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2018 Summer Schedule

Summer Camps – July 9 through August 17

We still have room in our summer camps! Continuing camps are appropriate for students who have had 1-6 months of classes or a beginning camp. The Intermediate/Competitive camp is for fencers with a year or more of experience. Beginning camps are for kids and juniors with no previous experience – tell your friends how much fun fencing is!

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Summer Continuing Classes – July 9 through August 17

For Continuing level fencers who can’t come to a summer camp, we are offering sessions of our Continuing classes in the afternoon and evening. Kids meet Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30, juniors Monday and Wednesday at 5:30, adults Monday and Wednesday at 6:30. The class fee includes Tuesday/Thursday open fencing all summer.

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Last day of classes – June 22

The last day of regular classes for the season will be Friday, June 22nd. We will have open fencing the last week in June, then we’re closed for a week for Summer Nationals.

Pre-Nationals Practice – June 25-28

We will open early for open fencing and lessons Monday through Thursday the last week in June. Lesson priority will be given to fencers going to Summer Nationals. Talk to your coach about lesson schedules. All of our fencers are welcome to come help our team get ready for Nationals!

Summer Open Fencing

From July 10th through August 16th, we will have open fencing Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Open fencing is $80 for the whole summer, free for students enrolled in a camp. For summer private lessons, talk to your coach about schedules.

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Summer Nationals!

Welcome home and congratulations to all of our fencers who represented Rain City at Summer Nationals in Salt Lake City! We are so proud of the many strong showings we had over the week including bringing home two medals! Here are some of the highlights:

Davis Carvey – 2nd Vet 70 Men’s Foil
Sylvie Troxel – 5th Div II Women’s Foil
Jerry Chang – 10th Div I Men’s Foil, 13th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Louise Tang – 16th Div I Women’s Foil
Austin Li – 12th Div I-A Men’s Foil
Dan Berke – 9th Vet 40 Men’s Foil
Jeff Johnson – 13th Vet 50 Men’s Epee
Johannes Klein – 12th Vet 60 Men’s Foil

Congratulations to everyone for a fantastic season, and special congrats to our two medalists! Take some time to relax and then it’s back to the salle for next season!

 

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Six medals at Richmond NAC!

SIX! Our fencers brought home a whopping six medals from the NAC in Richmond. Make sure you give a hearty pat on the back to:

Davis Carvey – 2nd place Vet-70 Men’s Foil (also earned D16!)
Jeff Johnson – 3rd place Vet Men’s Epee
Ana Brainard – 7th place Vet-50 Women’s Foil
Cyndi Glover – 8th place Vet Women’s Epee
Johannas Klein – 8th place Vet Men’s Foil
Catherine McLellan – 8th place Vet-50 Women’s Epee

Welcome home to our fencers and special congratulations to our SIX medalists!

Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit Deadline Approaching

Rain City will be hosting a Regional Junior/Cadet Circuit (RJCC) this December. The event is an important qualifying event for Junior Olympics and the July Challenge and they are shaping up to be potentially highly rated events. Participation is strongly encouraged.

There is a $30 registration fee plus $40 per event if you register on or before November 19th. The costs will double after that.

More info here:

https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=34881

Results from the Milwaukee NAC

Our fencers had a fantastic showing at the Milwaukee NAC coming home with medals and national points.

Lulu Tang and Dolly Lampson both cracked the top 32 in Cadet Women’s Foil. Unwilling to go home with just one strong result, Lulu also finished in the top 16 for Junior Women’s Foil!

Ivan, Wesley, Shaw also came home with a silver medal in Cadet Men’s Foil team!

Congrats to all of our fencers and welcome back. You do us proud.

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Cadet Men’s Foil Team Wins Silver Medal at Milwaukee NAC!

Our Cadet Men’s Foil team had a strong showing in the Milwaukee NAC beating Naples Fencing 45-32 and going out in the final to San Francisco Fencing Club. Congratulations to Ivan Ponomarev, Shaw Phillips, and Wesley Wong for taking silver representing Rain City Fencing Center!

Congratulations to Monica Lomeli and to Jeff Lucas for their new ratings!

Rain City is proud to announce that two of our epeeists have recently earned new ratings this week!

Jeff Lucas took a bronze medal at Washington Fencing Academy’s D & Under and walked out with an E2016, his first epee rating! Monica Lomeli also had an incredible showing and took the gold medal at an open hosted by Salle Auriol and jumped from unrated to a B2016!

Congratulations to our newly rated epeeists!

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Competitive Foil/Epee Camp

Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19, 2016

Gear up for the new season with an intensive all-day competitive camp! Nationally recognized coaches Greg Jones, Christian Ford, Garik Balayan, Steve Colton, and Spencer Felt share their expertise training national medalists. We will combine footwork and cross training, technical and tactical exercises, discussions of strategy and tournament preparation, and structured bouting and lesson time. Emphasis will be on the tactics and preparation needed for success at the national level.

Camp runs from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM each day with a lunch break. Students should have at least one year of competitive fencing experience. Please bring your own gear if possible. Minimum age is 11.

The fee for the camp is $450 for the week, which includes open fencing all summer (July and August) at no extra charge.

You can pre-register on AskFRED so other fencers know who’s coming:
Foil camp registration
Epee camp registration
Payment can be done online on our membership system.

Go Team RCFC!

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Eric Zobel – Bronze Medal, Div III Men’s Epee

For our second medal of the 2016 Summer Nationals, Eric Zobel switches to epee and wins a bronze medal in Division III Men’s Epee. Congratulations!

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Davis Carvey – Bronze Medal, Vet 70 Men’s Foil

RCFC veteran Davis Carvey took a bronze medal in Vet-70 Men’s Foil at this year’s Summer Nationals, clinching a spot on the US team for the Veteran World Championships for the fifth year running. Congratulations!