Upcoming Events

These are the events that we have left for the rest of the year. If you would like more information on them any of the officers will be happy to answer your questions.


April 1 – 6:00pm – Team Dinner at Village Wok and then setup for the Frazzini.

April 2,3 – 2016 Frazzini Open – Saturday is non-USFA, Sunday is USFA. Event times are the same for both days.
– Foil registration closes at 9am
– Epee registration closes at 11am
– Sabre registration closes at 1pm

April 5 – Star Wars event at start of practice

April 15-17 – Cupcake Open in Iowa

April 23 – End of the Year BBQ

May 5 – Last Day of Practice

May 6-8 – Minnesota Open

Officers for 2016-2017

Here are the officers for 2016-2017. Officers will assume the duties for their position on 1 June, 2016.

President – Devon Lee

Vice-President – Sadie Betting

Treasurer – Edward Snoiteh Neepaye

Safety & Facilities – Ali Ruminsky

Secretary – Casey Butorac

Outreach – Joe Parkhill

Nominations update

Officer nominations are closing this Friday (the 11th). For info about the nominations, check this post.

Here is the current list of officer nominations. If you should be on here and you’re not, please let us know! If you are on the list and you don’t want to be, also let us know. And if you haven’t nominated yourself/someone else yet and want to, do it by Friday! Send an email to fencing at umn.edu. The actual elections will be March 21st-27th.

-Devon Lee
-Beth Bonillo

Vice President:
-Sadie Betting
-Ross Fuller
-Luke Thebault-Spieker

-Beth Bonillo
-Ross Fuller
-Edward Neepaye

Safety & Facilities:
-Ali Ruminsky
-Ross Fuller

-Casey Butorac
-Joey Rosicka
-Luke Thebault-Spieker

-Casey Butorac
-Joe Parkhill


Sunday morning updates

Hey! Here are several announcements:

This Friday (March 4th) at 6pm: Fencing movie night! We will be watching the timeless classic By the Sword and eating pizza or something. Location will be announced shortly, but in the meantime clear your Friday night schedule and buy us some snacks. By the Sword is a movie about epee, dancing, and revenge, it’s not very good and completely amazing at the same time.

The next tournament we’re hosting is the Frazzini Open on April 2nd and 3rd, and we’re making t-shirts! Tentative price pending order – $15. They will be black shirts with a white print of this image from Ron Frazzini’s 1975 Ironman Epee win: http://z.umn.edu/ronshirt . If you would be interested in a shirt, there is an option on the preregistration form at AskFred (https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=32751) or you can email fencing@umn.edu with your shirt size to be added to the preorder – just let us know somehow before March 18th. Only a few extra shirts will be available for purchase without a preorder and we need to hit a minimum to keep prices low – please let us know if you want one.

Ron Frazzini has also passed on a bunch of photos from when he was the UMFC coach, which are now posted on Facebook. There’s a fencing trip to Northwestern in 2004, and team photos from 2003, 1986, and 1984.

Finally, we’re moving the officer nominations deadline so that Luke and I have time to properly set up the elections form. Nominations will now close March 11th! The elections themselves will still run March 21st-27th. For more info about officer nominations, check our website post.

Okay, have a good Sunday!


Officer nominations!

If you’ve missed the announcements at practice, we are now taking nominations for next year’s officers. To nominate yourself or someone else, send an email to fencing at umn.edu with the name of the nominee and the position that you are nominating them for. Here are the possible positions:

Vice-President/Travel Officer
Safety and Facilities Officer
Outreach Officer

Descriptions of each of these posts are available here.

Nominations close on March 11th. Elections will then run from March 21st to March 27th. Officer terms go from the beginning of June 2016 to the end of June 2017 (basically, from the beginning of the summer to end of the next academic year.

Only student members who are enrolled full-time are eligible to be officers. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please let us know!


(Updated 2/28/16)