TMFC Fencer Jasmina Denner Brings Home Two Silver Medals at the Can/Am Veteran's Cup 2019

Pictured: Jasmina Denner wins one of her two Silver Medals at the Can/Am Veteran's Cup 2019

Pictured: Jasmina Denner wins one of her two Silver Medals at the Can/Am Veteran's Cup 2019

Markham, ON (May, 2019) - TMFC Fencer Jasmina Denner competed in the Can/Am Veteran's Cup 2019, the premier Veteran’s Fencing event in North America. The tournament took place at the Vango Toronto Fencing Centre and featured 30 events over two days.

Jasmina achieved a Silver Medal finish in both of the events that she competed in: Vet-50 Women’s Saber, and Vet-Combined Women’s Saber.

Congratulations Jasmina!

Full Club Results Below:

Vet-50 Women’s Saber

  • 2nd Denner, Jasmina

Vet-Combined Women’s Saber

  • 2nd Denner, Jasmina

Full Results: https://askfred.net/Events/whoIsComing.php?tournament_id=42214

Students of Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Achieve Awesome Results at the 2019 Cobra Saber Spectacular

Pictured: Emilio Gonzalez won a Gold Medal in Y-10 Men’s Saber

Pictured: Emilio Gonzalez won a Gold Medal in Y-10 Men’s Saber

Highlights:

  • Gold Medal for Emilio Gonzalez in Y-10 Men’s Saber

  • Top-8 Medal for Audrey Young in Y-12 Women’s Saber

  • Top-8 Medal for Ron Miller in Vet Men’s Saber

Jersey City, NJ (May, 2019) - Six fencers from Tim Morehouse Fencing Club participated in this all-ages tournament at the Lakawanna Warehouse. The tournament took place over a single day and featured 12 Saber events.

Our fencers achieved one Gold Medal and two Top-8 Medals. Emilio Gonzalez brought home a Gold Medal in Y-10 Men’s Saber. Top-8 Medals were awarded to Audrey Young in Y-12 Women’s Saber, and Ron Miller in Vet Men’s Saber.

Congratulations everyone!

Full Club Results Below:

Y-12 Women's Saber

  • 7th Young, Audrey

  • 12th Young, Charlotte

Y-10 Men's Saber

  • 1st Gonzalez, Emilio

Junior Men's Saber

  • 21st Parkhurst, Michael

Junior Women's Saber

  • 12th Lai, Sophie

Vet Men's Saber

  • 8th Miller, Ron

Senior Women's Saber

  • 33rd Lai, Sophie

Full Results: https://fencingtimelive.com/tournaments/eventSchedule/99CD93AE9A0D419FBB5EAC3C65FB73DC#today 

Epee Pre-Summer-Nationals Fencing Camp is Now Available at TMFC Port Chester

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Tim Morehouse Fencing Club Port Chester will be holding an Elite Pre-Summer-Nationals Fencing Camp for Epee fencers training for Summer Nationals. The program is hosted by TMFC’s Coach Alex Zurabishvili, a US National Epee Team Coach.

Students attending the camp will get a chance to improve their agility, strategy, and endurance through exercises and drills that focus on conditioning, footwork, tactics, and bouting. We will be training hard, building camaraderie, and having fun!

The camp will consists of 3-hour training sessions on Monday June 17, Tuesday June 18, Thursday June 20, Saturday June 22, Monday June 24, and Tuesday June 25.

Our registration form is available on our website:

https://www.timmorehousefencing.com/prenationals

See you there!!

TMFC Students Win One Gold and One Bronze Medal at the Manhattan Fencing Youth and Senior Foil Liberty Cup

Pictured: Jackson Wong wins a Gold Medal in Y-10 Men's Foil

Pictured: Jackson Wong wins a Gold Medal in Y-10 Men's Foil

Highlights

  • Top-8 Medal by Caroline Slaski in Y-14 Women’s Foil

  • Top-8 Medal by Iris Yang in Y-10 Women’s Foil

  • Bronze Medal by Iris Yang in Y-12 Women’s Foil

  • Gold Medal by Jackson Wong in Y-10 Men’s Foil

New York, NY (May, 2019) - Three TMFC fencers participated in this local tournament at the Manhattan Fencing Center. The tournament took place over a single day and held seven Youth Foil events. Each of our students who participated in an event won at least one medal.

Caroline Slaski achieved a Top-8 Medal in Y-14 Women’s Foil. Iris Yang achieved a Top-8 Medal in Y-10 Women’s Foil and a Bronze Medal in Y-12 Women’s Foil. Lastly, Jackson Wong won a Gold Medal in Y-10 Men’s Foil.

Congratulations!

Full Club Results Below:

Y-14 Women’s Foil

  • 5th Slaski, Caroline

Y-10 Women’s Foil

  • 5th Yang, Iris

Y-12 Women’s Foil

  • 3rd Yang, Iris

Y-10 Men’s Foil

  • 1st Wong, Jackson

Y-12 Men’s Foil

  • 14th Wong, Jackson

Full Results: https://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=41260

TMFC Fencer Sabrina Fang Wins Two Gold and One Bronze Medal at Canadian Nationals

Pictured: Sabrina Fang receives her Bronze Medal in Senior Women’s Foil

Pictured: Sabrina Fang receives her Bronze Medal in Senior Women’s Foil

Quebec, QC (May, 2019) - Sabrina Fang competed in the CFF National Championships, a four-day tournament at the Québec City Convention Centre. Sabrina accomplished incredible results, bringing home two Gold and one Bronze Medal.

