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.    

Celebrating a Decade of Fencing

Mid-South is celebrating our first decade. CAN YOU BELIEVE ten years? While we are thinking about it, when did we actually start? Do we count the move to Durham? When we incorporated? How about when we were teaching classes at First Health of the Carolinas? Through all of our iterations, transitions, growing pains, and celebrations, Mid-South evolved due to great people who believed in a community of fighters. Now, in the year 2017, we are more strong, wise, [Read More]

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]

Ryder Cup RJCC/ROC 2016 Results

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]

 

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]

Olympic Day 2016 Celebration

Join Mid-South Fencers’ Club to celebrate Olympic Day 2016 on Thursday, June 23! The local fencing club in downtown Durham, NC will be offering a free introduction to fencing class for the community from 7pm until 8pm.  To register for the free class, please click here. Our neighboring business, Roses’ Meats and Sweets is featuring a special hot dog on their menu for dinner from 5pm until 7pm for $9.00. Athletes and coaches will be [Read More]

Parent and Member Planning for the 2016-2017 Season

Current fencing parents and adult fencers, please join the coaching staff to learn more about the process of developing as a fencer, our program changes for the 2016-2017 season, and our budding vision for Mid-South Fencers’ Club as we expand. Meeting dates and times are as follows: Sunday, May 22nd, 5:00pm Saturday, July 16th, 4:00pm Friday, August 19th, 7:00pm The first meeting, Sunday, May 22nd will follow the final Priority On Youth tournament of the [Read More]

National Championship Qualification Announcement

Mid-South Fencers’ Club is proud to announce its list of qualifiers for the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge. The tournament will take place over June 29th-July 8th in Dallas, Texas. Mid-South would like to like to acknowledge the effort and commitment of these fencers to compete and represent North Carolina. The final qualification event took place this past weekend in Burlington, NC. Qualification results are as follows: Carl Badger: VET60MS Tom Byran: DIV2ME, VET40ME, [Read More]