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At last year’s Nationals in San Jose, I was able to sit down with George Nonomura and chat about his fencing career. Now, George is, and has always been, one of the nicest, friendliest people around. So when I posed the question about who might have been his nemesis...
The woman to beware of is, as mentioned, the great Helene Mayer. To say that her competitive record is impressive is an understatement.
Regular readers will be familiar with the many tales told herein of Charles Selberg, himself a graduate of SF State (BA ’57, MA ’60). Selberg had his fencing beginnings at SF State under the tutelage of Erich Funke.
We caught up with George Nonomura at the US Nationals this past summer. I’ll let George take it from here:
We’re back at the 1958 Pacific Coast Championships. This time out, we’ve got the Women’s Foil Finals, pitting Olympic teammates Janice Lee York-Romary against Maxine Mitchell.
As we here at The Archive continue to mine the amazing things found in the trove acquired from Heizaburo Okawa, I find myself drawn to the filmed elements we had transferred to digital.