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It’s half-way through summer and we’ve been busy! We still have six more summer camps to go…

Over the July 4th holiday Mid-South Fencers’ Club members and staff spent 10 grueling days competing against top clubs across our nation. How did our fencers fare with club across the country?

Phoebe Todd in action on the right.

Top 8 Individual Results

BRONZE – Tammy JACKSON – Vet-60 Women’s Foil

BRONZE – Carl BADGER – Vet-60 Men’s Sabre

5th – Jeff KALLIO – Vet-40 Men’s Sabre

6th – Stephen PASHBY – Vet-40 Men’s Sabre

7th – Tom BRYAN – Vet-40 Men’s Foil

Top 16 Individual Results

10th – Sky MILLER – Junior Women’s Sabre

14th – Iman TUCKER – Cadet Women’s Sabre

16th – Krish MEHTA – Youth 12 Men’s Sabre

Top 32 Individual Results

17th – Marcus LANG – Vet-50 Men’s Epee

17th – Stephen PASHBY – Vet-40 Men’s Foil

20th – Kevin ZHOU – Division III Men’s Sabre

21st – Tammy JACKSON – Vet-60 Women’s Epee

22nd – Lauren DUNSEATH – Division II Women’s Epee

26th – Connor WOODWARD – Youth 12 Men’s Sabre

Parent pride!

Individual Breakout Results

Spencer Hill in Youth 10 Men’s Sabre finished 10th out of pools in a field of 108 fencers and 33rd overall at his first National Championships. Phoebe Todd, also attending her first championships, finished 59th out of 201 fencers in Youth 14 Women’s Sabre and 115th in Cadet Women’s Sabre. Kevin ZHOU was our overall standout fencer competing in six events with solid results across the board: 118th in Juniors, 111th in Cadets, 66th in Youth 14, 20th in Division III and 52nd in Division II. Iman Tucker completed the tournament with her highest finish to date earning her first Cadet National Points with a 14th place finish. No one can come away from this summer nationals without talking about Krish Mehta. During epic direct elimination bouts Mehta finished his first national championships with a 16th place finish. He just kept adapting and winning, it was quite extraordinary to witness! Tammy Jackson earned her “C” rating in women’s foil with her bronze finish, barely missing the World Championship Team.

Tammy with a huge smile with Coach Pashby after a big day!

Other Tournament Victories

Anna Schikore after just missing the cut for direct eliminate rounds two events in a row came out 42nd in her last event out of pools, not only making the direct elimination round, but finishing 65th overall in Division 3 Women’s Sabre. The entire Youth 12 Men’s Sabre team showed their depth and hard work over the season: Krish Metha 16th, Connor Woodward 26th, Ari Etin 44th, Kushal Hiremath 112th, Guillaume Preud’Homme 191st. Many watching parents and coaches were tearing up as they witnessed their children strive and thrive in difficult and new situations. (You just can’t help it!)

 Team Results

Always entertaining, our Veteran Sabre Team “The Marauders” and “Marauders Part Deux” finished 5th and 6th respectively in a field of 10 teams. Our Veteran Foil Team (with Doug Griswold from Apex Fencing Academy) finished 9th in a field of 13 teams. Sky Miller’s Senior Women’s Sabre Team “East Coach SWAG” won the National Championship title with decisive victories all day out of 14 teams. Lauren Dunseath (Senior Women’s Epee), Marcus Lang (Veteran Men’s Epee), and Tammy Jackson (Veteran Women’s Epee) also contributed to composite teams, finishing 15th out of 18 teams, 6th out of 15 teams, and 5th out of 16 teams respectively.

Special Congratulations to Ari Etin – Winner of the Connor Porter Memorial Scholarship

I come to practice one day,

The world’s puppet, I am

Tired, wanting everyone to keep away.

Carelessly, I fight, I might win, then

I have hurt someone today

 

I come to practice again,

Sorry for my actions, I sneak away

Hide in a den

I fight but don’t think, I lose

An opportunity to grow today

 

I come to a clinic just after brunch.

Want to recoup the time I have lost

Cut out all emotion, realizing it cost too much,

So I worked… no, I toiled, in my sweat

Very little bloomed

 

I come now with all I the joy I can bring,

Going to help others who suffered from me.

For myself I might not do much,

I work with others,

Helping them and such

 

And we laugh,

And we learn,

And before I am done,

We have gone from a stumble,

To an advance lunge

 

I look forwards,

To practice again,

And to work with more people.

And as I help them improve

They help me too.

