Badger Makes WORLD TEAM 2017 – Team Shines at Summer National Championships

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]

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]

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]

Winter Roadtrips and Bringing Celebrations Home

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]


Half jokingly I refer to coaching my own children in our club as analogous to being a preacher and raising children in the church. All eyes are on the preacher’s kids during service and how they behave. No doubt coaches’ children faces similar scrutiny. Submerged in a fencing family there is no doubt my children will be greatly influenced by the fencing world. For this reason I pay close attention to factors that influence and support my children, including and especially my own reactions [Read More]

Mid-South Rocks NC Divisional Qualifiers

Once a year, fencers from North Carolina gather to test their skills for a chance to qualify for the US National Championships. Historically, these are the largest tournaments in our state as well as the most contested. This year’s event was no different, Mid-South Fencers Club fielded a team of 23 athletes. At the end of the weekend, MSFC qualified 15 athletes through our NC divisional qualifying path held March 1st and 2nd at Raleigh [Read More]

Youth-12 Fencers Lead in National Standings

Mid-South Fencers’ Club Youth-12 fencers now lead the club in number of members on the US Fencing national points list.  Alan Chen, Dylan Woodward, and Sky Miller all join Leanne Chan as point holders in the Y-12 standings after Leanne made the list last weekend at the Rocky Mountian Super Youth Circuit in Denver, Colorado. Traveling over the weekend, ten Mid-South fencers headed to the Steve Sobel Super Youth Circuit in New Jersey to compete with [Read More]


Priority On Youth #1, October 20, 2012

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]