Red Door Fencing, located in Des Moines’ historic East Village, is an epee club that promotes competitive and recreational fencing by providing quality instruction, a safe and supportive training environment, and fostering personal growth and community engagement. We are an affiliate member of USA Fencing, the national governing body for the sport in the U.S.
One RDF fencer made it up to Ames to compete at the Iowa State University Fencing Club’s Cupcake tournament this weekend. Sara finished 2nd in the Novice Epee event and ate lots of cupcakes!
Novice Epee medalists with their medals and cupcakes!
Four RDF fencers traveled to Milwaukee, WI to compete in Division 2 Epee at the North American Cup tournament. Several fencers were battling illness/injuries, so it was kind of a rough day, but it was still good to get experience fencing people from across the country. Lance finished 67th and Harris finished 89th at his first NAC. Sarah missed the medals stand by 1 touch and ended 13th, and Julia finished 52nd. Full results available here: http://results.usfencingresults.org/2014-2015/2015.04-APR-NAC/FTEvent_2015Apr17_DV2ME.htm (Men’s), http://results.usfencingresults.org/2014-2015/2015.04-APR-NAC/FTEvent_2015Apr17_DV2WE.htm (Women’s)
RDF crew getting ready to fence in Division 2 epee events.
Two RDF fencers competed in the Kansas City Open this weekend. In Mixed Epee, Julia tied for 3rd and Sarah tied for 9th. In Women’s epee, Sarah was 1st and Julia tied for 3rd. Full results available here: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=27810
Women’s epee medalists at the Kansas City Open. Julia was also in the medals for Mixed Epee.
Today eleven RDF fencers competed at our Equinox Epee tournament in West Des Moines. We had fencers from around the Midwest and our friend Yuly from Washington state. There were some great matches and several new classifications awarded. Thanks to everyone who made it out to fence and cheer!
Here’s how the RDF athletes did:
Posy – 1st
Victor – 2nd
Daniel – 3rd
D and Under:
Lance – 2nd
Julia – 3rd
Chris – 6th
Carl – 12th
Harris – 17th
Sara – 19th
Jim – 3rd
Chris – 6th (Earning his D15!)
Julia – 8th
Lance – 13th
Sarah – 14th
Harris – 18th
Full results are available on AskFred: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=29143
Equinox Epee Open medalists: (from left) tied for 3rd – Alex from Lincoln and Omaha Fencing Clubs, “Jim” from RDF, 2nd – Cass from Lincoln Fencing Club, and 1st – Yuly Suvorov from Salle Auriol Seattle, masquerading as RDF. Yuly renewed his “A” classification!
Y12 medalists: (from left) 2nd – Victor, 1st – Posy, 3rd – Danny, all from RDF. This was their first tournament!
Equinox Epee D & Under medalists: (from left) 1st – Charley Kubler from Twin Cities Fencing Club, 2nd – Lance Carlson from RDF, tied for 3rd – Julia Walter from RDF and Zachary Brooks from Heartland Fencing Academy. Charley earned a “D15″ classification!
RDF fencer Henry competed in his first tournament today, finishing 11th in Veteran’s Mixed Epee. It was a fun, St. Patrick’s Day-themed tournament for fencers 40 and older hosted by Lincoln Fencing Club. Full results posted here: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=28475
Henry scores a nice counterattack against an opponent at the Shamrock Old Farts Veterans tournament.
RDF is pleased to announce we’ll be hosting Equinox Epee, our 2nd tournament with USA Fencing-sanctioned events, on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Hillside Elementary in West Des Moines.
9:30 AM – Open Mixed Epee
12:00 PM – D & Under Mixed Epee
2:00 PM – Y12 Mixed Epee (Unsanctioned)
Times listed are close of registration. We recommend fencers arrive 40-60 minutes before close of registration to allow time for check-in, warm-ups, and a few practice bouts. Fencing will begin 10-20 minutes after close of registration.
Format will be the usual pools (groups of 5-7, fence each person in the group to 5 points) to direct elimination (15 points for open/D & Under, 10 points for Y12). Fencers ages 13 and up may fence in the Open and D & Under events. Fencers 12 and under may fence in Y12.
USA Fencing competitive membership is required for the Open and D & Under events, but not Y12. (Unsanctioned basically means that the results don’t count for any sort of points or ratings in the USA Fencing system.)
As always, spectators are always welcome and it’s free to watch.
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RDF had two fencers in Mixed Epee at the Igloo Open, hosted by the Iowa City Fencing Center. Sarah tied for 3rd place and Harris finished 9th at his first tournament. Full results available here: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=28957
Harris and Sarah in Iowa City
On Valentine’s Day, we introduced 15 people to our sport. We had an adults/teens group and a special couples’ session. Kevin and Sarah enjoyed working with both groups. Thank you to all who came – we hope you had fun!
Five RDF fencers traveled to Ames on Valentine’s Day to compete at the Frosty Open, hosted by the Iowa State University Fencing Club. They had a great time fencing and took home two medals and two new classifications:
Julia – 3rd
Mike – 3rd earning his D15
Lance – 5th earning his E15
Carl – 18th
Seth – 19th
Full results are available on askfred.net: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=28980&highlight_competitor_id&event_id=114652
RDF fencers lookin’ snazzy in their new jackets at the Frosty Open.
Six RDF fencers traveled to the annual Icicle Invitational tournament in shiny Lincoln, NE. A special congratulations to Julia for earning her D15 in the Mixed Epee event, and to Sarah for winning Women’s Epee!
Our full results:
Julia – 10th, earning D15!
Jim – 13th
Sarah – 15th
Lance – 20th
Carl – 27th
Seth – 39th
Sarah – 1st
Julia – 3rd