Ari’s reflections:

This poem, though not exactly a recounting of any specific event, is a combination of a few experiences that I have had during my time fencing. Specifically, it describes the ones that highlight my attitude and how it has affected those I have interacted with. I chose the mode of a poem because it best reflected the progression of my emotional growth. When I started fencing, I was quite hard on myself and, as I didn’t control my emotions well, often let out my negativity on others. As I progressed, my coaches helped me work on channeling my emotions in a positive direction. Eventually, I figured out that by helping others with their fencing, I could achieve this goal while improving my own fencing. Below is an example of one such recent experience.

A couple of months ago, our club had a new, middle-aged gentleman join. He had a grasp of the basics (advancing, retreating, and lunging), and was working on putting them together. He was eager to learn and I was just as ready to work with him. When bouting time came around, I chose to partner with him. We worked on keeping the hand moving forwards and on the advance lunge – in the box basics. By the end of the night he had a solid grip on both techniques. A few weeks later, he brought his son in, and I worked with him too. Now they both feel welcome in the club and have a strong enthusiasm for fencing. From experiences like this, I have developed a more positive and cooperative attitude in all aspects of my life.

Congratulations Ari!

Thank You and Well Done!

Mid-South Fencers’ staff would like to congratulate all of the fencers who competed and highlight the first time competitors for this event. These are the people who helped make our participation the largest yet with thirty Mid-South fencers competing: 

Anna Schikore
Eric Huang
Lauren Dunseath
Markus Lang
Neila Huang
Spencer Hill
Doya Wunnava
Elina Wunnava
Ari Etin
Krish Mehta
Kushal Hiremath
Phoebe Todd
David Fort

Thank you team for creating wonderful memories for us to conclude this season. Fans, we appreciate you! Check out our weekly updated Summer 2019 Facebook Album here for more photos. 

Jeff, Stephen, Chris, Mike and Jen

Y-12 hard workers – watch out for this crew!

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NC Fencing clubs and coaches, it’s time to submit your requests for sanctioned events. Please submit your requests to schedules@gmail.com by August 1st.

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On July 31, 2019, USA Membership (competitive and non-competitive) MUST be renewed. USA Fencing member club policy requires all students at USA Fencing member clubs to be either compoetitive or non-competitive members of USA Fencing. Any FIRST TIME competitive or non-competitive member whose dues were paid after April 1, 2019 shall be entitled to a […]

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Thank you for everything Coach. https://twitter.com/accnow/status/1149755723397705731 …

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June 8th marked the final tournament of the 9 tournament inaugural Novice Cup season. We at Apex Fencing Academy would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone that participated and to the coaches, referees, volunteers, family and friends. Without your support this series would not have been as successful as it was. How successful was it you ask, well read on…

The Novice Cup began with the goal to give fencers with less than 2 years of competitive experience an opportunity to compete locally, earn points, and be recognized for their competitive achievements. Events were held for men & women’s Y10/Y12 foil, senior mixed epee, senior men’s foil and senior women’s foil. These events were open to all, but points were tracked for fencers with 2 years or less of competitive experience.

The first event was held on September 29th. Seven boys competed in the Y10/12 men’s foil, 4 girls in Y10/Y12, 3 in senior mixed epee, 9 in senior men’s foil and 12 in senior women’s foil. Without knowing what to expect, we were happy and called it a success.

Setting the schedule, we knew that we wanted to involve the students completing our introductory classes. Our introductory classes last 8 weeks and take you from an absolute beginner to a novice fencer with an understanding of the basics: etiquette, advance, retreat, lunge, parry, reposte, priority & scoring. Syncing the tournament schedule with the class schedule minimized one barrier of entry to the sport and allowed the newest fencers to try a taste of competition at home. The numbers in the second event confirmed this: Y10/12 men’s – 19, Y10/12 women’s – 8, senior mixed epee – 8, senior men’s foil 19, and senior women’s foil 10. Wow, many events doubled in size!

But that’s only the beginning; numbers kept climbing throughout the season. The full results are on our web page. Just to give you a flavor, here are the numbers for the Y10/Y12 men’s foil: 7, 19, 8, 24, 26, 16, 19, 17 & 23. In total, 60 Y10/Y12 boys with less than 2 years’ experience competed in a least one event during the season. Half of those youngsters competed in 2 or more tournaments. And two of those boys, Ben Rose & Yantao Wang competed in all 9! Amazing!

Numbers were strong in the other age groups too:

  • 25 in Y10/12 women’s foil: 4, 8, 3, 9, 8, 9, 10, 3 & 11
  • 19 in senior mixed epee: 3, 8, 6, 6, 11, 11, 3, 4 & 5
  • 43 in senior men’s foil: 9, 19, 13, 23, 20, 12, 13, 6 & 14
  • 19 in senior women’s foil: 12, 10, 6, 9, 9, 6, 2, & 5

That’s over 160 fencers with less than 2 years of competitive experience. Amazing! Never in our wildest dreams did we think we would draw the numbers you see above. These fencers came from across North Carolina to compete in these tournaments – Charlotte, Wilmington, New Bern, Durham, Chapel Hill and of course Apex.

