||Exciting Tournament News
We are excited to announce that Orion Fencing has been selected by US Fencing to host two major regional tournaments this coming season.
The Orion Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) will take place October 22-23, 2016 and will include Y10, Y12, & Y14 events in all three weapons. The Orion Regional Junior & Cadet Circuit (RJCC) will be April 29-30, 2017 featuring Junior & Cadet events in all three weapons. Be on the lookout for more details. We have a lot of work to do to, and we will need our Orion family to help out with ideas, labor, and materials. This is an exciting opportunity, and we are determined to make these events exceptional.
Those of you who endured our original website will be happy to see that we have updated it.
The new site is much easier on the eyes and more user friendly. We are grateful to Mike Heriford, The Harwood family, and Chris Baker for their donations that made this possible.
Check it out often to see what's new. Our webmaster Tami Shepard has been doing wonderful work. Of most importance: the tournament and results listings.
Check it out: orionfencing.org.
||Orion Fencer's Ratings
The 2015-2016 season has seen a lot of progress for many of our fencers.
One measure of this is ratings earned this season. Several of them have earned and/or re-earned ratings more than once, but convention dictates that we
recognize the highest and most recently earned ratings. Congratulations to:
|Chris Baker||Epee E16|
|Simon Bard||Epee C16|
|Mike Deal||Foil E16|
|Dvorak Franco||Foil C16|
|Devon Johnson||Foil E16|
|Connor Larson||Epee C16 and Foil E16|
|Dylan Meehan||Epee C15|
|Josh Meehan||Epee B16|
|Justin Meehan||Sabre B16|
|Jazzy Shepard||Epee C15|
|Tami Shepard||Epee E16|
|Harry Starr||Epee B16|
The members of our Orion family know how exciting fencing is. It's time to share with everyone you know.
If we can add just 40 more fencers, we will be able to reach so many of our goals. If each fencer we currently have brings in a new fencer, we will even surpass
this goal. There are so many ways you can help spread the word: wear Orion shirts, invite friends and family to watch you compete, bring them to class to
try it out for free, start a fencing club at your school, give someone a gift certificate for a month of classes, have a party at Orion (birthday,
family reunion, company activity, bachelor party, end-of-school or back-to-school celebration…), pass out door hangers in your neighborhood, place flyers in
libraries and local businesses. The possibilities are endless. And fencing is definitely a sport that subscribes to the adage "the more the merrier."