Capping off a successful career as a high school fencer, Wilton’s Ian Sanders took home the Gold medal in men’s epee fencing at the 29th annual Nutmeg State Games. This win marks the second straight year Sanders has brought home the gold.
The fencing competition was held at Candlewood Fencing Center in Danbury on July 30. Sanders, an A level fencer and 2017 graduate of Wilton High School, had been seeded 4th of 42 men entered, and won his final direct elimination bout 15-10.
The Wilton teen completes regularly at national competitions and was the youngest of 12 men selected to represent the USA at the World Cup in Paris, France in May of this year. Sanders will be an NCAA DV3 athlete fencing for NYU this fall.
The Nutmeg State Games is the largest, amateur, multi-sport sporting event in Connecticut, celebrating its 29th Anniversary of uniting Connecticut’s residents in the common bond of amateur sport and Olympic spirit. This year, 7,500-plus athletes ages 6-18 will compete in 22 different sport offerings.