DCFC closed on Easter Monday

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DC Fencers Club will be closed on Monday, April 21 in observance of Easter.


We will reopen on Tuesday, April 22.


Safe travels and happy Easter.


Division 1 Championship/April North American Cup – Results

IMG_8980 copyApril Division 1 Women’s Epee top eight, including DCFCer Margherita Guzzi (first place), former DCFC member Kat Holmes (bronze) and DCFC member Amanda Sirico (bronze).



A big salute to all our DC Fencers Club members who travelled to Minnesota to compete in the Division 1 National Championship and April North American Cup on April 10-14, 2014.


DCFCers brought home eight medals, including a gold, two silver, three bronze and two more top eight spots.


Amanda Sirico won bronze in the Division 1 Women’s Epee National Championship event, a whole two days after winning silver in the Junior World Championship Team event in Bulgaria!  More on that big achievement soon!


Kudos to Kat Holmes, Capitol Division Member and former DCFC member, who tied for bronze in the same event.

We also salute 2014 National Champion Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, who took gold in the same event.  Margherita, who graduated from Penn State in December after an outstanding NCAA fencing career under Coach Emmanuil Kaidanov, plans to represent DC Fencers Club in the 2014-15 season.


DCFCers also took podium spots in the Veterans event.  Way to go, Diane, Peter, and to Jim Adams on your two medals in foil and sabre!


Congratulations to all our fencers who got in the game, and thanks to our families and friends for your support.


A photo essay of the April NAC can be found on our Facebook page.




Margherita Guzzi Vincenti, gold, Division 1 Women’s Epee


Diane Trice, silver, Veteran 50 women’s epee


Peter Calderon, silver, Veteran 70 Men’s Foil


Amanda Sirico, bronze, Division 1 Women’s Epee


Jim Adams, bronze, Veteran 70 Men’s Sabre, bronze, Veteran 70 Men’s Foil


Joe Deucher, seventh place, Veteran 40 Men’s Epee, eighth place, Veteran Open Men’s Epee


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Fences with Wolves 2014 Youth Tournament

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DCFC is proud to host the third annual Fences with Wolves youth mixed epee tournament on May 4, 2014.


This tournament, which benefits the Yellowstone Park Foundation, is run by DCFC Y14 member Jacob Asher.  Over the past two years this terrific group of youth fencers has raised $10,000 for the foundation.


We have commemorative wrist bands; great prizes for top four  Y10, Y12, and Y14 fencers; medals for top 8 in all age groups; prizes for the fencer in each age group with the most sponsors; and the chance to get your name on our very cool permanent trophy.


Come join the pack and battle for the title of alpha wolf!




2014 Cherry Blossom Open – Results



Amanda Sirico (far right) wins gold and Rebecca Chimahusky (fourth from right) wins bronze in the Senior Women’s Epee event at the 2014 Cherry Blossom Open. Photos by David Ruskin



Congratulations to DCFC members on their great results at the Cherry Blossom Open, held at University of Maryland this weekend. DCFCers won several top-eight spots, and many top 16 results as well.

Special thanks2014-03-22-4183 to David Ruskin, who, when he wasn’t earning a B rating in the Senior Mixed Epee event, took some fabulous photos.   See the 2014 Cherry Blossom Open photo album  on the DCFC Facebook page.

See the full results at askfred.net.


2014 Cherry Blossom Open – Results

Amanda Sirico, gold, Senior Women’s Epee

Peter Souders, gold, Senior Mixed Sabre

Clinton Feihong Rodell, silver, Senior Mixed Epee

Rebecca Chimahusky, bronze, Senior Women’s Epee

Roshan Talagala, bronze, Senior Mixed Foil

Dennis Kraft, fifth place, Senior Mixed Epee

Brooke Sirico, seventh place, Senior Women’s Sabre

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A medal in Memphis for DCFC fencer Sam Cohen


Sam Cohen with his proud father, Drew.


DCFC sent a daring dozen fencers all the way to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the March North American Cup last weekend. This North American Cup features several youth events  for Youth 10, 12, 14 competitors in epee, sabre, and foil, as well as Y10 and Y12 team events.

DCFC salutes Samuel Cohen (Kensington, MD) for winning bronze at the Division III Men’s Saber event at the Memphis North American Cup on Sunday.  Cohen, 14, is a freshman at Albert Einstein High School.  As a result of his efforts, Sam earned his C rating.  Congratulations, Sam!



From L-R: Yixuan Pei, Andrew Nosil, Sam Dietrich, Jacob Asher, and team captain Justin Haddad at the March North American Cup in Memphis, TN

Kudos also go out to Yixuan Pei, Andrew Nosil, Sam Dietrich, Jacob Asher, and team captain Justin Haddad on advancing to fourth place in the Y14 Team Men’s Epee event at the March North American Cup in Memphis, TN.

Full results from the March North American Cup can be found here.

Photo essay of youth epee event



Thanks to David Ruskin for creating a beautiful photo essay of youth participating in an epee tournament on Sunday, March 16.  The full photo essay can be seen on the DCFC Facebook page.

DC Fencers Club is closed on Monday, March 17 due to inclement weather

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DC Fencers Club is closed on Monday, March 17, 2014 due to inclement weather.  We follow the federal government closure policies.  If the federal government is closed due to inclement weather (or for a federal holiday), so are we.  We will be open on Tuesday.  Stay safe on the roads, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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March Sabre & Epee Champagne Challenge – Results

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Congratulations to all our DCFCers who competed in the March Sabre & Epee Champagne Challenge on March 8-9, 2014.
In the senior mixed open epee event, DCFCers swept the medals and took six of the top eight spots, and in the senior mixed sabre event, DCFCers took gold and bronze.
Thanks to David Ruskin for documenting the event. A photo album can be found on the DCFC Facebook page, as well as on the DC Fencers Club Flickr page.
Senior Mixed Sabre
Jacob Asch, gold
James Cameron, bronze
Senior Mixed Epee
Dennis Kraft, gold
Isaac Shelanski, silver
Nathan Bailey, bronze
Paul Klatzman, bronze


Capitol Division Summer National Qualifiers – Results



From L-R: Claire Busch, Meghan Sirico, Sally Gifford, Blue Keleher, and Sanzhina Erdeeva celebrate qualifying for Summer Nationals in the Women’s Epee event. Photo by David Ruskin



Congratulations to all the Capitol Division fencers in epee, sabre, and foil who came out to compete in the Capitol Division Summer National Qualifiers this weekend. Several DCFCers took top spots at the event, including Claire Busch, James Cameron, Jordan Schneider, and many more DCFCers medaled and qualified for various SN events. Full results can be found in the askfred link below.


A special thank you to Meet Manager Lewis Sloter, to our bout committee, and to our sharp-dressed referees for running a smooth event. Thanks also to our fencing parents and friends for supporting the fencing competitors in your lives!


David Ruskin documented the event, and his photo essay can ben seen on the DCFC Facebook page.


See you on the strip!


DCFC closed Monday, March 3 due to inclement weather

DCFC will be closed on Monday, March 3, following the federal government closure due to inclement weather.  If the feds close for a holiday or for inclement weather, so do we.  Check with your individual coach if you have any questions, and be safe on the roads.Screen Shot 2014-03-02 at 7.09.14 PM

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