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WPI's Got What...?

Congratulations and thanks to our graduating Senior fencers, current and past.
Helen Le, Jacob Salerno, Mia Long, Theron Howe, Cabot Priestner
Jane Cohen, Madison Eisenhour, Zachary Hershowitz, Ryley Wheelock, Yufei Lin;
E.C. Finken; Danny Ribaudo; Maggie Gaffney; Garrett Smith; Amelia Nishimura; Jesse Abeyta; Alex Bell;
Will Luca; Justine Roy; Griffen Spincken; Liz Raine; Clayton Dembski;
Sydney Fisher; Evan Kelly; Chris Beauregard; Mike Taylor; Simon Redding; Josh Denoncour;
Alex Moore; Matt Schwartzman; Jarret Sarnell;
Kyle Young; Miya Gaskell; Keith Rockwood; Alex Bittle;
Evan Baum; Nick Picard; Ozan Akyildiz; Perry Franklin; Samee Swartz


Announcements of practice details will be posted here,
and sent to members via WPI's club communication app.
There is also a Facebook group for the WPI Fencing Club.
Information is also posted on the WPI Fencing Club Slack.

All fencers are required to complete the Club Sports Liability form
and required to take the online Concussion course.
Both can be found via information about 'Club Sports'.
All members are required to be fully vaccinated.
Use of face coverings during practice is optional.
For questions please contact fencing [at]

Please see the WPI Fencing group page on Facebook for Fencing videos and other material.


=== First A term 2023-24 Fencing Club Practice ===

For both experienced and beginning Fencers

Date and time tbd. Watch this space!

= Harrington Auditorium =

Practices are usually 2 hours.

PE credit (PE 1205) is only available in A term and B term,
for beginners and experienced fencers. Credit is for attendance.
If you wish to learn to fence, please start in A term by attending club practices.
If you start in B term then you will be behind, and it is impossible to catch up.
You can come to the practices without registering for PE credit if you want.

C and D term practices are for fencers with at least 2 terms of experience, with no PE credit available.
Note that the club can provide equipment for new fencers to use.
If you already have some of your own equipment, please bring it to practice.

[ Club Practice A'16 ]   [A'15 practice]   [A'14 practice]

Irene wins Bronze in WF, Big One 2022

WPI Fencing Team: New England Collegiate Club Competition 2017
MF individual 1st, team 1st; ME individual 1st, team 2nd; MS team 3rd; WF team 3rd; WS individual 3rd, team 3rd.

WPI Fencing Team: 3rd place in MF and MS: 2014 NE Collegiate Club Championships

WPI Mens Epee Squad: 3rd Place: 2012 NE Collegiate Club Championships

  Fencing at the Olympics

  FIE Centennial

Fencing Club Alum:
Scott McKenzie reports in 2009: "I am a graduate of WPI, class of '76, and was in the Fencing Club 1975-76. In fact, I fenced in the New England Championships in sabre my senior year. I won about half my bouts. I am glad to see that the Fencing Club still exists when so much else has changed. I can still remember our roadtrips, we would carry extra gasoline in our car trunks due to the gas shortages. I remember that a female fencer from the '32 Olympics would occasionally come and practice with us..."

WPI Fencing: UConn scrimmage: Apr 2023

WPI Fencing: Smith scrimmage: Mar 2023

WPI Fencing: NEIFC: Feb 2023

WPI Fencing: The Big One: Nov 2022

WPI Fencing: UConn Little One: Oct 2022

WPI Fencing: WFC In House: Oct 2022

WPI Fencing: URI: Apr 2022

WPI Fencing: UConn: Mar 2022

WPI Fencing: NEIFC New England Championships: Mar 2022

WPI Fencing: WPI vs. WFC: Feb 2022

WPI Fencing: Invitational @Smith: Dec 2021

WPI Fencing: In house F & E events: @Worcester Fencing Club Oct 2021

WPI Fencing: The Small One @UConn: Oct 2021

The WPI Fencing Club has been active for over 50 years.
It is open to any WPI student who is interested in Fencing.

  • A term 2022 in person practice
      Mon, Tue and Thu 7-9pm
      Some changes to the schedule: 
         Tue 13th Sept - no practice
         Mon 26th Sept - no practice
         Tue 27th Sept - time change to 9-11pm
         Thu 13th Oct - no practice

  • B term 2022 practices:
      Note: 9-11 practice need to wind up at 10:45pm. 
            All times are pm. 
            Be aware that the practice times change often. 
      M 24: no practice
      T 25: no practice
      R 27: 9-11
      M 31: 7:30-9:30
      T 1: 9-11
      R 3: 7:15-9:15
      --- 5th Nov, Big One
      M 7: 7-9
      T 8: 7-9
      R 10: 9-11
      M 14: 9-11
      T 15: 7-9
      R 17: 9-11
      M 21: 7-9
      T 22: 9-11
      R 24: no practice
      M 28: no practice
      T 29: no practice
      R 1: no practice
      M 5: 7-9
      T 6: 9-11
      R 8: no practice 
      M 12: 8-10 <<< note time
      T 13: 7-9
      R 15: no practice
      ---  Last day of B term is the 16th. 

  • C term 2022-23 Practices:
      All practices: Tuesday and Thursday
      First practice Tuesday 10th Jan 2023.
      T 10:  9-11
      R 12:  no practice
      T 17:  9-11
      R 19:  9-11
      T 24:  9-11
      R 26:  7-9
      29th Jan - UNH
      T 31:  9-11
      R 2 Feb: 9-11
      T 7:  9-11
      R 9:  7-9
      T 14:  9-11
      R 16:  no practice
      T 21:  9-11
      R 23:  9-11
      25th Feb - New Englands
      T 28:  9-11
      R2 Mar: no practice 

  • D term 2022-23 Practices:
      Starting on 16th March: 
      Mondays 8-10 pm -- not 13th March
      Thursdays 7-9 pm -- not 30th March

The Fencing Club Officers, who run the club and schedule matches, are elected each year by the club members.

Coach and Club Advisor is Dave Brown. (dcb [at] {home page} {fencing vita}
The Assistant Coach this year has been Will Darling
We wish to thank Doug Jacobs for his devoted past help as Assistant Coach.

The club encourages Fencing Club Alumni to keep in touch and return to fence the current club teams.

An alternative to fencing at WPI is to contact Worcester Fencing Club and take a class there.
WPI students are welcome at WFC's Open Fencing evenings.

For those living outside Worcester, consider one of the other great Fencing Clubs in the New England Area.
Directions to WPI are available.

For further information, and to arrange matches, contact:

WPI Fencing Club, Club Sports, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609 Email: fencing [at] URL: (Note: changed from "www" to "users")

Lots of Information About Fencing:

WPI   [Fencing Club]
dcb at wpi edu / 12 May 2023