Fencing

Group photo of the fencing team in their warm-up attire on the Nicholas Recreation Center basketball courts.

The Fencing Team of UW-Madison competes in Olympic-style fencing in all three disciplines of saber, foil, and epee. Our team consist of active members who train for and compete in USFA, Midwest Conference, and USACFC tournaments. By joining the team you are agreeing to attend practices, engage in the strength and conditioning program, attend team competitions, seek out and compete in USFA competitions, and conduct fundraising activities. We don’t require prior fencing experience, but we do require a commitment of time and effort to learn the sport.

Practice Schedule:
@ Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center (Fall 2023)
Monday, 10pm – Midnight, Court 8
Wednesday, 10pm – Midnight, Court 8
Friday, 7 – 9pm, Tempo Studio

Administrative: In order to become a member you need to:

Finance: $70 a semester, $125 a year

  • Fees are non-refundable and cover fencing equipment purchases, maintenance, and competition expenses.
  • Additional expenses for competitions (hotel, gas, food) average $20-$40 per competition.

Attendance: We have three on-campus practices in the Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center. Mondays and Wednesdays are generally for drills and lessons, and Fridays are for competitive bouts. You should attend as many practices as possible. Team members are expected to show up to practices regularly if they want to be on the competitive tournament team, but it is not required to be a member of the club.

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