Local Fencing Club’s Student Wins Top Honors in Regional High ­School Fencing League

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Donovan Munlin, a member of Premier Fencing Alliance, finished the regular season ranked #1 in the Georgia High-School Fencing League

Coach Dimitri Kirk-Gordon and Donovan Munlin

We have more kids excited about the sport, working hard and competing — and that’s just awesome, we’re excited to be a part of it.

Donovan Munlin, a 17-year-old senior from Lassiter High School and athlete at Premier Fencing Alliance, is Ranked # 1 in the Georgia High-School Fencing League.

The league features 18 schools, including Cobb Schools like Lassiter High School and Walton High School. With hundreds of competitive students competing in 8 tournaments over it’s 5-month competitive season, it’s an honor for Munlin to top the league’s ranking in the men’s epee event.

“He’s worked really hard this year,” said Dimitri Kirk-Gordon, Munlin’s epee coach. “He’s put in a lot of time at team practices and tournaments, but also comes on his off days to Premier Fencing Alliance to keep working.”

Kirk-Gordon said he’s very proud of how Munlin progressed through the season, especially with his footwork and conditioning, key parts of this intense full-body sport.

Munlin plans to continue to train at Premier Fencing Alliance until he heads to Europe in the Fall to continue fencing training.

Kirk-Gordon says he looks forward to working with Munlin as he continues to grow as a fencer and is excited to continue working with fencers from the high-school league and from all around Georgia.

“Donovan’s success says a lot about how the sport is growing in our region,” Kirk-Gordon said. “We have more kids excited about the sport, working hard and competing — and that’s just awesome, we’re excited to be a part of it.”

About Premier Fencing Alliance

Located in the heart of Cobb County near the Big Chicken, Premier Fencing Alliance teaches all three fencing disciplines and serves fencers of all skill levels from around Metro Atlanta. Led by club owner and coach Audrey Barroso and coach Dimitri Kirk-Gordon— former Temple University and Ohio State University fencers, respectively — the club has gathered a group of passionate athletes of all ages, growing the sport regionally and achieving both regional and national results. In addition to hosting daily classes and giving private lessons, Premier Fencing Alliance partners with Kennesaw Parks and Recreation. PFA Owner Audrey Barroso also serves as head coach of the Lassiter Fencing Team.

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