Ray Gordon still remembers the first time he got a good look at fencing even though it was many years ago.
A student at Dumbarton Middle School — then known as Dumbarton Junior High — Gordon watched with fascination as Johns Hopkins University brought some fencers in to give student a peek at what they do. It certainly caught the attention of Gordon.
“I had previously done other martial arts, and I saw the fencing and said, ‘I’ve got to try it,’” Gordon said.
Gordon took up the sport a few years later while a student at Vassar College. He competed for the school’s team all four years — the first three on the club level before it became a varsity squad — and never left it...