National Team Members Look Back at 2020 and Ahead to 2021. As an athlete, he joined the Northwest Fencing Centers Senior Epee Team and won the 2011 United States National Team Championship. Head Coach 212-854-4040 212-854-4040: ma3110@columbia.edu: Seoung Woo Lee: Foil/Epee Coach swl2119@columbia.edu: Akhnaten Spencer-El: Sabre Coach as4593@columbia.edu: Alex Zurabishvili: Epee Coach 212-854-3434 212-854-3434: az2613@columbia.edu: Gidon Retzkin: Volunteer Assistant Coach gr2639@columbia.edu: Wesley McKinney Most recently, he was the Head Coach of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee. His boys and girls epee squads won 4 state team championships, 2 individual championships, and his students have gone on to fence in NCAA team competition at Columbia, Yale, Brandeis, Duke, Penn State, Notre Dame and other notable institutions. Recruiting Coordinator/Team Manager Our mission is to share our love of the sport with local athletes of all … On average they make $689,236. Seeing my students progress in the sport is super-rewarding. She won the 2009, 2011 and 2012 NCAA titles while finishing as runner-up in 2010. In 2016, Coach Andy was awarded the Spirit of Fencing Award by the US Fencing Association. Recruited to Division I college fencing, Harvard, Princeton, Upenn. Elizabeth has been Duke University Fencing Team Manager from 1985 to present. Mailing address: Alex Beguinet Duke University Fencing Coach P.O. He was named the U.S. Fencing Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1992 and was chosen as MACFA Coach of the Year 10 times. Contact Information: e-mail: beguinet@duke.edu phone: (919) 668-5752 . • Head Coach, Cornell University (2016 - Present) • Assistant Coach, Columbia University (2010-14) Education • B.A., Russian Literature and Language, Columbia University (2010) At Cornell Five-time US National Team member Daria Schneider was named the eighth head coach of women’s fencing at Cornell University on June 21, 2016. She referees for the US Fencing Association at home and abroad. Photo Galleries. They have one daughter, Heather, who is a Duke alumnae. Prior to opening Duke City Fencing, she represented the New York Athletic Club in competition. During his fencing career, he has worked with several excellent teachers, but has been primarily mentored by the late Delmar Calvert, and later in his fencing career by Sebastien Dos Santos. Duke Olympic Sports Performance Staff. Following graduation at Duke with a degree in mathematics, she went on to get her Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern. Huchwadja, a member of the German National Team who fenced in the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, comes to Duke after a seven-year stint as the saber coach at Oregon Fencing Alliance in Portland. Darius Wei joined the Duke coaching staff in July, 2012. Strength & Conditioning. According to the Johns Hopkins Athletics staff, Oles’ 643 wins are the second-most by any coach in any sport in Johns Hopkins history, and his 44-year tenure is the longest for a coach in school history. Given our son’s interest in fencing in college, his list included the academically-elite fencing powerhouses (HYP/Stanford/Duke), as well as the academically-elite D3 programs (JHU/Haverford/MIT). More News. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Mathematics, Sociology and Women Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As the staff's foil specialist, Wei mentored a women's foil unit that yielded four fencers with at least 20 wins and a men's squad that produced five double-digit winners. The men won more than the women this time but that’s the way it goes," head coach Alex Beguinet said. Post-NCAA, Oldham began her coaching development at the United States Olympic Training Center under the leadership of Alex Beguinet, the Head Coach at Duke University. Director of Fencing Operations. The official 2020-21 Men's Fencing Roster for the Princeton University Tigers A 1989 graduate of Duke, Marx is one of the most celebrated Blue Devil fencers, having won the 1995 Pan American Championship as well as finishing 16th in women’s epee at the 1996 Olympics. We teach the Olympic sport style of fencing with a focus on epee. Recent Competition History. Dima Chumak Dima comes to us from New York were for the 10 years after retiring from sport after Beijing Olympic Games 2008 he was an epee coach in highly successful fencing club Fencing Academy of Westchester. Josh has been fencing for over 20 years. Darius Wei, e-mail: dwei@duaa.duke.edu Toby Tolley, Head Coach - Epee, Foil Ms. Tolley has fenced for 29 years on both the national and international level. Coach Jen was one of the many students produced by legendary North Carolina Coach Ron Miller who went on to develop in the sport fencing world outside the NCAA. Alex Beguinet, e-mail: beguinet@duke.edu “For me fencing is a devotional act. Jacek Huchwadja. The official 2020-21 Men's Fencing Roster for the Princeton University Tigers Elizabeth has a B.A. In The News. Athletes who have trained with Darius have earned success at a high level, including North American Cup finals, National Championships and NCAA Championship berths. I've coached in Reno, NV and for the University of New Mexico fencing team. Top 3 placements at North American Cups including Junior Olympic Silver