Bryn Mawr College Fencing Club

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.

Welcome back! Practices Fall 2013

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.

 

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Inigo Montoya wants YOU!

Questions?: emaroni@brynmawr.edu

-Emily Maroni ’15

New listserv for fencing alums!

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 emaroni@brynmawr.edu .

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

New Facebook Page for Fans and Alums

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

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