Grace Buchanan, fencing coach to the Fencing League at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, competed at the 14th annual Fete de Lune veterans' fencing tournament, held Saturday in the Gilruth Center at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Veteran fencing competitions refer to events restricted to fencers age 40 and above. The competition this Saturday featured fencers from Houston, Galveston, San Antonio, Round Rock, Dallas, Shreveport, and Oklahoma.
Buchanan competed in the Women's Foil, Women's Epee, Women's Sabre and Mixed Sabre events.
Mixed events allow competitors of either gender to compete.
Buchanan took third place in the Women's Epee and Women's Sabre events. Buchanan, who first competed as a student at Texas State University, then Southwest Texas State University, previously operated the Coastal Bend Fencing Society in Robstown.