Ohio State Wins NCAA Fencing Championships + Videos

Courtesy Ohio State Athletics

Ohio State won its 4th NCAA Fencing Championship title over the weekend.  The championship is the third combined (men’s and women’s) for the program, with all three coming under the direction of head coach Vladimir Nazlymov, who spent little time celebrating and remained focus on motivating his team for strong individual finishes. Ohio State won its […]

2012 NCAA Championships Field Announced

2012 NCAA Fencing Championships

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Fencing Committee has announced the field of 144 competitors that will participate in the 2012 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships. Ohio State will host the championships at the French Field House and St. John Arena, March 22-25, in Columbus, Ohio. Live coverage will be provided by […]

Princeton Nabs top Honors from the US Collegiate Squad Championships

A full house at NYU for the US Collegiate Squad Championships

Fencers from Princeton led the Tigers to a top overall team placement at the US Collegiate Squad Championships, held at NYC on February 26, 2012.  The Princeton Tigers stepped up to the podium in 4 events earning 3 golds and one silver. UPenn topped the men’s events with a gold and a silver and Princeton […]

Remembering Charlotte Remenyik – NW and OSU Coach

Remenyik in 1981.  Photo Ohio State

The Ohio State University blog posted a profile and obituary of former head coach Charlotte Remenyik, who passed away December 21, 2011. Remenyik came to the United States from Hungary after the revolution in 1956. When she arrived in Chicago with her husband she knew she wanted to teach fencing, but she had only a […]

Penn State Open continues NCAA Pre-Season

Fencers at Penn State

Fencers from NCAA schools will travel to State College this weekend for the annual Penn State Open.  The Penn State Open and Temple Open comprise the two main “pre-season” NCAA fencing tournaments before the schools gear up for the dual meet season. The DP combines the tournament coverage with their own pre-season look at Penn […]

Fencing NCAA Graduation Rates among the top

Fencers are smart.  (But we already knew that.)

The NCAA released graduation rates for the four-year period covering incoming freshmen classes from 2001-04.  Both Women’s Fencing (93%) and Men’s Fencing (86%) beat the average graduation rate of 82%.  Fencing came in behind lacrosse and skiing in this survey, but remains a top-5 sport for both men and women when tracking academic success. According […]

Temple University Brings in 4 New Fencers; Temple Open set for Nov 5th

Head coach Nikki Franke is excited about the new additions to Temple's fencing team.

Temple Women’s Fencing is back in session as the team begins the 2011-2012 season. Coming off a ninth place finish among all women’s teams at the NCAA Tournament last year, and with 10 returning athletes, the team has reason to be excited about this season. Even with all of the returning talent, a quartet of […]

Brown Fencing Raises $750k

The fencing team hopes to maintain its NCAA status at Brown

In a bid to save their fencing program from extinction, the Brown University fencing team has secured over $750,000 to save its varsity program from elimination and is banking on another $200,000 in promised pledges. In April, the Brown University Athletics Review Committee recommended that fencing, along with the women’s ski and wrestling teams be […]

World University Games starts August 13th

2011 World University Games are set for Shenzhen, China

This weekend marks the start of the fencing competitions at the 2011 Universiade, commonly referred to as the World University Games.  The Universiade is held every four years in the year preceding the Summer Olympic Games. Fencing events at the 2011 Universiade will include 12 events: individual and team versions of men’s and women’s epee, […]

Michael Aufrichtig Named Columbia Head Fencing Coach

Michael Aufrichtig was named Columbia's new fencing coach.

NEW YORK – Michael N. Aufrichtig, Chairman of the New York Athletic Club Fencing program for the past five years, has been named Head Men and Women’s Fencing Coach at Columbia University, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education announced today. “Michael is one of the most knowledgeable and well-connected figures in […]

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