GARWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Union County fencing gym is training Olympic hopefuls. CBS2's Meg Baker reports on the niche sport and what it takes to succeed. READ MORE: Only On 2: New York’s Traffic Court To Remain Virtual Despite Other Courts Resuming In-Person Hearings The young fencers are advancing towards their Olympic dreams. "I've been fencing for 17 years. In beginning, the Olympics is kind of difficult to wrap your head around," 25-year-old Jonah Shainberg said. It's now a reality for Shainberg, who has been training with former champion fencer Aleks Ochocki at his Garwood gym, Advance Fencing and Fitness Academy. "When I was 7, I saw 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and I thought swords were really cool, so I begged my parents to sign me up to do sword fighting. They said, 'You can't. You can't be a pirate. It's not real. That's not a thing.' I was intent on proving them wrong," Shainberg said. Seventeen-year-old Jadeyn Williams is heading to the University of Notre Dame next year on a fencing scholarship. She started when she was 8 years old and says the niche sport has taught her to balance all things in life. "I definitely love how… Read full this story
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