The Pomme de Terre is one of the largest tournaments in the Northeast. With over 500 entries it becomes a very exciting event.
Over the weekend, our Asst. Coach, Will Barnhart earned his B rating in Epee and re-earned his B rating in Foil! Ian Shultis not only did a great job fencing Saber on Saturday, he also directed several bouts on Sunday, including many semi-finals.
We had a some of our Teen students fence in the Pomme de Terre, Andy Zito, Vincenzo Agostaro, Russell Brearley, Ted Nalesnik and Jacob Shultis. All of these fencers had a great time participating and fenced very well.
Saturday evening, Team Phoenix went out and explored Waltham, Ma. We found a great restaurant, The Watch City Brewery, which offered a variety of moderately priced meals. One of the more notable menu items was the Tick Tock, a deep fried cheese burger!
We would like to once again congratulate everyone who participated this weekend. Also, we would like to Thank all of the parents and family members who made it out to support and cheer for the athletes.
Results from this tournament should be up on askFRED.net soon. We are also in the process of uploading the weekends videos to ourYoutube channel.The results for the Pomme de Terre can be found on NEUSFA’s website
Senior Men’s Epee
Will Barnhart – 10th Place earning his B11
Senior Men’s Saber
Ted Nalesnik – 14th
Ian Shultis – 22nd
Senior Women’s Epee
Becca Kwiatoski – 23rd (tie)
Senior Men’s Foil
Will Barnhart – 13th (tie) earning his B11
Russell Brearley – 35th
E & Under Senior Men’s Epee
Jacob – 36th
E & Under Senior Men’s Saber
Vincenzo Agostaro – 31st
Andy Zito – 41st
We still have a few open slots at our Pre-Nationals camp next week.
This fencing day camp will be coached by Aaron Kandlik and Eric Soyka. Anyone participating at Summer Nationals is welcome. Students should be prepared for multiple private lessons, tactical situations, as well as a lot of bouting.
The Camp will run from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Please pre-register if you plan on attending.
Results for February 15 – 21st, 2010
2/17 – Fishkill Fencers
Jenna Gorab – Mixed Epee – 3rd Place
2/21 – Uriah Jones Memorial Jr – Cadet Tournament
Russell Brearley – Cadet (U17) Men’s Foil – 13th
– Jr (U20) Men’s Foil – 24th
We have two great workshops coming up the beginning of January. We have finally been able to get Coach Aaron Kandlik to come out in the winter and share his knowledge with us again. Coach Kandlik is is a Level 4 Coach in all 3 weapons from the USFA Coaches College, 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 Olympic Fencers Mariel Zagunis and Becca Ward.
Now about the workshops… The first will be on January 1st, a Youth workshop, where Coach Kandlik will help fill in the gaps in your fencing. This night will not be all fencing as we also plan to play a lot of fun games too. We like to think of it as a Parents Date night, something every parent needs after the holidays. (There will also be pizza for the kids)
There will also be a Teen Workshop on Saturday January 2nd. This will be a full day of fencing instruction. Coach Kandlik will use the most modern techniques and gear this workshop toward the specific needs of the students who attend.
Check out all the information:
Our Flyer – Winter Workshops with Aaron Kandlik
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.