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Connor Poleyumptewa, Hopi, competes in the 2023 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge in Phoenix in July. (Photo/Dalton Walker/ICT)

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En Garde: Hopi teen carves his mark
Fencing has yet to catch on in Indigenous communities. Connor Poleyumptewa hopes to change that.

PHOENIX — For teenager Connor Poleyumptewa, his favorite combat sport reminds him of a complicated and extreme version of the hand game rock-paper-scissors. He must be swift with his hands and feet, and even faster with his decision-making to have any shot at winning.

By Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today November 7, 2023