There was a NAC here in April as well that Kelsa went to.
NAC's are big events with lots of people, hundreds of competing athletes, coaches, parents, vendors, teammates, spectators, referees, armorers (they fix and test the electric fencing equipment, test masks, and fix the fencing strips), the bout committee (they run the tournament and keep everyone organized), trainers, and volunteers. It is a great place to work on people distractions and walking though crowds. There are also other distractions like yelling fencers, beeping machines, food on the floor, and the sound of metal blades hitting each other. In other words a NAC is distraction heaven!
Valkyrie was great. She loved being the "morale dog" and getting to visit a lot of different people, and she didn't get upset with any of the noises. But she was so tired by the end of the day (only about 4 hours). She also got the opportunity to ride the MAX several times.
I really miss fencing and doing competitions now.
|My good friend Lacey took third in her first national tournament since she retired 4 years ago.|