April 11, 2013
Revised April Intro to Fencing Class
March 19, 2013
SUMMER CAMPS!What better way to spend the summer than learning a new sport that provides a lifetime of benefits! Fencing stimulates the body, mind, and spirit, and it is a blast! Let our experienced staff introduce your son or daughter to this fast and powerful sport that is sweeping the USA! Click on "Classes" to the right for a registration form and information on dates and times!
New Spring Classes!
The Three Rivers Fencing Center is pleased to announce our Spring 2013 Schedule. We have new, month-long, "Introduction to Fencing" classes starting September 8th. Youth (7-12) Classes are on Monday evenings, Kids (5-7) Classes are on Wednesday evenings, and All-Ages Classes are on Saturday Mornings.
We also are offering a new, Adult "Drop-In" class on Wednesdays, where you can try fencing just for an evening!
We have new classes starting for those that have fencing experience, already. Please click on "Classes" to the right for more information on all of our classes! We look forward to introducing you to this most fantastic of all Olympic Sports!
June 02, 2012
Summer Schedule at TRFC!
The Three Rivers Fencing Center will continue fencing classes throughout the summer, and is offering several fencing camps for new and experienced fencers:
- We are offering Fencing Camps the weeks of June 18, June 25, August 6, and August 13 (Click on "Classes" to the right for more details)
- Our Summer Schedule will begin the week of June 25th, and fencing will be conducted on Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Our Teen and Adult Class will continue on Wednesday evenings from 8:00-9:00 p.m. throughout the summer
Come, enjoy our air-conditioned gym, and beat the heat! We look forward to serving you, and hope that you get involved in this most fantastic of all sports!
If you have questions, please email us at email@example.com.
July 08, 2011
Congratulations to Lynn Botelho, who just won the Gold Medal at the 2011 National Championships in Reno Nevada. Lynn completed a perfect 6-0 record in the pools, tied as the Number 1 seed, and continued undefeated to claim the Gold Medal in the Veteran 40 Women's Foil Event! Completed in professional style, I might add! Congratulations to Lynn, and her coach, Iana Dakova! We salute you!
Update - Lynn also was a member of the Gold-Medal winning Women's Over-40 Veteran Foil Team
Brad Cellier anchored the Gold-Medal winning Men's Over-40 Veteran Foil Team
TRFC at National Championships!
The Three Rivers Fencing Center sent a cadre of athletes to Reno, Nevada, to compete at the 2011 National Championships from July 1-10. Here are our representative athletes, along with our results:
- Lynn Botelho - GOLD in the Over-40 Veterans Womens Foil, GOLD in Over-40 Veteran Foil Team Event
- Bradley Cellier - 7th in the Over-40 Veterans Mens Foil, Anchored Over-40 GOLD Medal winning Veteran Foil Team
- Guy Beresteanu - 45 out of 107 competitors in Youth 10 Men's Foil (MF)
- Simon Schaitkin - 123 out of 184 competitors in Under 16 MF, 178 of 235 in Under 19 MF
- Max Findley - 96 of 235 in Under 19 MF
- Stephen Baker finished 10th
- Max Findley finished 14th
Also, the TRFC put together a Men's Foil Team, who finished 6th out of 23 teams. This was a very strong team, which lost by one touch in overtime to the Silver Medalist Team of Empire United Fencing from New York City. Anchored by Max Findley, this team was in the running to medal at the National Champonships. The TRFC Team consisted of:
- Max Findley
- Stephen Baker
- Bradley Cellier
September 18, 2008
They did it! The USA Women's Foil Team defeated the 2007 World Championship Polish Team, then defeated Hungary to win the Silver Medal, eventually losing to the Russians in the Gold Medal Bout. Likewise the Men's Saber Team won the Silver Medal! In addition, the USA women's fencers swept the Olympic saber individual event,
winning gold, silver and bronze! We were hoping for big things, but it
doesn't get any better than that! Mariel Zagunis repeated her gold
medal performance from Athens, and Sada Jacobson and Becca Ward won
silver and bronze, respectively. Read all about it, here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/fencing/news/newsid=185387.html#three+all+u+s+sweeps+sabre
To see all results from the Olympic fencing events, visit www.nbcolympics.com.
Do you have a young athlete interested in fencing? The Three Rivers Fencing Center is Pittsburgh's Premier Modern Olympic Fencing Club - join one of our Beginner classes this November, and see why fencing is one of the fastest growing USA sports! Go, USA! (Photos courtesy of FencingPhotos.com)
2008 National Championships
The Three Rivers Fencing Center was represented well at the National Championships this year. 12 Fencers competed, making the trip to San Jose, CA, and we even collected some hardware! Stephen Baker won the Bronze Medal in the Division II Event! - this is a special result, as the Division II Event is extremely challenging. Likewise, Lynn Botelho won the Bronze Medal in the Veteran Foil event! Competing at National Championships is a victory in itself, and we are proud of all of our competitors! Special thanks to Coach Iana Dakova, who coached our fencers for the 10 days of events.
May 15, 2008
LIFExpo 2008 Wrap-up!
Three Rivers Fencing center was proud to present the sport of Fencing
at the 2008 LIFExpo at Heinz Field on Thursday May 1st through Sunday May
4th! We enjoyed meeting new people and telling them a little bit about this fantastic sport. We would like to thank the organizers and other exhibitors for making the Inaugural LIFExpo a positive experience.
We look forward to next year's events - Visit the website at www.lifexpo.com for more information!
March 13, 2007
TRFC Sweeps Arnold Classic!
After sweeping the foil events last year, the Three Rivers Fencing Center swept the Arnold Fencing Classic again this year. Josh Grill won the Open and Youth-14 Foil Events. In addition, Ben Jagger was awarded the Columbus Rotary Club $1,000 scholarship for being the one- “best citizen fencer” at the Arnold
Fencing Classic 2007! Congratulations, Ben! TRFC fencers won many medals, and had many solid finishes - click on Competitions to the right for complete results. Congratulations to fencers and coaches, alike!