Best I can tell more or less all three weapons at different times. He was one of the "kids" (teens) that Bob Shelby described as among those who fenced "guts sabre" when their coaches were not looking.
Off the top of my head... Houston in the 1950s-1960s
Maybe Corpus briefly during the 1970s
Harlingen area sometime in the 1980s or early 1990s (Greg Dilworth's bio cites him as his first coach while in that area)
Back in Houston fencing at Salle Sebastiani during its brief run (1977-1982)
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2008 9:37:20 GMT -6 by schlager7
Post by katyblades on Jan 28, 2008 14:30:58 GMT -6
You should talk to Oscar, because the South Texas division hosted a tournament in his honor until recently. He fenced all three weapons, and died appproximately 1990 from Lupus (sp?). I have stories, but they are mine.
Ken Hogan was a 3 weapon fencer that I met in the late 70's and fenced with until his health failed in the late 80's. He was a true gentleman and scholar. I remember fencing him at the 78-79? Sectional championships in sabre and winning. He asked me how long I had been fencing and was surprised to hear that I had been fencing less than a year. After that Ken took me under his wing and we usually made a point of having a beer together after meets in the coming years. Ken bought my celebratory beer and a plate of escargo the day I got a "C" in foil. I also owe my fondness of Mozart to Ken. His last tournament that I remember was a small affair that I had organized in Bastrop, TX., mostly remembered by those that attended because of a celebrity fencer-- Bruce Dickenson of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Ken had lost a lot of weight and had only enough stamina to beat me at foil. Oscar B fenced Bruce to take the trophy.
Ken's passing left a hole in the comraderie of our fencing circle.
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