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 […]

Brown may cut NCAA Fencing program

Coach Atillo Tass observes a fencing bout.  Photo via Brown University

Brown University fencing alumni have started to organize to save the fencing program following the release of a committee report recommending the elimination of the school’s fencing, wrestling, and ski teams. The Athletics Review Committee recommended that the school eliminate the men’s and women’s fencing teams along with the wrestling and women’s ski teams and […]

Northwestern Men’s Team Captures Gold, Repeat as USACFC National Champions.

NU's Men's Fencing Team celebrates

The Northwestern Men’s Club Fencing Team won the 2011 United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC) National Championships.  The competition was held at the University of Chicago. The NU Men’s team captured its 4th title (2003, 2005, 2010, and 2011), the most of any school, and the first back-to-back title ever in the nation. […]

Columbia fencing coach to retire

George Kolombatovich - photo IvyLeagueSports.com

George Kolombatovich plans to retire from Columbia University after 33 years as the fencing coach.  Hailed as the “end of an era,” Kolombatovich begain at the university in 1979.  His run as coach saw some of Columbia’s most exciting and productive years in fencing, bringing home 17 Ivy League titles for the men and 8 […]

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