Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ta-dah! Practice Times!

After mucho corresponding, polling, debating, and cupcake eating. It was decided that summer fencing practices will be held from 5-7 pm Monday and Friday at the CRC!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Catching Up

Tournament Updates!
While you were running around trying to study for tests and finals, the fencers were fencing and then trying to study for tests and finals. The result was a gain in awesome medals/trophies and an absence of time for writing up the awesomeness that occurred(, but let's face it, you wouldn't have had time to read it all anyway because you were oh-so-studiously studying for those tests and finals, right?)

The South Atlantic Conference!
The SAC was held at James Madison University March 26th and 27th. We all piled into a van on the 25th and made our way to Virginia! Getting 14 people and 14 people's weekend travel stuff and 14 people's fencing stuff into one van was quite a feat.

Men's Epee fielded their first team! Men's Saber took 6th, and Men's Foil took 5th with Eric Lange placing 6th individually.

The Women's Foil team (consisting of two rookies at their first tournament) placed 11th (which wasn't last!), and the Women's Saber Team kicked. butt. They came in 1st place as a team, with Xenia placing 6th, Emily placing 2nd, and Courtney placing 1st individually!

A few weeks later the fencers traveled to the CFCS and those adventures are to be continued!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Summer Plans!

It's summer!!!

And with summer comes awesome! Not only are you now done with those classes and gross finals, but now you have more time to check the fencing website for updates (which can happen because the updaters are done with their classes and finals as well!)

If you are an experienced fencer and are interested in attending summer fencing practices check out this form: Summer Interest Form

If you're a newbie either to Tech or to fencing or otherwise interested in joining us in the fall check out this form: Fall Interest Form

Things to be thinking about:

Familiarization and Adaptation to the Surroundings and Environs of Tech:

Aka FASET is a really great way to recruit new fencers or fencers that are new to Georgia Tech. We're already planning on having a table there, now we just need people to stand around the table and look awesome so little freshman will gravitate toward you and be drawn into the world of fencing! I'm not sure when the FASET go-ers will be visiting the tables in the day, but as soon as I know you'll know! Until then though, you should mark these days on your calendar anyway, so you know when to be hanging out in Atlanta! If you already know you're going to be in town or on campus, then check out the FASET Signup Form!

Fall Freshman FASET Dates:
FASET-1: Sunday, July 10
FASET-2: Sunday, July 17
FASET-3: Thursday, July 21
FASET-4: Monday, August 8
FASET-5: Sunday, August 14
FASET-6: Wednesday, August 17

ummer Fencing:

After confusion and chaos and mass panic (just kidding, we had a back-up plan 'cause we're on top of things like that) it was revealed that the CRC's 4th floor would not be undergoing renovations! So now that we won't be kicked out of the CRC, everyone who is on campus should be able to go to practice!