2019 Ryder Cup Saber RJCC and Vet ROC Athlete Information

As we prepare in the shadow of Hurricane Dorian, Mid-South Fencers’ club is excited to host the 2019 Ryder Cup Saber Region 6 Junior and Cadet Circuit in conjunction with a Veteran Saber Regional Open Circuit event the weekend of Sept 7-8th, 2019. If you are an athlete or family member, please read carefully, as this post includes important information regarding tournament participation and preparations needed to create an event with an outstanding display of [Read More]

Mid-South🔥Mid-Summer

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? 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 [Read More]

Now Hiring!

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 [Read More]

Saber Development Camp Announcement

Durham, NC. August 12-16: Nationally Competitive “Rising Stars” Sabre Camp. The first nationally competitive elite sabre camp of its kind in the United States, based on the belief that the best of American Fencing has yet to come–and that diversity is the strength of American fencing. Creating a way to work together in a highly competitive environment will determine what American fencing’s long-term legacy will become. Participants must be open to blending traditional camp formats [Read More]

2019 Junior Olympic Final Results

Mid-South’s team depth revealed itself on the final day of the Junior Olympic Championships this past weekend in Denver, Colorado. Sky MILLER ended her Cadet career with a Cadet BRONZE, finishing the season ranked nationally 4th and earning a new A19 rating. Saturday, after the conclusion of the Junior event, she placed 9th. MILLER was ranked 1st coming out of the pool round in Cadets and tied for 2nd in Juniors.   Iman TUCKER finished [Read More]

Team Prepared for 2019 Junior Olympic Championships

Congratulations to the Mid-South fencers who qualified and will travel to Denver, Colorado on the weekend of February 15-18th to participate in the 2019 Junior Olympic Championships: Sky Miller (Junior, Durham School of the Arts) Skyler Hoffman (Sophomore, Research Triangle High School) Iman Tucker (Sophomore, Panther Creek High School) Anna Schikore (Freshman, Apex Friendship High School) Kevin Zhou (Freshman, Chapel Hill High School) Athletes competing this weekend will be coached by Jennifer Oldham. Chris Cheney [Read More]

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]

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]