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RYC volunteers wanted!

We are so excited about our first regional tournament! We will need a lot of help, and we thank you in advance for your assistance. Please help out by signing up wherever you can and by spreading the word. If you are aware of programs at your school or work that require or reward volunteerism, please share this opportunity there as well. With that in mind, we will gladly track any volunteer hours and document them for all our volunteers. There are even lots of ways people who know nothing about fencing can help. Let's make this the best RYC anyone has ever seen: Orion Pride!

Volunteer signups are here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4eabae29a6fd0-rycvolunteers

10/15 - 10/16: Expansion space prep
10/20: Setup prep
10/21: Setup prep
10/22 - 10/23: Gear check, Runners, Concessions, Check-in, Cleanup

Orion Fencing RYC: October 22-23

Ask Fred Link: https://askfred.net/Events/moreInfo.php?tournament_id=33743

The Orion RYC will include Y10, Y12, and Y14 events in all three weapons. Scheduled events are:

Y10 Mixed Epee Sat 10/22 10:00
Y10 Mixed Saber Sun 10/23 10:00
Y10 Mixed Foil Sat 10/22 2:00
Y12 Women's Epee Sun 10/23 2:00
Y12 Women's Foil Sun 10/23 10:00
Y12 Women's Saber Sat 10/22 12:00
Y12 Men's Epee Sun 10/23 2:00
Y12 Men's Foil Sun 10/23 10:00
Y12 Men's Saber Sat 10/22 12:00
Y14 Women's Epee Sat 10/22 2:00
Y14 Women's Foil Sat 10/22 10:00
Y14 Women's Saber Sun 10/23 1:00
Y14 Men's Epee Sat 10/22 2:00
Y14 Men's Foil Sat 10/22 9:00
Y14 Men's Saber Sun 10/23 1:00

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.

New Website

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 Foil E16
Josh Meehan Epee B16
Justin Meehan Sabre B16
Jazzy Shepard Epee C16
Tami Shepard Epee E16
Harry Starr Epee B16

Everybody Fence!

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."