Poughkeepsie Journal

Did you catch the Article in the Poughkeepsie Journal last Thursday, April 15, 2010? In the Sports Section on page 6C, there is a picture and a small article about our Jr & Cadet Fencers qualifiing for Summer Nationals!

We’d like to see more of this coverage of our sport and fencers. If you could take a moment to call or email the Sports Editor, Dan Peitrafesa, at 845-437-4849 or dpietraf@poughkeepsiejournal.com and let him know that you support local fencers.

Summer National Qualifiers

Summer National Qualifiers were held Sunday at Vassar College. We had a great turnout and would like to thank everyone who came out and fenced. We would also like to congratulate those fencers who qualified to fence at Summer Nationals;

C & under Men’s Foil

Russell Brearley – 1st Place

Dan Raven (Marist) – 2nd Place

Dan McCarthy – 3rd Place

D & under Men’s Foil

David Amrani (Marist) – 2nd Place

Russell Brearley – 3rd Place

C & under Men’s Saber

Ted Nalesnik – 1st Place

Tristan Dubin – 3rd Place

D & Under Men’s Saber

Ted Nalesnik – 1st Place

Tristan Dubin – 2nd Place

We would also like to congratulate James Dolan, Bob Nilsen, & Ian Shultis for their participation in the qualifiers.

Y14 & Cadet Qualifiers were held in March at CDFS

Jacob Shultis – Y14 Men’s Epee – 1st Place

Russell Brearley – Y14 Men’s Foil – 1st Place

James Dolan –  Y14 Men’s Foil – 2nd Place

Jacob Shultis – Y14 Men’s Foil – 3rd Place

Jacob Shultis – Cadet Men’s Epee – 1st Place

Russell Brearley – Cadet Men’s Foil – 2nd Place

James Dolan – Cadet Men’s Foil – 3rd Place

Tristan Dubin – Cadet Men’s Saber – 2nd Place

This years Summer Nationals are being held in Atlanta, GA. We will be traveling down as a club to support all of our fencers who qualified. Stay tuned to the Blog and the Newsletter for more information over the coming weeks! While at Summer Nationals you’ll be able to follow all the action on twitter.com/PHXcenter

Summer Camps

Here’s some info on our Summer Camps!

Teen Beginner Camp – July 13-17 – 10a-4pm
Teen Competitive Camp – July 20- 10a-4pm

SportSword Camp – July 27-31 – 1p-4pm
Youth Fencing Camp – Aug 3-7 – 10a-1pm

Full Day camps $300
Half Day camps $175

Both the Teen camps are taught by Aaron Kandlik. Aaron is a Level 4 Coach in all 3 weapons from the USFA Coaches College. This is the highest rating one can earn without teaching classes at Coaches College. Aaron is also a certified Prevost d’Armes and a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Aaron has coached for Vassar College, Northwest Fencing Center and currently is coaching for Oregon Fencing Alliance which is home to Mariel Zagunis and Becca Ward. Aaron has worked with athletes at all levels and we’re happy to have him share his experiences once more with us for our camps.

To register for the camps please send in a 50% down payment to The Phoenix Center and let us know what camp you are signing up for.