Chris Cheney Joins Mid-South Coaching Staff

We are pleased to announce Mid-South Fencers’ Club has hired a third full-time coach, Chris Cheney. Chris has a strong coaching background with deep connections to Mid-South. Chris has been a professional coach for 7 years and began fencing in 2002. Known as the “fencer who came out of nowhere,”  Chris has won numerous regional titles, two national championship titles, and represented Team USA as part of the Under 20 World Cup Team and the [Read More]

2018 Summer National Championship Announcement

Mid-South Fencers’ Club is proud to announce our team list of competitors for the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge. The tournament will take place over June 28th-July 7th in St. Louis, Missouri. Mid-South Fencers’ Club would like to acknowledge the effort and commitment of these fencers and their families who are representing our club and North Carolina. Participants include: BADGER, Carl V60MS, VTMMS CARRASCO, Elle Y10WS CHAN, Leanne JNRWS, D1WS, CDTWS CHAVES, Matthew Y12MS [Read More]

Mid-South Team Heads to Richmond

Twenty athletes from Mid-South Fencers’ Club will travel to Richmond, VA this weekend for the April NAC (North American Cup). Competitive event categories include: Division 1 & Wheelchair National Championships, Division 3, Veterans, including a special event for age 80 category. Mid-South Fencers’ will have participants in each competitive category of fencing. Good luck to: Tammy Jackson Markus Lang Robert Clinton Kevin Zhou Tom Bryan Mike Nicholson Stephen Pashby Xavier Preud’Homme Victor Minton Sky Miller [Read More]

🌞 What to do about SUMMER?🌞

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]

Saluting before a bout

2018 Ned Light RYC Athlete Information

Mid-South is excited to host the 6th Annual Ned Light RYC March 24 & 25, 2018. If you are a participating athlete or family member, please read carefully, as this document includes important information regarding tournament participation and preparations needed to create an event with an outstanding display of competitive youth sport participation. We need your help to achieve this. The live results link and initial seedings are available here! Parking Mid-South Fencers’ Club is located at [Read More]

Chan’s Journey to World Championships

Leanne Chan’s fencing season took a different plan than expected since a year ago in her training. In February, Chan’s last journey was to Dubai, UAE. Chan found herself amidst the 2018 Asia Cadet & Junior Championships. Through hard work and determination, Chan is now wrapping up her season as a member of the Cadet National Team of Singapore. Chan will join her teammates abroad this week for a final training camp, where they will travel together for the Junior [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]

The Better Part of Valor

Training for judicious fencing with the Jar of Pain guest post from Andreas “Dre” Orphanides If you stop by Mid-South on a Saturday afternoon, instead of the shuffle of feet and delicate clacking of Olympic fencing weapons, you might encounter something very different: the clang of steel on steel as two fighters attempt to best each other at historical German longsword combat. German longsword has been offered at the club since 2015, and in contrast to Olympic [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]