James Flint of New Hope, representing the Bucks County Academy of Fencing, finished fifth in vet-70 men’s epee at the Veteran National Fencing Championships, held in Atlanta, Ga., in August.
Teammate Paul Epply-Schmidt won the national title in vet-60 men’s foil.
Both qualified to represent the U.S. in the 2021 Veteran World Championships, scheduled for January 2022 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
This is the first time in over a decade that the world competition will be held in the United States. The 2020 competition was canceled due to the pandemic and the 2019 event was hosted by Cairo, Egypt.