Sabrina achieved a Gold Medal in both Junior and Cadet Women’s Foil. She also competed in Senior Women’s Foil and won a Bronze Medal.

Congratulations Sabrina! We are blown away.

Full Club Results Below:

Junior Women’s Foil

  • 1st Sabrina Fang

Cadet Women’s Foil

  • 1st Sabrina Fang

Senior Women’s Foil

  • 3rd Sabrina Fang

Full Results: http://www.fencing.ca/results/2019_nationals_quebec/index.htm

TMFC to Hold Classes at the Metropolitan Montessori School

Pictured: Coach Lance and Coach Melvin give a fencing demo at the Metropolitan Montessori School

Pictured: Coach Lance and Coach Melvin give a fencing demo at the Metropolitan Montessori School

New York, NY (May, 2019) - Our very own Coach Lance and Coach Melvin head to the Metropolitan Montessori School to give a fencing demo to Upper Elementary students. TMFC will be running classes here throughout the fall.

Melvin and Lance gave a brief history of fencing and outlined the basics of the sport. Then they invited a few students to bout, and even called on the school’s librarian, Ms. Mbaye, to come up and try to score a few touches. The class was blown away!

A great time was had by all. We can’t wait to continue fencing at the Metropolitan Montessori School.

Check out the video below, as well as a photo of the demonstration posted by the Metropolitan Montessori School’s instagram.

Student Spotlight: Silas Parks

“Silas started last fall… with footwork, and is now learning how to incorporate blade work with his friends in the musketeers class”

- Lancelot, Silas’ Coach.

Above: Silas’s father Chris Parks created a beautiful video showcasing Silas’ experiences at Tim Morehouse Fencing Club.

Silas has been fencing with us since September 2018. He attends the Musketeers class twice a week and trains hard with his coaches and peers. We are extremely proud of the progress he has made, and we are so excited for all of his future fencing achievements!

Great work Silas!

Video by Chris Parks.

EVERY BOUT EVER FENCED BY TIM MOREHOUSE FENCING CLUB STUDENTS (And, How They've Done)

All the bouts fenced, win-loss and event entry totals by TMFC student’s since the club opened in December, 2015 until May, 12, 2019.

All the bouts fenced, win-loss and event entry totals by TMFC student’s since the club opened in December, 2015 until May, 12, 2019.

The above graphic is a summary of almost every bout ever fenced by anyone ever representing Tim Morehouse Fencing Club since we first opened our first club in Manhattan in December, 2015.

I started out thinking about this solely as a tournament’s article but it also got me thinking about the financial impact our club has had on the sport with so many new members that are competing.

SOME TAKEAWAYS:

  • 2931 Tournament Entries: If an athlete spends an average of $60 per tournament entry fee, it means TMFC families collectively have spent over 175,000 on entry fees over the past 4 seasons and $85,000 this season alone.

  • Do # Competitors and Results Correlate? The increase in entries did correlate to an increase in medal results. This season TMFC won the SYC medal count for the first time (Top 55 Competitive Saber Clubs 2018-2019). However, I don’t necessarily think the # of entries will necessarily mean better results. Our pool and DE % has remained relatively the same as the number of entries has increased.

  • WIN-LOSS %: Has held relatively steady even with the increase in competitors which for us has come from new fencers taking their first competitive steps. Our “more experienced” fencers improved their results while new fencers are taking their first steps of winning 1-3 pool bouts in their first 10 tournaments.

  • The Pool win-loss % and DE win-loss % are relatively similar for the club overall.

  • Next steps for me are to break down the win-loss record and % by age category, # of years competing and we also look at things by coach within these sub-group

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Broken down by Pool and DE Record.

Broken down by Pool and DE Record.

WHAT RESULTS ARE INCLUDED
The data
includes every local tournament, regional, national and international tournament that our fencers have fenced in over the past four years. The results do not include NCAA fencing results.

The results are only from tournaments where student’s were representing TMFC.

SOME BACKGROUND:
My professional background included four years on staff at Teach For America where data-driven was a way of a life. Everything that was a key metric for success had to be measured and analyzed. All goals had to be measurable, progress was tracked and any conversation about next steps and improvement was grounded in what the data was telling us. I saw amazing results and progress when this was done well with teachers and students.

For someone like myself who was training for the Olympics, being at an organization with clear and measurable goals helped me to thrive and I always felt a key thing missing from my own Olympic fencing career was the type of powerful data that could help me make better decisions on the strip and off.

So, Tim Morehouse Fencing Club’s ingredients are a mix of our coaches fencing knowledge, a data-driven teaching pedagogy and a values driven approach to the lessons we teach and how they could impact students beyond the fencing strip.

Welcome To MORE-HOUSE!