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!
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
UPDATE: The interest meeting will now be at *8PM*, same day and place! See the event page on Facebook for more details and up-to-date information.
Practices for returning team members will start Thursday 9/5! As usual, we’ll meet outside Canaday at 4:15 (and Brecon people can meet at Brecon around 4:20). Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 7, with the usual team dinner at Haffner afterwards.
For anyone interested in joining fencing, we’ll be having an interest meeting on Monday 9/9 at 7pm in the Denbigh TV room. Everyone should also come see us at Fall Frolic on Friday 9/13! Practices for new members will start on Tuesday 9/17.
Inigo Montoya wants YOU!
-Emily Maroni ’15
We now have a listserv for alums of the BMC Fencing team up and running! This list will be used to send out news, event information, etc. specifically of interest to alums. Any alums interested in being added to that list and/or removed from the general fencing listserv should contact me at email@example.com .
Also, we’re looking for photos to use here on the website, so for any alums or current members, if you have team-related photos that would work, please think about submitting them. Any kind of team-related photos are welcome, whether they be tournament photos, photos from practice, candids from team dinners or movie nights, anything! If you have any photos you’d like to share, please let me know!
Thanks and have a great summer!
-Emily Maroni ’15
As of last night, fans, family, and alums of the team will now have a new, easier way to keep up-to-date on the doings of the team and upcoming events! We now have a page dedicated specifically to fans and alums, where we’ll be posting any relevant information such as tournament info, results, upcoming events of interest (such as our alum meet this past weekend, photos of which should be posted soon), and other news. The page can be found here: Bryn Mawr College Fencing Club Alums & Fans
Also, hopefully coming soon will be an alum-specific listserv, so alums will no longer have their inboxes clogged up with all of the mundane emails we send out to current team members about movie nights, meeting times, etc, but can still receive important updates and relevant information if desired. I’ll be letting everyone know (both on Facebook, via the old listserv, and on here) as soon as that listserv goes through, and at that time I’ll ask people who would like be included in that listserv to let me know their email address so that they can be added to it.
-Emily Maroni ’15