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Summer 2018 will be crackling with energy! Here’s¬†an outline of what we have planned¬†week by week: JUNE Our current¬†Academy Class and Practice Schedule¬†continues throughout the entire month of June with the exception of our Homeschool Academy class, which will end the last week of May.¬† Academy members, join your Academy Class for the Mid-South Academy Championships as each Academy Class competes to earn the most points¬†for an end-of-season¬†ice cream party. Competition day is Sunday, June [Read More]

Adult Fencing Academy to Launch March 19th

In an effort to connect beginner adults to training, allowing adults to enjoy our sport more efficiently and cost effectively, we are evolving our youth academy program. Beginning March 19th, we will add an exclusive adult class for this population of developing fencers. The adult version of our academy program will meet between 7:30-9pm on Mondays, and include instruction in all three Olympic weapons. Cost is $110 a month and includes use of all equipment [Read More]

Mid-South Fencers Set for Junior Olympic Championships

Congratulations to the Mid-South fencers who qualified and will travel to Memphis, Tenn on the weekend of February 16-19th to participate in the 2018 Junior Olympic Championships: Skyler Hoffman (Durham, NC) Leo Tamburro (Cary, NC) Dylan Woodward (Chapel Hill, NC) Leanne Chan (Durham, NC) Aelex Conqiusta (Durham, NC) Sky Miller (Durham, NC) Iman Tucker (Cary, NC) First time Junior Olympics include: Hoffman, Conqiusta and Tucker. Athletes competing this weekend will be coached by Jeff Kallio [Read More]

Miller’s First International Title

Durham, NC.¬† Sky Miller earned her first international title in Moedling, Austria over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Her Gold Medal finish is highlight of her progression this season. This was Miller’s second international competition. In early December, Miller finished 26th at her international debut in Germany. After this weekend’s result, Miller ranks 6th in the USA Cadet national rankings. Scores from this weekend’s result: Finals Miller def. Jolien Corteyn (BEL), 15-7 Semis [Read More]

NC Fencers Head to the Capitol for Major Youth Competition

Sixteen fencers from Mid-South Fencers’ Club will travel this Friday to National Harbor, Maryland this weekend to compete in what is known as the ‘largest youth fencing event’ in the United States. Capitol Clash, a Super Youth Circuit event, is set to start this Saturday, January 13th, and run through the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Good luck to these fencers: Elle Carrasco Evan Fruth Guillaume Preud’homme Phoebe Todd Matthew Chaves Connor Woodward Dylan Woodward [Read More]

Preventing Sexual Abuse In Your Fencing Club

Fencing clubs are locations where children recreate and spend large amounts of their developmental time growing their passion for sport fencing. Fencing clubs should be incredibly supportive and enriching environments for an individual. Community is essential to this development. Therefore, it is also essential, as an adult member of a fencing community, you feel obligated and empowered to understand sexual abuse and take preventive measures to protect the children in your community. All adults in [Read More]

Duke Hosts ACC Fencing Championships

The¬†ACC Fencing Championships¬†will be¬†hosted by Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina this weekend. For fencers, this will be the first time competing¬†inside¬†Cameron Indoor Stadium.¬†Live coverage will be on the ACC Network Extra¬†beginning at 12:30pm on Saturday, and 11:30am on Sunday.¬†Commentators include¬†former Olympian Iris Zimmerman, and USA Fencing President Don Anthony. ACC teams competing: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Duke¬†University Boston College University of Notre Dame University¬†of Notre Dame women’s and [Read More]

Five Mid-South Fencers to Compete at Junior Olympic Championships

Congratulations to the Mid-South fencers who qualified and will travel to Kansas City, Missouri on the weekend of February 17-20th to participate in the 2017 Junior Olympic Championships: Ben Lockwood (Senior, Northwood High School) Leo Tamburro (Junior, Cary Academy) Dylan Woodwood (Sophomore, Voyager Academy) Leanne Chan (Freshman, Durham School of the Arts) Sky Miller (Freshman, Durham Schools of the Arts) Athletes competing this weekend will be coached by Jeff Kallio.    

Badger on VET World Championships

Carl introduced himself¬†to¬†our fencing community as a fencing parent, but after the kids headed off to college, Carl got busy¬†training. Read about Carl’s recent experience at the Veteran World Championships… Going to the Veteran World Cup in fencing is (I hope!) not just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but it was memorable and a great experience. In some ways it did not differ much from a NAC or Nationals, at least in my event. The level of [Read More]

 

Downloading Dallas

USA Fencing tests the endurance limits of member clubs and coaches with its Summer National Championships and July Challenge. Dallas 2016 leaves us with an incomplete 2015-2016 season due to the tragic events that caused the last day of the tournament to be cancelled. Congratulations to all Mid-South participants on their results and efforts: Carl Badger: GOLD V60MS Nicholas Cantin: 125 Div 2 MS, 141st D3MS, 21st SRMSTeam Leanne Chan: 69th D1AWS, 95th JWS, 87th CWS, 10th Div3WS, [Read More]