FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ The co-founder and coach of Fargo's fencing club is heading to Puerto Rico after being named the head coach of the U.S. teams in the Cadet and Junior Pan American Championships.
Thirty-year-old Enrique Alvarez began fencing when he was 14 years old and growing up in Spain. He said that he didn't want to fence and argued with his mother about it, but he joined up when a friend did and now is a certified master.
Alvarez fenced competitively for six years before switching to coaching. He came to Fargo to get an electrical engineering degree at North Dakota State University and in 2010 co-founded the Fargo-Moorhead Fencing Club. It now has 45 fencers ages 7 and up, including a high school team with 15 members.