medalist, NJ State Champion 2x and 1x runner up, Star Ledger Fencer of the Year, NJIFA 1st Team All State 3x, 1st Place Intercollegiate Fencing squad Championships. Head coach Mario Jelev. Published July 03, 2018 by Eoin Gronningsater, Duke Men's Fencing. Beguinet has compiled a 486-449 (.520) overall record in his 28 years with the Blue Devils and has coached two NCAA Champions. DURHAM, N.C. – Duke fencing head coach Alex Beguinet is excited to announce the 2021 competition schedule. Baseball, Fencing, M Soccer, M Tennis. Honors: 2014 Duke Fencing Team Captain; Junior World Championship Teams: 2012. phone: (585) 329-9258. Head of Olympic Sports. Top 3 placements at North American Cups including Junior Olympic Silver medalist, NJ State Champion 2x and 1x runner up, Star Ledger Fencer of the Year, NJIFA 1st Team All State 3x, 1st Place Intercollegiate Fencing squad Championships. They can rely on me anytime, day and night. Elizabeth Beguinet. Prior to coaching at Duke City, Josh was the epee coach at Northwest Fencing Center, and the head epee coach at Southern Oregon Fencing Center. fencing for Duke. Blue Devil Network. Tournament Info. Duke University spent $45,043,658 on men's teams and received $58,450,450 in revenue. In 2005, he trained in Szombathely, where he worked with some of the top Hungarian coaches on fencing pedagogy. Steve taught fencing at Wallingford Rod & Foil from 1980-2000, at Shoreline Community College in Seattle from 1988-2000, and at the University of Washington from 1990-2000. Top Stories. The men’s team and the women’s team practice together and with each other. USA Fencing. NSWFA appointed Squad Coaches and NSW Fencing Centre coaches: Maestro Antonio Signorello (Director) Hugh Cotman (Level 2 Foil, physical trainer) Dimitra Giovani (Level 2 Foil, Level 1 Epee, physical trainer) Simon Capon (Level 1 – Foil, Epee, Sabre, physical trainer) Angelo Santangelo (Level 3 Foil, Epee, Sabre and wheelchair fencing coach) Private lessons are only available to advanced class members and after consultation with the coach. On Sunday afternoon we hopped on the bus and embarked on our first of many 7-minute drives to the school where we would coach and teach for the next three weeks. 2020 USOPC Coach of the Year Nominees . He is a coaching veteran of over 10 years with stints at the University of Rochester (2002-08), the Northwest Fencing Center (2008-2011) and the Vega Fencing Academy (2011-12). A native of Poznań, Poland, Huchwadja and his wife, Magda, have four children: Marcel, Pola, Alex and Sophia. Recruited to Division I college fencing, Harvard, Princeton, Upenn. Head coach Alex Beguinet enters his 29th season at the helm of the Duke program. Prior to his time at Oregon Fencing Alliance, Huchwadja was the saber coach at the world-renowned Tauberbischofsheim Fencing Club in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany from 1992-2006. Beguinet was the owner/director of Salle La Boessiere in Portland from 1980-84. If you need fencing for your home in the Indianapolis, IN, area, give us a call. Leslie Marx enters her twelth season as an assistant coach at Duke. While there, in addition to coaching for Lewis and Clark College in Portland, he coached at Portland Community College, Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., Mt. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Andy Katz sit down to talk about the highs and lows of the Blue Devils' March Madness history. Elizabeth was a member of the US Fencing Association’s Coaches College staff as manager since 1991. Athletic Trainer. At tournaments, the level of competition really tests your mental discipline as well as your physical strength. Her achievements include World Cup points, Division 1A National Champion and 7 Sectional Championships. Duke City Fencing offers after-school fencing classes for kids aged 6 through 15 and evening lessons for adults. Assistant Coach. The official Fencing Coach List for the Cornell University Big Red. Harvard’s fencing coach, Peter Brand, is under investigation for selling his house to the father of a current student, shortly before that student was admitted. Elizabeth and Alex have one daughter, Heather, who is a Duke alum. View Full Bio. phone: (919) 660-7762. Duke City Fencing. "Fencing really makes you concentrate, but you also have to relax. When she arrived at Duke as an undergraduate in 1985, Leslie Marx, now the Robert A. Bandeen Professor of Economics at the Fuqua School of Business, hadn’t thought much about fencing. In addition to twice representing Germany at the Olympics, Huchwadja was a three-time gold medalist at the German Open Saber Championship (1992, 1994, 1996), a two-time team bronze medalist at the World Fencing Championship (1991, 1993), a silver medalist at the 1996 Senior World Cup, a three-time German Senior National individual and team Champion, a three-time, German Junior National Champion and a winner of the 1987 Junior World Cup. His enthusiasm for the sport, gentle humor, and ability to listen have drawn dozens of people to learn fencing and kept them coming back to practice. According to the Johns Hopkins Athletics staff, Oles’ 643 wins are the second-most by any coach in any sport in Johns Hopkins history, and his 44-year tenure is the longest for a coach in school history. Born in Toulouse, France, Maitre