Our first pre-season meet is just around the corner! We are fortunate that we have a rival that is just a few miles down the road from Harrison (make traveling easy) and that they are willing to let us use some of their electric equipment in order to compete. So first things first–who is ready for an official bout?
If you are ready for this competition, then you’ll need to sign up for the meet via AskFRED.net. AskFRED is the adopted website of the fencing community that allows us to organize tournaments, meets and even clinics. There is no cost to register at the site (it’s free!), and in this case, there is also no cost for the upcoming dual meet at West Lafayette. We will be referring to this site again in the future for other events.
If you are not yet registered at AskFRED, go to my previous post, Getting Ready for Competitive Fencing, and follow the steps outlined in the article. Once you’ve completed setting up your profile, you can then proceed to register for the meet.
If you are already registered at AskFRED, navigate to the page for the WL vs. Harrison Pre-season event. Click on the link Preregister and follow the instructions on the screen. If for some reason you find that you will not be able to attend, please UN-register yourself from the meet at AskFRED. Tournament organizers spend a lot of time making sure that they have all the resources need to make a tournament or meet run smoothly (referees, equipment, fencing strips, volunteers, etc.). If you decide that you will not be competing after you have already registered, simply log in to AskFRED again and un-register yourself. It’s easy, and it will save a lot time and energy later.
Plan on arriving early enough to get warmed up and stretched. The first event begins at 3:00 pm, so arrive no later than 2:30 pm. For those of you who are interested, we can meet for lunch beforehand at Cafe Literato–we can discuss times at practice.
As always, if you have any questions on any of this, just let me know.
Link to the Harrison vs. West Lafayette Dual Meet – http://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=24943
Map to Burtsfield Gym, 1800 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, IN, 47906 – http://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1800+N+Salisbury+St%2C+West+Lafayette%2C+IN%2C+47906&data=!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x8812fd44d94a1aed%3A0xb5cca9b99d9c6fd6!3m8!1m3!1d67425!2d-86.9168429!3d40.452656!3m2!1i1109!2i1066!4f13.1!4m2!3d40.443345!4d-86.9128922