fencing photo spring 2019

Officer Name E-Mail
President Jenna Kent [email protected]
Vice President Alexandra Ravano [email protected]
Treasurer Glen Bittenbender [email protected]
Travel Liaison Alexandra Ravano [email protected]
Contact E-Mail [email protected]
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gw_fencing
National Affiliation United States Associate of Collegiate Fencing Clubs

Updated 12/7/2021

The GW Fencing Club is open to both competitive and non-competitive members and has full foil, sabre, and epee squads. We welcome students with no previous fencing experience and the team runs a gear loan and coaching program to get new fencers started. We are also happy to have any visiting international fencers. Fencers will have the opportunity to compete in at least eight team meets per year. The team supports participation in individual tournaments but students will be responsible for their own travel and safety. Along with our competitions, we like to build team spirit with social events like pasta dinners and movie nights.  Practices are held in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center and include bouting, footwork, and conditioning. The team usually holds two to three practices per week, depending on GW scheduling.

Competitions include: Chaos Beginners Tournament, Southern Intercollegiate Fencing Association (SIFA) Meets, Baltimore-Washington Collegiate Fencing Conference (BWCFC) Meets, and United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC) Nationals. Individuals from the team also compete in: Temple Open, North Atlantic, Cherry Blossom, and BWCFC Individuals.

Competition Results

Fencing Tournament hosted by GW

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 9:00am


Fencing - SIFA North Tournament Fall 2019

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 5:00pm

Men's Squads:
Sabre: 2nd place, 6th place (composite squad)
Epee: 3rd place, 5th place (composite squad)
Foil: 6th place

Women's Squads
Sabre: 1st place

Fencing: BWCFC Finals

Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 9:00am

Layston Badham - 1st place, Individual Women’s Sabre
Nina Meli - 2nd place, Individual Women’s Epee
Donna Yoo - 3rd place, Individual Women’s Sabre

Fencing: USACFC Nationals

Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 6:00pm

Women’s Sabre - 8th place
Donna Yoo - 8th place, Individual Women’s Sabre

Fencing: SIFA Finals

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 6:00pm

Women’s Foil - 1st place
Women’s Sabre - 1st place
Women’s Epee - 2nd place

Fencing: GW Women's Tournament

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 9:00am

Layston Badham - 1st place, Individual Sabre
Colette Bilynsky - 1st place, Individual Foil
Katie Dai - 1st place, Individual Epee
Jenna Kent - 2nd place, Individual Sabre