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]

Summer Nationals and July Challenge 2019

Columbus, Ohio – Thirty members of Mid-South Fencers’ Club, located in downtown Durham, NC, are set to compete over the July 4th holiday in a record setting ten day championship event. Good luck team! Name Events Anna Schikore D2WS, D3WS, CDTWS Carl Badger Vet60MS, VTMMS Eric Huang Vet50MS, VTMMS James Dobbins Vet50MS, VTTMS Joe Mclaughlin Vet60MS, VTMMS Lauren Dunseath D2WE, STMWE Markus Lang Vet50ME Neila Huang Y10WS Spencer Hill Y10MS Tammy Jackson Vet60WE, Vet60WF, D3WE, [Read More]

Saber Development Camp Announcement

Durham, NC. August 12th-17th: 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]

😎Summer 2019 Preview 😎

Join us this summer and learn from one of our outstanding professional coaches. See why kids want to return year after year! It is SUMMER PLANNING TIME 2019… WEEK BY WEEK: JUNE Our current Academy Class and Practice Schedule continues throughout the entire month of June.  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, May 19, [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]

2019 Charlotte North American Cup Mid-South Line-up

This weekend, Charlotte is hosting a Division I, Junior, and Wheelchair North American Cup. Good luck to the Mid- South Fencers’ Club athletes, and all the fencers from North Carolina participating. Competing for Mid-South Fencers’ Club:  Friday: Lauren Dunseath (ranked 169th) will be fencing Division 1 Women’s Epee at 3pm. Sky Miller (ranked 16th), Leanne Chan (ranked 90th), and Iman Tucker (ranked 123rd) will be fencing Junior Women’s Sabre at 1pm. Robert Clinton (ranked 1st) will be fencing Wheelchair Men’s [Read More]

2018 Ryder Cup RJCC/Bull City RYC Athlete Information

Mid-South is excited to host the 2018 Ryder Cup RJCC and the 2018 Bull City RYC. If you are a participating 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 competitive youth sport participation. We need your help to achieve this. Parking Mid-South Fencers’ Club is located at 125 North Gregson Street, Durham NC 27701. The direct [Read More]

 

Carl Badger Competes in 2018 Veteran World Championships

Carl Badger made his third appearance as a member of Team USA at the 2018 Veteran World Championships, held in Livorno Italy, October 8 through 14th.  Competing in Veteran 60 Men’s Saber, Carl finished 6th out of 46 athletes. Carl began the competition seeded 4th going into the pool rounds. He finished pools with 5 wins and 1 loss, falling only to Thierry Jamgotchian of France 5-3. His solid pool performance earned him 10th seed [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]