The 2016-2017 competition season was an exciting one for Mid-South Fencers’ Club. We had great representation at the Summer National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah in July. Mid-South returned home with 4 medals, we had 13 athletes competing in a field of 4,052 fencers from 362 different fencing clubs. We’re proud of how everyone fenced and are excited to start into the new season. Congratulations to the Carl BADGER who, for the second year in [Read More]
The 3rd Annual Memorial Ryder Cup hosted 11 Divisions and 161 registrations in Durham, NC this past weekend. Metrics comparing the 2015 RJCC (Regional Junior and Cadet Circuit) portion of the event showed participation growth up 92% from 2015. The addition of the ROC (Regional Open Circuit), specializing in one event, Durham location, facility, and reputation of event organizers were reported as critical reasons for this increase in participation. The event holds memory to William Ryder Darwin, a [Read More]
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]
March madness is just around the corner! But, February, in the sport fencing world, was packed… ACC Fencing Championships I haven’t been so excited about a championship event in my life ever. The expansion of the ACC to include teams outside of the Atlantic Coast has meant something good for fencing. Namely, the return of the ACC Fencing Championships after a 34 year hiatus. It excites me that Mid-South contributed fencers and spectators to this first event. I [Read More]
NC School of Science and Math students solved more than complex math equations this past weekend. Three NCSSM fencers traveled to Fredericksburg, VA for a regional tournament called a ROC (Regional Open Circuit). This event hosted hundreds of athletes from Canada to Florida in the three Olympic-style weapons: foil, epee, and saber. The standout performance goes to Alicia Chen, of Raleigh, who beat out tough competition for two days straight, making both final rounds. Her [Read More]
Thank you to all the parents, fencers and club members who made this first home event of our competitive year for youth at Mid-South successful! Most impressive was watching the youth working to support each other. Whether it was to help the newer fencers get warmed up, help with dressing out for the first time, working the bake sale, baking for the bake sale, refereeing or bringing in cans for the food drive, we appreciate [Read More]
Congratulations to all the medalists from the 4th annual Grand Open tournament!
Travis Clarkson had a great finish in the recent North American Cup in Dallas, Texas, finishing 3rd in the Men’s Cadet Sabre event.
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Mason Erb won the Junior Olympic Junior Men’s Sabre qualifier, topping teammate Travis Clarkson, who came in second. Nathaniel Gass tied for third- all three qualified for the Junior Olympics in Dallas, TX, in February. In the Junior Women’s Sabre, Joey Lew gained the gold medal, with clubmates Kaitlin Crenshaw and Claire Carson rounding out second and third. All three qualified for this year’s Junior Olympics.