Fencing Greats In San Antonio

By Alissa Nagle from Welcome Home SA Magazine

Photo: Evan Carlisle with his Coach, Velizar Iliev.

Steeped in history and tradition, fencing is a sport with origins dating back to early Greek and Roman times. Characterized by form and expression, fencing is an ancient symbol of power and glory and one of only four sports to have been featured at every modern Olympic Games. While the flashy duels in movies like Zorro and The Princess Bride may ...

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Olympian Sending Twelve Fencers to Mega Epee Camp

Olympian is sending twelve fencers to the mega epee camp in Houston, TX at Alliance Fencing Club, led by Andrey Geva. More than eighty fencers are attending this key prenational camp from all over the United States. If you are interested in attending this key developmental camp and the great opportunity to fence excellent competitors nationwide, contact our office for details on attending. Coach Velizar will also be coaching at the camp along with Andrey and other great world class talents.

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Join Us for the 2012 Olympian Pre-National Epee Cup

Join Olympian Fencing Club for the 2012 Olympian Pre-National Epee Cup featuring mixed Y10, Y12, Y14 and Senior competition. You do not want to miss this Pre-Nationals event which will feature 2012 London Olympians Kelley and Courtney Hurley in the senior division, as well as former Olympian Velizar Iliev. There are already 3A’s, 2B’s, 1C and 1D registered for the senior division and 2B’s  and 1D registered for Y14 competition.

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Olympian Welcomes Coach Viktor to the Team

 

Olympian welcomes Coach Viktor Svatenko who has joined us this week, now in his seventh year as fencing coach at Penn State, brings a distinguished background in fencing and modern pentathlon to Olympian.

During his tenure as fencing coach with the USOC, his athletes, including Coach Velizar, claimed a silver medal at the Olympics as well as three gold, one silver, and a bronze medal at the World Championships. He also coached athletes to four gold medals at the Pan American ...

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Multiple Fencers Win Medals at the Austin Challenge RYC

Olympian took more than ten competitors to Austin for the Austin Challenge RYC in May 2012. Several brought home medals, including Chris Sahin, who won the gold for Y14 men’s epee.

Brandon Benavides brought home bronze and Evan Carlisle won sixth in Y12 men’s épée.

Evan Carlisle won a bronze medal, James won sixth place and Callie won bronze in Y10 epee competition.

Olivia won bronze medal and Madeline Streeter 8th place medal for Y12.

In Y14 women’s epee, Farrah won silver and Olivia ...

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Olympian to Send Twelve Fencers to Austin Challenge

Olympian Fencing Club will be sending thirteen epee fencers to the USFA event Austin Challenge and Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) tournament at the Austin Sports Center in Cedar Park. This RYC is a three weapon event and is a qualifying path for Y10 and Y12 fencers to fence in the July North American Cup (NAC). Also, those fencers finishing in 1st place in a Y14 event qualify for the Summer Championships in July. USFA or FIE ...

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Olympian Fencers Return to San Antonio with Hardware from the North American Cup (NAC)


Olympian Fencing Club took five fencers to the North American Cup in Virginia Beach this month with stunning results. This exciting event offered a great opportunity for all epee fencers to gain confidence and experience after already qualifying for the Summer National Championship in Anaheim, California this July.

Robin Cheong finished pool matches as the number one seed and fell just short ...

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