Beguinet received his Master of Arms Degree from the National Sports Institute in Paris in 1976. Beguinet has compiled a 556-481 (.536) overall record in his 30 years with the Blue Devils and has coached two NCAA Champions. DI Most Valuable Athlete award recipient. View Full Bio. DCF is like a family: everybody knows each other. Post-NCAA, Oldham began her coaching development at the United States Olympic Training Center under the leadership of Alex Beguinet, the Head Coach at Duke University. View Full Bio. Photo Galleries. Prior to opening Duke City Fencing, she represented the New York Athletic Club in competition. The official Fencing Coach List for the Brown University Bears Coach Steve trained with Kim Man-Sik, former head coach of the South Korean Olympic fencing program, and with Ed Richards, a member of the USFA’s National Coaching Staff. Michael Marx (born July 7, 1958) is an American foil and epee fencer and fencing master. Harutunian was a coach on the 1984 U.S. Olympic team and was named coach of the year by the U.S Men’s Fencing Coaches Association in 1986. Beguinet mentored one of the most successful fencers in NCAA history in three-time NCAA Saber Champion, alum  Becca Ward. Men's Fencing Support Staff. Last season Slava coached the Duke University Fencing Team, where he served as an assistant coach and two his epee fencers made All-American in 2017 NCAA Championship. We offer classes for all skill levels, from Intro to Fencing for first-timers to Competitive for fencers who travel and compete. He was the Head Coach of the Brazilian National Epee Team, and Coach of the Pentathlon Team of the Brazilian Air Force. All my past and current students know that I am here to help them. At Oregon Fencing Alliance, Huchwadja mentored a number of the nation's top fencers, including former Blue Devil and three-time NCAA Saber Champion Becca Ward. Head coach Alex Beguinet will enter his 31st season at the helm of the Duke program in 2016. Young Family Head Coach of Fencing. Cameron Indoor stadium This upcoming October Master Evandro Oliveira marks 25 years as Maitre d’Armes of the International Fencing Federation. The Pentathlon Air Force team achieved several world titles while under his guidance. Harvard’s fencing coach, Peter Brand, is under investigation for selling his house to the father of a current student, shortly before that student was admitted. M Lax, M&W Swimming and Diving. Leslie Marx, e-mail: marx@duke.edu Marx has mentored 8 All-America selections during that span while helping to send 48 Blue Devils to the NCAA Championships, including 2004’s third-place epee finisher Anne Kercsmar. P.O. Toby Tolley, Owner, Coach Coach Tolley has fenced for over 30 years on both the national and international level. While at Duke, the former Leslie McFarland competed in the NCAA Regionals while also earning Academic All-America honors. It’s all in the set up and Senior Epeeist Marta Amador executes it *chefs kiss* #B1GCats #Epee #Foil #Sabre #GoCats #CardiacCats #nufencing #northwesternfencing #fencing #fencers #escrime #esgrima #scherma #fechten Beguinet served at US Fencing's annual summer Junior Olympic Training Camps as a staff member for 10 years, served as coach for several International Cadet Championships and World Championships, and also  participated as a coach at the fencing events for seven Olympic Festivals. Being a Master is all about being committed to the students and their families.”. Coaching. Christophe has dedicated 20 years of his life to teaching fencing to both fencers and coaches. Prior to opening Duke City Fencing, … Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore., and instructed for the city of Portland's Park Bureau He served as the head coach of the Guilford High School Fencing Team from 2001 - 2007, and was awarded the Guilford Sideliner's Coach of the Year in 2006. Coach Perlmutter. I like fencing because it's fun, it's good exercise, it offers a good mental and physical challenge. Toby Tolley is the owner of Duke City Fencing. In 2012, he joined the Northwest Fencing Centers Senior Epee Team again to win the 2012 United States National Team Championship. As a fencer, Aaron fenced in the national circuit, and was a four-year starter on the varsity fencing team at Haverford college. "I started fencing in 1999. Duke University's men's basketball team is the fourth-winningest college basketball program of all-time, particularly since 1980 under head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who is nicknamed "Coach K".They have won the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship five times, all under Krzyzewski, which is second behind the University of North Carolina for any ACC team, and have been in 16 Final Fours. 'It helps keep me young, by gollies!". There are 11 head coaches for men's teams. Beguinet came to Duke after serving eight years as the head fencing coach at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore. Alex Beguinet Duke doesn’t offer scholarships for fencing, but a recommendation from a coach can go a long way. The official 2020-21 Women's Fencing Roster for the Princeton University Tigers Stephen Kovacs, formerly the head men’s fencing coach at the Stevens Institute of Technology, and an assistant coach of Duke University. 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