today i have wasted. entirely. it's pretty fuckin sad.
 apparently they dont have ac, they have some air exchange thingamabob. since it was fairly warm outside, the doohicky was not performing very well (it wasnt as hot outside as inside, mind you, just enough to confuse it). so it was, i would guess, high 90s in there. not the best temp for athletic performances in heavy outfits. a couple people on the team almost fainted, and i'm sure i would have if i'd kept going.
 the way this tourny worked was each team gets 3 fencers, ranked in order of ability (by their coach, it's not official). and each letter group is pooled against itself. so she was against people 2 orders of skill higher than herself, adn ended up being 1 touch short of going on to the finals