Fencing Team, Rice Institute
William M. Rice Institute’s 1956 fencing team. The members are posed in two rows, with four students and the team coach standing and two students sitting cross-legged on a highly polished gym floor in front of the larger group. The team is posed in front of a brick wall, with a wooden chair partially visible on the left-hand side of the image. The two seated students are, from left to right, Dave Killehay and Bill Rogers. Standing from left to right are Fred Sklar, Edwin Kashy, Coach Harold Van Buskirk, Erwin Grover, and Charles Reed. The students are wearing white fencing uniforms, with their heads uncovered, and are holding their fencing swords. Coach Van Buskirk is wearing shorts, a protective shield on his right forearm, and a tee-shirt which reads “Rice Institute Physical Education Instructor”. He is holding his protective face mask under his arm. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
From 1952-1957, the Rice Institute had a competitive fencing team taught by Coach Harold Van Buskirk. Burskirk, a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 1924, 1928, and 1932, coached fencing at Rice from the 1940s-1960s.
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