En garde is a familiar term to Karina Wang, of Springlake, as she earned top honors in the Capitol Clash fencing competition Jan. 17.
Karina bested almost 100 other competitors to win the youth-14 Women's Foil Fencing Championship.
For her efforts, Karina was awarded a gold medal, the Jefferson Cup and a Raptor Award, along with earning points that will go toward her national ranking.
Karina, a freshman at Dulaney High School, is ranked 13th in the nation in her division and has her sights set on rising up the ranks.
Karina has been fencing for about six years at the Baltimore Fencing Center in Timonium. Her specialty is foil fencing, which...