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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 (below) on this web page,
and sent to members via WPI's club communication app myWPI
Please 'join' the Club there.
There is also a WPI Fencing Club Facebook group for videos and other fencing information.
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 the 'Club Sports' group page on myWPI.
Complete both before your first Club practice!

All members are required to be fully vaccinated.
Use of face coverings during practice is optional.
For questions please contact fencing [at]


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

For all Fencers:
First practice is Thu 14th March. -- 9-11 pm

= Harrington Auditorium =

Practices are usually 2 hours.

PE credit (course is 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.
But you must join the club via myWPI.

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

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 2023 in person practice
      Mostly Mon, Tue and Thu 7-9pm
      M 28 (Aug) 7-9pm
      T 29 7-9pm
      R 31 7-9pm
      M 4 (Sep) Labor Day, No practice!
      T 5 7-9pm
      R 7 7-9pm Practice cancelled due to exreme heat in Harrington Aud.
      M 11 7-9pm
      T 12 7-9pm
      R 14 9-11pm
      M 18 7-9pm
      T 19 7-9pm
      R 21 7-9pm
      M 25 7-9pm
      T 26 9-11pm
      R 28 8-10pm
      M 2 (Oct) 8-10pm
      T 3 9-11pm
      R 5 7-9pm
      M 9  8-10pm
      T 10 7-9pm
      R 11 7-9pm

  • B term 2023 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 23  9-11
      T 24  9-11
      R 26  --
      M 30  9-11
      T 31  9-11
      R 2   9-11
      M 6  8-10
      T 7  9-11
      R 9  8-10 (was 6pm) 
      M 13  7-9
      T 14  9-11
      R 16  8-10
      M 20  7-9
      T 21  8-10
      R 23  --
      M 27  8-10
      T 28  --
      R 30  --
      M 4  9-11
      T 5  8-10
      R 7  7-9
      M 11  7-9
      T 12  7-9
      R 14  --

  • C term 2023-24 Practices:
      All practices: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00-11:00pm

  • D term 2023-24 Practices:
      Mondays 7-9pm
          -- start 18th March; end 22nd April
      Thursdays 9-11pm
          -- start 14th March; end 25th April
          -- no practice 28th March: replaced by Tue 26th 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 / 29 Feb 2024