So, after 9 tournaments, the numbers are in and here are the winners of the inaugural 2018-2019 Novice Cup. Each of these fencers received a trophy and their name was added to a plaque displayed at Apex Fencing Academy memorializing their accomplishment:

  • Y10/Y12 men’s foil: Aiden Click & Tusker Robbins, both from Apex Fencing Academy
  • Y10/Y12 women’s foil: Catherine Zulueta, Apex Fencing Academy
  • Senior mixed epee: Ethan Horelano, Apex Fencing Academy
  • Senior men’s foil: Jeremy Wang, Apex Fencing Academy
  • Senior women’s foil: Victoria Schmidt, Research Triangle Fencing

Congratulations to our winners and to all of the competitors this season! Full results are here.

Next season, some of the competitors will age out of their category, and move up to the senior division. Others will have more than 2 years of competitive fencing under their belt. In any case, we hope to see everyone back next season. Don’t worry if you have more than 2 years of competitive experience; you can still compete in these tournaments, but your results won’t be calculated for the Novice Cup. Stay tuned for next season’s announcement and schedule. We hope to see you all there!

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North Carolina Fencing by Ncfencingadmin - 1w ago

Mid-South Fencers’ Club in downtown Durham, NC is seeking to fill these positions for the 2019-2020 season: 

Fencing Coach

Full to part-time salary and/or hourly position(s) open until filled. Must have strong communication skills, ability to work with a diverse age population, have a driver’s license and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Experience working and building up youth fencers in a collaborative environment is a must. Saber experience preferred, but not required. Must be Safesport certified. 

Front Desk Manager

Part-time employee able to work most afternoons from 3:30pm-9pm, M-F, and some weekends, including regular Saturday mornings. Average weekly work hours vary, but is usually about 20 hours per week. We pay a living wage, currently $13.35 an hour. Must have strong computer skills and customer service experience. Fencing knowledge helpful, but not necessary. Must pass background check and able to be Safesport certified.

Fitness Trainer (Contract Employee)

Seeking athletic trainer suitable for elite athlete training 9:30-10:30am Saturday mornings. We are willing to negotiate the use space to build your own personal training clientele in the day and evenings. Must pass background check and be able to be Safesport certified. 

Please email: jen@midsouthfencersclub.org resume and cover letter by August 1, 2019. 

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Congratulations to Crystal, Tobin, Jessica, Allie, Ashlyn and everyone at @USWNT! Back-to-back #FIFAWWC champions!

#GoHeelsGoAmerica #USA pic.twitter.com/SgyGChhKV3

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Tomorrow is Fourth Friday and Coach Gerhard will be in the Downtown area before Fourth Friday classes. Coach will be in the fencing room as early as 5:30pm (maybe as early as 5pm), on Friday, June 28, 2019, for anyone that wants to fence or get lessons. I’ll continue to give lessons until 6:30 when […]

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Find us on the competition floor at this banner!

Columbus, Ohio – Thirty members of Mid-South Fencers’ Club, located in downtown Durham, NC, are set to compete over the July 4th holiday in a record setting ten day championship event. Good luck team!

Name Events
Anna Schikore D2WS, D3WS, CDTWS
Carl Badger Vet60MS, VTMMS
Eric Huang Vet50MS, VTMMS
James Dobbins Vet50MS, VTTMS
Joe Mclaughlin Vet60MS, VTMMS
Lauren Dunseath D2WE, STMWE
Markus Lang Vet50ME
Neila Huang Y10WS
Spencer Hill Y10MS
Tammy Jackson Vet60WE, Vet60WF, D3WE, D3WF, VTMWE
Doya Wunnava Y10WS
Elina Wunnava Y12WS, Y14WS
Xavier Preud’homme Vet50ME, Vet50MS, Vet50MF, VTTMMF
Tom Bryan Vet40MF, VTMMF
Ari Etin Y12MS, Y14MS
Connor Woodward Y12MS, Y14MS
Iman Tucker JRWS, CDTWS, D2WS
Jeff Kallio v40MS, VTMMS
Kevin Zhou Y14MS, CDTMS, JRMS, D3MS, D2MS
Krish Mehta Y12MS, Y14MS
Kushal Hiremath Y12MS
Luis Cox Y14MS, CDTMS
Matthew Chaves Y14MS, CDTMS, JRMS
Phoebe Todd Y14WS, CDTWS
Sky Miller JRWS, D1WS, STTM
Skyler Hoffman JRMS
Stephen Pashby V40MS, V40MF, VTMMS, VTMMF
Elle Carrasco Y12WS, Y14WS
Guillaume Preud’homme Y12MS
David Fort Y14MS

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