Leaving the Nest: Ross Ferguson

Lynn ParkerLeaving the Nest

NWFC: Ross Ferguson

We are extremely proud of our graduating fencers, and will be introducing them over the next several weeks. If you see them, wish them well in their future endeavors!

Ross Ferguson

NWFC: Ross Ferguson

One day in seventh grade, after a particularly intense lightsaber battle, Ross and his friend decided to polish their swordsmanship by trying a fencing class; Ross was hooked. In high school Ross discovered an enthusiasm for academics – matching his passion for fencing. He continued to fence 2 or 3 times a week, even when it got hard (but rarely on Wednesdays, for some reason…), though his studies remained a priority. Fencing is Ross’s ideal sport for many reasons: the simultaneous engagement of mind and body; the intensity of the 5-point bout; watching fencing at the London Olympics; and of course, NWFC, where Ross can just be himself.