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Upcoming Tournament: Orland Park Fencing Competition

While at the Red Devil JV Invitational this past Saturday we met a fencing master, Marek Stepien. He currently has a salle (a fencing club or hall) in Orland Park, Illinois, and has organized a tournament for May 18, 2013. All three weapons will be included, and the competition is open to all skill levels–from the brand-new fencer to the developing, intermediate fencer, anyone with one day, one week, one month to one year of experience or more. Foil and sabre fencers will need to bring their own equipment. This will be a pool competition and all who compete will receive a trophy or medal. Additionally, Joe Guinan, newly chosen Ohio State Fencing Team member, will speak about his exciting experiences in fencing and share some pointers prior to competition.

Registration can be done at the Orland Park Recreation Center website (Program #72302), or you can register on site at the event.

Let me know if you want to compete, and we can work out equipment for the competition.

FOIL SABRE and EPEE

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Summer 2013 Clinics and Camps

Looking to continue with your fencing training during the summer? There are many opportunities, most of which are with universities with established fencing programs. So, the choices are not limited to this list; these are the camps that are closest to us in West Lafayette:

University of Notre Dame
June 16-22, 2013
http://youthsports.nd.edu/camps/co-ed-camps/fencing/

Northwestern University
Competitive Fencing Camp: June 20-21, June 22-23
Summer Clinics: July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28
Open Fencing Camp: July 29 – August 1
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/w-fenc/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2013Summer.pdf

Ohio State University
Summer Camps: June 17-23, Jun 24-28, or July 15-21
http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/camps/fenc-camp.html

University of Pennsylvania
Junior Fencing Camps: Jul 14-20, Jul 21-27
http://www.fencingcampatpenn.com/

Summer Fencing Camp at Fencing Center of Chicago (Park Ridge, IL)
July 15-19
http://askfred.net/Clinics/moreInfo.php?clinic_id=21644
http://www.fencingcenterofchicago.com

If you are looking for something more “local” or closer to home, let me know. I can see if we can pull together something with some of the other coaches in the area, but it will depend on their availability and willingness to give up some of their summer vacation. If you are interested in some casual practice over the summer, as a group we may be able to arrange something as well. Contact me if you are interested.