June 30, 2017

Reprinted with permission from Academy of Fencing Masters - It’s not uncommon for parents to think that their child has “aged out” of competitive fencing. Many parents think that if they’re child hasn’t started fencing when they’re very young, that they’ve somehow missed the boat for being major competitors in the arena of fencing. Many parents think that a child who is 14 or 15, or even 10 or 11...

March 8, 2017

There is a growing body of research showing that sports like Fencing, i.e. those that requires fast decisions, places high demands on visual attention and requires fast reactions, are good for young and old brains. In a previous blog post, "Is Fencing the Answer to Brain Health?" we reprinted an article from the Washington Post that talks about various studies in this area...

February 28, 2017

Throughout my athletic career I have heard the words "Teamwork makes the dream work" on more occasions than I particularly care to remember.

July 1, 2016

Our club members had a great showing in the Nationals in Modern Pentathlon.  13 times we were represented on the podium or our members achieved their personal best in the individual sports. We are so proud of them all.

The Nationals in Colorado Springs is a grueling week of competitions, club members  Sam, Naomi, Josh, and Isaac competed in the Senior and Junior competition.

Samantha Achterberg...

March 27, 2016

A day in the life of our own club members can be exhausting on competition day: Starting at 7:30am to warm up for fencing.  Fencing 16 different fencers in two 50 second bouts, having a short break before having a  20 minute warm up before the 200 metre swim.  Then lunch, hopefully not too much as the combined run, shoot starts around 1pm.  For some, after that is the equestrain event of jumping 8...

March 27, 2016

Recently, Isaac Neivert had the opportunity to teach his classmates all about fencing.  Under the guidance of Conrad, Isaac showed his class some basic fencing moves and then they all had a go at fencing.

For 3 days Isaac assisted in this special event at his school called Multiple Intelligence Days, where the kids get to choose from many various activities that require different par...

February 24, 2016

While others were at the OTC in a Pentathlon Qualifier, club member, Naomi Ross bottom right, was at the Junior Olympics Fencing Championships in Cleveland. We are so proud to say that Naomi came in 8th.  Naomi manages to beat even some the Olympic hopefuls at fencing in Modern Pentathlon Competitions too, including the men.  Way to go Naomi!

January 18, 2016

Several club members had the opportunity to go to beautiful Rancho Mirage, CA to a Pentahlon Training Camp and Regional Competition, and National Qualifier for Youth and Juniors.  The campers trained in swimming, running, shooting, fencing and horseriding. 


The culmination of the rigorous week of horse riding and jumping training from Micheal Cintas, an Olympic trainer, was a horseriding...

January 18, 2016

Colorado Springs, CO – Rachel Coleman, Modesto, CA, and Naomi Ross, Denver, CO are ranked respectfully as the top Junior and Youth A women competing in Modern Pentathlon in the United States. Rachel will be representing Team USA later this summer at the Junior World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico and both of these talented young athletes will be representing Team USA at the Youth A World Cha...

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