Remenyik ROC/RJCC Results

Last weekend, Campbell, Ava, and Sarah fenced at the Remenyik Regional Open Circuit and Regional Junior & Cadet Circuit tournament at Northwestern University. Campbell finished 48th in Junior Men’s Epee, Ava ended 27th in Junior Women’s Epee, and Sarah was 13th in D1-A Women’s Epee, which qualifies her for D1-A and D2 at Summer Nationals.

Full results can be found here.

Windy City SYC Results

Kalina traveled to blustery Chicago to fence in the Windy City SYC! She had some challenging but fun bouts in Y12 Women’s Epee, a huge event compared to the tournaments we host at our club. It was cool to see so many girls her age fencing in the same place! It was her first Y12 event outside the club, and she finished 30th.

Full results

The referee checks Kalina’s weapon before a bout at the Windy City SYC

We’re in the News!

The Des Moines Register covered the Duel in Des Moines a few weeks ago and here’s the finished product from reporter Rachel E. Stassen-Berger and photographer Kelsey Kremer:

They did a great job on the article and took lots of cool pictures! It’s always fun to introduce new people to fencing and we appreciate their interest in our sport!

Happy Squid Youth Tournament Results

We hosted the Happy Squid Youth tournament this weekend, with epee events for Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet, and Junior age categories. This was the first Heartland Youth Circuit event of the ’22-’23 season, so all the fencers earned points toward end-of-season awards. The events were small, but we had a lot of new fencers learning about how tournaments work, and everyone got a fantastic squid hat!

Full results:

Summer Nationals Results

Six RDF fencers competed at Summer National Championships in Minneapolis this year! It was the first national-level tournament for Daniel and Kalina, and Cheryl earned a medal and her C22 rating/classification! We’re really proud of everyone’s hard work over the last couple of years and thankful for our great, supportive families. We’ve also got some things to work on, and we’re excited to see what next season brings!

Here’s how everyone placed:

Div 1A WE: Sarah – 47th
Vet 50 WE: Cheryl – 8th + C22!
Div 2 ME: Daniel – 119th; Jack – 204th (tie)
Y14 ME: Jack – 190th (tie)
Div 2 WE: Sarah – 20th; Ava – 114th
Div 3 ME: Jack – 152nd
Y10 WE: Kalina – 53rd
Div 3 WE: Ava – 82nd

Full results:

Summer Nationals have begun!

Summer National Championships in Minneapolis have begun! Here’s when RDF is competing:

Sat. 7/2: Div 1A WE – Sarah
Tues. 7/5: Vet 50 WE – Cheryl
Thurs. 7/7: Div 2 ME – Daniel, Jack
Fri. 7/8: Div 2 WE – Ava, Sarah; Y14 ME – Jack
Sat. 7/9: Div 3 ME – Jack
Sun. 7/10: Y10 WE – Kalina
Mon. 7/11: Div 3 WE – Ava

Follow the competition with Live Results here:
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July Schedule

We are taking Wednesdays off in the month of July, as well as the first two Saturdays (2nd & 9th) and Thursday the 7th for Summer Nationals.

We are also taking a break from private lessons in July – the format is group practices only:

6-7 pm – Y10
7-8:30 pm – Teens/Adults

5:30-6:30 pm – Y12
7-8:30 pm – Teens/Adults

10-11 am – Y10 & Y12
11 am-noon – Teens/Adults