­ry. Now I’ve got a job in CubicleLand® and bills and ‘re­spon­si­bil­i­ty.’ I’ve al­so got to head to Indiana for my Grandmother’s 80th birth­day this week­end. That should be a good time, see­ing the fam­i­ly and all. At the same time I wish I was go­ing to be at Brandeis.

Mary, Queen of Victory, pray for us. Go Irish on three. 123.

2 thoughts on “NCAA Fencing 2004

  1. you gonna be in con­nersville this week­end? if you are give me a call. i should be around.

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