Road to Rio: How to Qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

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With the 2015 Pan American Fencing Championships in full swing starting on April 17, 2015 the Olympic Qualification season has begun. Fencers from around the world are competing from April 2015 through April 4th, 2016 for the right to compete for Olympic glory at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. For the fencing events, a total […]

Video: 2015 Cadet and Junior World Championships

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Video of the 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World Championships from the FIE. The 2015 Cadet and Junior Fencing World championships ran from April 1st to April 9th in Tashkent Uzbekistan. For a full playlist of the entire video archive, check the 2015 Cadet & Junior World Championships Tashkent playlist on YouTube. Highlights for the USA […]

Use Fencing to Crack The Code To Getting Into Top Schools

Using fencing to get into a top college?

Cracking the Code to Getting Into Top Schools, a segment from CBS LA, is making the rounds on social media. The story centers around advice from author Pria Chatterjee, college admissions consultant and author of the book : The Dirty Little Secrets of Getting Into a Top College. In the story she highlights 8 factors that college […]

Edge of Tomorrow: An Interview with Holly Buechel

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Most people want to leave their high school years far behind them. For Director (and International USA Fencing competitor) Holly Buechel—whose High School Fencing experience lead her to a post-collegiate career in both serious documentary filmmaking and serious competitive Fencing—the last place she thought either would take her was right back where she started. Fencing […]

The Man In Black – Princess Bride 80s Music Video Parody

Princess Bride Video Parody Music Video

This one brought a big smile to my face today – a Princess Bride themed song to the tune of “You’re the Best” – the karate tournament montage from the Karate Kid. Here’s what the artist, Bonecage, had to say about this instant awesome tribute to 80s montage videos: Princess Bride + Karate Kid = […]

Gu claims gold, Homer breaks the Top 10

One week ago Bongil Gu (KOR) claimed gold at the World Cup in Warsaw, Poland and remains the #1 Men’s Saberist in the World. However the day was full of upsets for other top fencers, starting with 2nd ranked Alexey Yakimenko (RUS) being defeated in the Table of 32 by 18th ranked Mojtaba Abedini (IRI) in a […]

Zagunis claims silver, Velikaya moves up in World Rankings

This past weekend Sofya Velikaya (RUS) claimed gold at the Challenge Yves Brasseur in Ghent, Belgium. After placing behind Olga Kharlan (UKR) twice, first at the Absolute Fencing Gear New York Sabre Grand Prix in New York and then at the Coupe du Monde in Athens, Greece, Velikaya finally bested the World’s #1 Womens Sabre […]

ACC Fencers Earn 2015 Postgraduate Scholarships

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Two ACC fencers – Sarah Collins (Duke) and Gillian Litynski (UNC) earned scholarships to pursue graduate degrees after they complete their undergraduate studies. The Weaver-James-Corrigan Award is named in honor of the first 3 ACC commissioners, Jim Weaver, Bob James, and Gene Corrigan. Sarah Collins; Duke; Public Policy Studies; Fencing; Palm Harbor, Fla. A two-time […]

Talking with the US Men’s Foil Team – On Point

Videos of interviews with the US Men's Foil Team

There’s a YouTube channel providing some great content – interviews with some of the USA’s top fencing athletes and coaches. Over the past month a host of videos went live. These videos offer a view into the lives of the Olympic athletes as they compete at national and international events. This interview with Men’s Team […]

Blind Fencing – Demonstration at Junior Olympics

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USA Fencing shared a video on their Facebook page showing a demonstration of blind fencing: Post by U.S. Fencing Association. Pretty cool! I had a look and found a few more clips, including this news story from ABC News in 2010:   On his post “Learning to Fence” at the Carroll Center for the Blind, […]

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