Welcome back! Practices and Fall Frolic Fall 2014

The new school year has begun, and with that comes the start of fencing! Practice for returning members will start on Tuesday 9/9. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7, with team dinner at Haffner afterwards as usual.

For members interested in joining, stop by our table at Fall Frolic, talk to us about fencing, and sign up! Fall Frolic is held on Friday 9/12 from 5-7pm on Erdman Green (in between Erdman and Pem Arch), and all the clubs and student organizations will be there for you to check out! We will also be holding an interest meeting for anyone thinking of joining; time and place TBA.

Practices for new members will begin on Tuesday 9/16. We’ll meet outside Canaday and leave at 4:15 to walk to the Graduate School gym (meeting Brecon people around 4:20).

Feel free to contact me at emaroni@brynmawr.edu with any questions!

-Emily Maroni ’15 (President & Web Admin.)

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Fun End-of-Year Events

To celebrate the end of classes and the end of the year, the club organized and hosted a dance party, “Fencing Prom,” for ourselves and the Drexel fencing club. We all dressed up, danced, and had a great time!

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Every year at Bryn Mawr College’s May Day celebration, the fencing team writes and performs a parody of the traditional tale of St. George and the Dragon. Click here to watch this year’s play, performed by the team on May 4th. Thanks to everyone who came to see us!

At the end of the year, the fencing team (and coach!) always gets together in the kitchen on campus to make and eat food together, to celebrate the end of the year!

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Thank you to everyone for an amazing year, and looking forward to another great year! We’re very excited to welcome a new group of fencers in the fall!

BWCFC Championships 2014

At the end of the semester, the team had a number of exciting events, key among them being the Baltimore-Washington Collegiate Fencing Conference 2014 Championships! On April 27th, we headed down to George Washington University in D.C. for the day. Congratulations to everyone on a great year!

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For more photos, check out the full album on our fans & alums Facebook page!

Alum tournament 5/3

Update: We will be holding our informal tournament for alums and current members on Saturday 5/3, the day before May Day, at 1pm at the Graduate School gym!  Click HERE  for the Facebook event with more details and updated information.

Please RSVP either on Facebook or via email by this Friday to give us an idea of who’s going!

This will be the second year we’ll be doing this, so we’re hoping to make it a true tradition! Equipment will all be provided. We’re hoping to get lunch before or dinner after, and have some time for everyone to hang out. If you will be in the area, please consider joining us for a fun time!

Questions?: emaroni@brynmawr.edu

 

 

Election results

Elections for next year’s officers were held at the end of February, and the results are as follows. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who ran!

President: Emily Maroni ’15

Vice President: Megan Guntrum ’16

Treasurer: Liane Smith ’17

Assistant Treasurer: Maggie Alvarez ’17

 

The captains and volunteer positions will be announced at a later date when they have been decided.

Happy New Year! + Very Belated 12/7 Scrimmage Post

Happy New Year! I realized that we never posted anything about our scrimmage back on December 7th! We had a scrimmage on Haverford’s campus with Haverford, Swarthmore, Drexel, and ourselves. Drexel was in the middle of exams, so only 4 of their members were able to make it, so we helped them fill in the gaps, essentially combining Drexel and Bryn Mawr into one team for the day! Everyone had a great time and it was a great opportunity to get some more experience in!

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We’re all looking forward to the start of the new semester and to even more fencing! The schedule of tournaments and events will be posted as soon as as possible, both here and on our Facebook page for fans & alums.

Fall Meet

On November 23rd, a large group of our fencers make the long trek to Temple University in Philly for this year’s Fall Meet! We had 4 sabres, 6 epees, and 7 foils in attendance. Everyone did well and had a lot of fun! Check out our fans and alums Facebook page for more photos!

This Saturday we’ll be heading over to Haverford’s campus for a scrimmage with Haverford, Swarthmore, and Drexel. Fencing should start at 11AM in the fencing gym in Haverford’s Gardner Integrated Athletic Center (GIAC). If you’re in the area, come by and see us!

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Chaos Invite and Temple Open

On October 19th, 17 of our fencers, including many new members, left at 4:30AM to drive down to Maryland for Chaos Invitational. It was a long day, but everyone did well and had a great time! For more photos and detailed information, check out our album for this and for Temple Open on our Facebook page for fans and alums !

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Help Support Bryn Mawr Fencing!

The fencing team is having our annual fundraiser to help pay for tournament fees & transportation, equipment, and other expenses. We’re selling black sports bras that say “Bryn Mawr Supports Women” in gold lettering, for $20 each. This year we’re selling a new and improved style which is more athletic and has a greater size range (S-XXL)! See here for more information and pictures: Bryn Mawr Fencing fundraiser info sheet

The order form can be found here: Sports bra order form The deadline for any orders will be Thurs. October 31st, so order now!

Thank you for your support!

 

Contact Maho Okumura with any questions, mokumura@brynmawr.edu.

 

Upcoming Tournaments- Fall 2013

We’re really getting into the fall season now, and with that comes tournaments! Next week (10/12-10/20) is our fall break (already??). On Saturday October 19th, we’ll be heading to our first tournament of the year, Chaos Invitational down at University of Maryland, College Park, in Maryland. Many of our returning fencers as well as many of our new members- 17 individuals total- will be attending (at least, those who will be around then). Fencers of all levels can be found at Chaos, including a large number of fencers who are new to the sport, as much of our team is. We’re all looking forward to it!

The weekend after that, a smaller number will be headed to Temple Open on Saturday October 26th, at Temple University in Philadelphia. Temple Open is a bit more serious event, so the students going to this tournament are those with more experience. Other fencers, especially the beginners, are highly encouraged to attend so they can observe and learn more about the sport and about how tournaments work!

Fall Meet will also be happening at some point in late November-early December, at a date that has yet to be determined.