Practice Starts for 2013
Posted at 2013-08-28 16:00:00
The 2013-2014 fencing season is now underway! Come and join us Monday through Thursday at 8pm in the basement of IM West starting today, August 28th!
Attention all Fencers
Posted at 2013-01-08 11:38:13 by
Hey everyone if you've been interested in fencing we are always looking for new members to join the club. However we have several tournaments this January and we won't have time to train new people until February. You are still free to come check us out whenever you'd like and we hope to see you in February.
Check us out... IN ACTION
Posted at 2012-08-27 15:32:48 by Ian Rozich
JOIN MSU FENCING
Posted at 2012-08-22 21:10:46 by Ian Rozich
First practice will be Wednesday, August 29th at 800pm. Meet in the basement gym of IM West (the building next to the stadium that isn’t Wells Hall). No experience necessary! In fact, approximately 90% of our members did not learn to fence until they joined the club. Therefore the first several weeks of the semester will be dedicated to teaching our sport to new members. All you need to do is wear athletic clothes and shoes, and bring your MSU ID for building entrance (water bottle also recommended). All other gear and equipment will be provided. Fall practice will be Monday-Thursday from 8:00pm-10:00pm, also IM West basement gym (Not Labor Day Monday though!). On Thursdays, the club goes out to Buffalo Wild Wings after practice, so bring a few dollars in you’re interested – rides will be available. If you have any other questions about the club or joining just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at practice!
Posted at 2012-08-03 19:01:41 by Mysterious Stranger
Hello Fencing Fans!
What have we been up to since we last saw each other?!
In March Michigan State competed in the Midwest Fencing Championships where our Men’s team took 13th place, our Women’s team took 7th place, and as a team we placed 8th. Even though as our Women’s team may have placed 7th we were still the highest ranked club team and took home the Schiller Award!
In April we took off for Hartford Connecticut and competed in Club Fencing Championships! Special note to Harriet McTigue (Women’s Sabre) for placing 2nd and Kathy Cummings (Women’s Foil) for placing 8th in their weapons! Our Men’s team placed 13th out of 39 teams and the Women’s Team placed 3rd out of 35 teams. As an overall school, Michigan State placed 5th in the nation improving upon our 6th place seat from last year!
In June we hosted a unit with the Michigan State 4H Department for their annual Exploration Days and spent three days teaching 40 kids between the ages of 14 and 18 about Fencing!
So what are we up to now?
While there are a few Michigan State Spartans that are sticking around in the summer and practicing on campus, not much is happening at the moment with most of the team scattered for the summer.
What about the Fall?
We look forward to seeing any and all Spartans that want to come and check out Fencing in the fall! Be sure to look for us that first week of school in Sparticipation. Practice will start with the new school year and we look forward to meeting lots of new people and seeing plenty of new Spartans come and sign up!
You DON’T need any prior experience, we’ll be happy to help you learn this new sport! Just make sure you come with workout clothes.
Go ahead and check out the FAQ’s page and if you still have questions please feel free to contact us at: email@example.com
Posted at 2012-01-06 16:46:25 by Brooke Crandall
Welcome Back MSU Fencing Fans!
We are just about ready to get off and running with the start of the Spring Semester. Practices will still be held in the basement gym of IM West Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm. As always we are happy to welcome new people to the team either with or without experience in the sport of fencing. Our first practice of the semester will be on Monday January 9th. As a reminder we do not have practices on official school holidays; as such Monday the 16th we will not be having practice.
In January alone we have two tournaments. The first will be a one day event on January 15th being hosted by the University of Detroit Mercy. The second will be a two day event being held on January 28th & 29th hosted by Notre Dame University. We hope to see some of you there and look forward to the chance for many Spartan victories in the future.
Intercollegiate Fencing Duel at MSU
Posted at 2011-11-28 23:01:50 by Ben Poulson
On Sunday Nov. 24 MSU played host to 4 other Midwest Fencing Conference programs. Starting and finishing with spectacular wins against Case Western Reserve University and Oakland University the MSU fencers fought their way to a 2-1-1 overall record.
Despite both Men and Women narrowly defeating Indiana weeks before at OSU only the Women to defeat Hoosiers at home. Women's foil won, lead by Sophomore foilist Kathy Cummings who took 3 of the squad's 5 victories. Women's Sabre also beat the Hoosiers 6-3 while the Women's Epee squad lost by one single touch in the final bout.
Against our heated rivals, U of M, the Spartans combined to a 27-27 tie. Despite the Men's foil and epee squads both earning narrow 5-4 victories the men fell to the Wolverines 12-15. Although the Women's sabre and epee squads were defeated by the fencers from Ann Arbor, the foil squad's thorough 8-1 trouncing of U of M led to the women 15-12 victory.
