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Congratulations and thanks to our graduating Senior fencers, current and past.
Alex Moore; Matt Schwartzman; Jarret Sarnell;
Kyle Young; Miya Gaskell; Keith Rockwood; Alex Bittle;
Evan Baum; Nick Picard; Ozan Akyildiz; Perry Franklin; Samee Swartz


=== First A term 2018-19 Fencing Club Practice ===

= Date tbd. Time tbd. =
= Harrington Auditorium =

Practices are usually 2 hours.

To get PE credit register for PE 1205 in both A and B terms.
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, please bring it.

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

WPI Epee and Saber: Worcester Fencing Club NEUSFA Unrated Competition 2017
ME 1st &3rd;

MS 1st & 3rd;

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 Epee and Saber: Worcester Fencing Club NEUSFA Unrated Competition 2017


WPI Fencing Team: New England Collegiate Club Competition 2017

WPI Fencing Team: UNH Invitational Multimeet 2017

WPI Fencing Team: The Big One 2016

WPI Fencing Team: 2016 UNH Invitational

The WPI Fencing Club has been active for over 40 years.
It is open to any WPI student, staff or faculty member who is interested in Fencing.

  • The club normally meets two or three times a week during the terms to practice and fence.
  • No experience necessary.
  • Novice Training starts in the Fall (A term).
  • You can register for PE 1205 credit in A term and in B term. Grades are determined by attendance.
      * Better than 60% attendance is needed.
  • You do not need to register for credit to take part in the club.
  • After novice training, members will integrate with the club team and begin weapon training.
  • Once you reach varsity level you can compete for WPI at collegiate competitions.
  • Weapon training available in Foil, Epee and Sabre.
  • We can provide equipment, but we encourage you to use yours.Talk to the Coach before buying.
  • A limited amount of equipment storage is available for members who are not permitted to keep their equipment in dorm rooms.
      * You can request temporary storage from Residential Services when you first move into the dorm, until you can transfer equipment to the club cupboards.
  • There is a nominal yearly club membership fee ($20): membership gets you club socks!
  • WPI Fencing Club red jackets are available for purchase by members ($35)
  • Practice location: Harrington Auditorium.
  • For access to Harrington Auditorium please enter through the Recreation Center.
  • Please wear gym clothes and non-marking gym shoes: not the same shoes you wear outside. No bare feet, sandals, flip-flops, or regular shoes/boots.
  • If you are actually "free fencing" then you must be wearing full fencing gear, and your legs must be covered, preferably by proper fencing pants. i.e., no shorts.

  • Everyone attending the Club must register as club members on TechSync.
  • You will need to have medical insurance to fence, and a Liability/Insurance form must be completed using TechSync (found under Club Sports).

  • We have matches with other clubs and schools.
  • We take part in the New England Championships, the NE Collegiate Club Championships, the UNH Invitational Multimeet, the Mount Holyoke College Invitational event, and The Big One.

  • Practice Times:
    • A term 2018-19 Practice: tbd

    • A term 2017-18 Practice:
        Mon 7:30-9:00pm
        Tue 7:30-9:30pm
        • Tue 19 Sept: 9-11pm
        • Tue 26 Sept: 9-11pm

        Thu 7:30-9:30pm
        • Thu 14 Sept: 9-11pm
        • Thu 28 Sept: 9:30-11:00pm

    • B term 2017-18 Practice:
        Mon 9:00-10:45 pm;
        Tue 9:00-10:45 pm;
        Thu 9:00-10:45 pm.

    • C term 2017-18 Practice:
        Mon 9:00-10:45 pm
          15 Jan -- there will be a practice!
          26 Feb -- cancelled

        Wed 1:00-3:00 pm
          24 Jan -- cancelled
          • Replaced by Fri 26th Jan -- 8:30pm
          7 Feb -- 3-5 pm
          28 Feb -- cancelled

    • D term 2017-18 Practice:
        Mon 7:00-9:00 pm
        Tue 7:00-9:00 pm
        Thu 7:00-9:00 pm

        15 March - cancelled
        26 March - probably cancelled
        16 April - probably cancelled
        23 April - uncertain
        24 April - cancelled
        26 April is last practice of the term


    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, (508) 831-5618. (dcb [at] cs.wpi.edu) {home page} {fencing vita}

    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.
    Coach Syd Fadner welcomes WPI students at WFC's Open Fencing on Wednesday 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, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester, MA 01609 Email: fencing [at] wpi.edu URL: http://www.wpi.edu/~fencing/

    Lots of Information About Fencing:


  • WPI   [Fencing Club]
    dcb at cs wpi edu / May 2018