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Area fencers ready for Richard F. Oles Memorial Charm City Classic
Area fencers ready for Richard F. Oles Memorial Charm City Classic

There are about 12 fencers competing on the strips at the Baltimore Fencing Center in Columbia, but the noise that echoes through the building is an abrupt thud. It is the right foot of Duncan Rheingans-Yoo, who is off to the side warming up. His eyes open for a brief moment before closing, and he bobs his sword in the air as if he's a fisherman with his rod, patiently awaiting a bite. He shuffles up and down the strip, and then — thud. He drives forward, mimicking his attack on an opponent, and his right foot comes down hard on the floor. After taking up the sport only because his brother had, he says that things began to change as he improved. It was no longer merely about...

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