Like chess with muscles

Video By Mike Davis

2012 - Syracuse

Lubomir Kalpaktchiev fences. Not the kind that involves cattle. He is as adept with an ̩pp̩ as a chef is with his blade except his sport is what he calls chess with muscles. He spent much of his youth in Sofia, Bulgaria, fencing, swimming, horse riding and other sports as part of the country's Olympic training program. But a train accident forced him to focus just on fencing and he went on to join his country's National Fencing Team. He's lived in Syracuse, NY, since 1999 and now runs the Syracuse Musketeers Fencing Club.>