Eight Seacoast Fencers Going to National Championships

Seacoast Fencers had stellar qualification results last May, and now eight are competing in the National Championships & Junior Olympics in Philadelphia later this week. Competing in the Junior Olympics, Division 2 & 3 Championships, and the Junior Men’s Foil Team are: Charlie and Grace Murdoch Roy, Jay Wendell, Trevor Wohlers, Caleb Wenger, Michael Hoang, Sucheta Tamragouri, and Finn Debecker.

This will be a long trip for our fencers, as six of them will compete on the first four days (July 3-6), and five will be competing on the last two days (July 11 & 12). Seacoast’s men’s foil team (Charlie, Jay, and Michael) will fence on July 8.

USA Fencing may broadcast some of the fencing through links on this link: USA Fencing

So wish our teammates “Good luck, and safe travels”, and we will see you in August!

Seacoast Fencer Honored

Hannah McPherson was recently honored by USA Fencing, with the prestigious Fencing Spirit of Sport Award. Below is an excerpt from the letter announcing her award.

“USA Fencing is proud to recognize individuals who have shown exceptional dedication to the sport with the Fencing Spirit of Sport program….

Based on the nomination from Kristen Bannister for this award, you were selected as the Region 3 recipient…Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the sport of fencing.”

On behalf of the entire Seacoast Fencing Club, congratulations, Hannah. You are a truly exceptional member of our club.

Article on Seacoast Fencing Club

Seacoast Fencing Club had a very nice article about our club published in a local weekly paper, Seacoast Scene, which covers the seacoast area in New Hampshire. The article, “The Language of Fencing” on page 7, did a great job of explaining my coaching philosophy, and why I started the club. And a bit on Hannah McPherson too! The link to the article is below. My thanks to the reporter, Sadie Burgess!

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Summer Fencing at Seacoast

Summer is upon us, and the fencing doesn’t stop! Except in July, because we are closed that entire month (I will be at the Summer National Championship the first two weeks of July, and I will need a break afterwards. But we have fencing in June and August!

Below are the dues for summer fencing. You can sign up for one month- June or August. Or you can sign up for both months at a $55 to $65 discount. If you know that you will miss some days, I will prorate the dues for a one month membership (sorry, not for the two month membership).

I usually run a combined Children and Youth Training during the summer, as the numbers usually drop, and we need a minimum number of participants to make group training fun and effective. However, if we get enough fencers to run separate programs, I will provide them.

I will be asking the fencers what their summer plans are, so parents, please discuss this with your children, and let me know what you decide to do. If you prefer to email me, that will be fine.

The club will continue to be open on the same days as now : Manchester on Mondays and Wednesdays, Rochester on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Membership includes fencing in both clubs if you like, at no extra charge.

Summer Term Dues

Children and Youth- $205 for one month, $355 for both months. 6:00 to 7:00 for a separate Children’s Training, 6:30 to 7:45 for Youth Training (and combined)

Juniors and Adults- $215 for one month, $365 for both months. 7:00 to 9:00, but you can come in early and stay as late as 9:30.

I hope to see you this summer, but if not, see you in September.