Friday, October 5, 2012

Wrecks and Vets!

We have implemented a new mentorship program within our fencing program! The Vets and Wrecks system is similar to the Greek’s Bigs and Littles system or the band’s Rats and Vets system. The idea is that all of our new members, the Wrecks, adopt a Vet to become their buddy/mentor for the semester. Their Vets’ jobs are to make sure they are having fun at both practices and social events! So far, everyone seems to be enjoying it!

For more information check out our FAQ poster! 

Fall 2012

The Yellow Jacket Fencing Club is off to a great start this year! We have over 70 dues paying members and many of them are new to the sport of fencing! We started off the year with two weeks of Wreck Camp (Wrecks = fencing newbies), then after we brought everybody back together and had a great reunion with all of our old members. After a few more weeks of practice we’ve now split everyone into weapons, so they can start getting ready for tournaments!

Here are some pictures from our first few practices!
Fencers on the court

Fencers on the court

Practices are held on the 4th floor of the CRC
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tech Host Yellow Jacket Open

Tech Host Third Annual Yellow Jacket Open Tournament

The Third Annul Yellow Jacket Open, held in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom, was a huge success! Despite having over 300 tournament entries, the competition all ran very smoothly thanks to the time and effort contributed by all our volunteers. Special thanks to Courtney Price and Jeff Lumish for spending countless hours organizing the event.

Also, congratulations to the following fencers who did exceptionally well (within the top third). For complete tournament results, visit AskFred.

Mixed Epee - 69 Competitors
Eric Lange - 13th

C & Under Epee - 66 Competitors
Thurston Sandberg - 12th
Daniel Bodamer - 17th

Mixed Sabre - 54 Competitors
Christopher Denecke - 6th
Kevin Lyn - 18th

D & Under Sabre - 50 Competitors
Emily Robey-Phillips - 5th Earned E12
Joshua Mittelman - 7th Earned E12
Zhefan Ye - 11th
Jeffrey Lumish - 12th
Aaron DePiano - 14th
Stefano Fenu - 16th

Mixed Foil - 37 Competitors
Parth Deshmukh - 6th
Daniel Miller - 13th

D & Under Foil - 52 Competitors
Ruiqi Zhang - 7th Earned E12
Daniel Miller - 12th