This Saturday the Spartan fencers head to U of M for the 2nd annual MSU/U of M dual meet. Also on Sunday many Spartan fencers will seek glory at an individual tournament hosted by Wayne State University. We hope to have more great tournament results for you next week.
Posted at 2011-11-19 23:31:50 by Brooke Crandall
Holy smokes, can you believe how fast the year is going?? It’s almost time to head home and cut into the turkey with family and friends but before you do we are playing host to a collegiate fencing tournament this Sunday November 20th right here at MSU!! Needless to say we’re very excited! Our tournament will include five teams from the Midwestern Fencing Conference; they are: University of Michigan, Case Western Reserve University, University of Indiana, Oakland University, and (of course) Michigan State.
The doors will open at 9:00 am and fencing is scheduled to start at 10:00. This event will be held in the Sports Arena in IM West . For those of you who attended our USFA tournament in October this tournament will be in the same place. Look for the main level gym on the west side of the building or the signs directing you to the “MSU Duals”. Parking will be free outside of the IM and in most lots around campus . This event is open to the public and spectators are more than welcome. Admission to the event is free as well. If you get stopped at the front desk just be sure to tell them “I’m here for the fencing tournament!”
We can’t wait to see you all very soon! Be sure to email us if you have any questions and enjoy the upcoming holidays!
MSU Individual Competition
Posted at 2011-09-02 18:51:00 by Brooke Crandall
Hello Fencing Fans!
The school year may have started but that doesn't mean it's too late to come out and give fencing a try. Come by gym 1 (the basement) of IM West any day Monday through Thursday at 8:00 pm and we would love to get you introduced to the team and this excellent sport. Just remember, wear work out clothes and shoes you can run in.
In other news! Coming up on October 8th, we will be hosting our very own individuals fencing tournament. This means that if you are, or know of, a fencer who is registered with USFA and would like to compete against us and other regional fencers you simply need to preregister with askfred.net. Walk-ins are also welcome but the tournament fee will be greater for those who did not preregister. Of course, we would love to have some spectators as well! If you're not really into the sport itself but you would like to see what all the fuss is about, come check us out! More information about the tournament will be coming later.
Posted at 2011-08-19 12:27:21 by Patrick Ropp
Hey There Spartan Fencing Community!
We are busy gearing up for the beginning of the school year and the start of the collegiate fencing season. If you are currently a student or going to be a student or if you are a faculty member at MSU you are invited to join the MSU Fencing Club, no prior experience necessary! We will have a booth at Sparticipation and will have several sets of club members giving fencing demonstrations in the surrounding area. Feel free to approach any of us and ask questions!
Sparticipation will take place this year on Tuesday, August 30th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. It will be the main event of several activities known as “Spartan Spectacular”, all of which will be held on or around Munn Field. Munn Field is located north of Shaw Lane between Birch Road and Chestnut Road near Breslin Center. Spartan Spectacular includes: Sparticipation‘11/Fall Welcome Cookout/Spartan Spirit/ Fireworks Finale! All are encouraged to stay around and enjoy any and all events.
For those of you that are unable to come to Sparticipation, we are starting practice the next day, Wednesday the 31st, in the basement of IM West from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Wear athletic clothing and shoes that you can run in. We will provide all equipment necessary for you to explore the fantastic sport of fencing.
Thanks Folks and we hope to see you all there!
Never too late to join
Posted at 2010-12-21 11:21:16 by Patrick Ropp
Come join one of the top collegiate clubs in the nation and learn how to fence!
We will be offering group beginner lessons for the first several weeks of spring semester 2011. Newcomers will be taught basic footwork and blade work, and then be integrated into regular practice with the weapon squad of their choice. We will provide all the equipment - just wear athletic clothes (and bring your student ID).
First practice will be Monday, January 10th in the basement gym of IM West. Tentative start time is 9:00 PM. Feel free to check out the rest of the site for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Hope to see you there! GO GREEN!
Dual Tournament with U of M!
Posted at 2010-11-12 20:42:49 by Will Bonner
Hello again, online MSU fencing community! We at the university fencing club have some exciting news for you!
On November 21st at IM West we will be holding the first annual Michigan State vs. University of Michigan head to head tournament!
The event will consist of two primary portions; a traditional three-fencer team event beginning at 10:30 AM consisting of all of our veteran fencers, and an individual event following that for all of the newcomers between our universities that didn't compete in the team event!
Both events will have all three weapon categories represented, and it's sure to be an exciting matchup! Individual awards will be handed out to the Most Valuable Men's/Women's rookie fencers on both sides, as well as an overall team champion!
You won't get a better opportunity to see what a real fencing tournament is like. Come out and support the team! We hope to see you all there! GO GREEN!
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