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!
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!
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!
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!
For more photos, check out the full album on our fans & alums Facebook page!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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, email@example.com.
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