09/16/11 - 10:30am
Peter Gundunas, coach for the Soldotna chapter of the Kenai Peninsula Fencing Club, was hooked on fencing decades ago. And now he’s helping local youth get hooked on the sport themselves.
One sold an Xbox to buy fencing equipment. Another is off to college, with fencing part of the program. And others are still on the Peninsula, practicing four days a week at Skyview High School.
“I could see myself doing this forever,” said Jacob Malone, a 15-year-old Skyview student.
When he can’t walk, he can fence in a wheelchair, he said.