It was truly amazing for a person going to there first NAC to look around and see the "whose who" of American fencing. Which is pretty amazing in itself, as I don't know who many of those people are.
I passed by several National coaches. I talked to the National women's epee coach for a while. I know her. I turn around and there is an Olympic fencer. Over there is another one getting interviewed. I watched the final sabre bout with Keeth Smart.
I watched Vet 60 women fence foil. They could hardly move. It was hard for some of them to get up and stand on the boxes to get medals. They were out there doing it though.