About Us

Minnesota Division Fencing operates under the United States Fencing Association (USFA) to bring the distinguished sport of fencing to the land of 10,000 lakes. Our board, our members, and our community work together to encourage participation in the sport of fencing throughout Minnesota, aid in the communication between MN fencers and the national body, and provide enriching training and competitive opportunities to fencers across the state.

Our Comunity


The Minnesota fencing community is made up of a vibrant mix of parents, kids, coaches, referees, and fencers of all ages. With a handfull different clubs scattered across the area, Minnesota offers a rich learning opportunity to everyone- from those who have never set foot on a strip, to nationally competitive athletes. Minnesota fencing boasts a genuinely welcoming attitude, filled with energy, healthy competition, and sportsmanship.

MN Clubs

Twin Cities


Fargo-Moorhead


The Minnesota Sword Club has been developing fencers since 1982 at its present location. Besides excellent facilities, they provide professional instruction for adults, teens, youths and competitive minded fencers. Minnesota Sword club is a great place for both recreational and highly competitive fencers. MSC has even boasts national level champions and team members who have been chosen for international teams representing the United States in world competitions.
Locations all over the Minnesota Area & Wisconsin. Minnesota Sword Play teaches at Community Education Programs, Parks and Recreation, Schools, Colleges, with Demonstrations all over and Home Schools. All Fencing Families are invited to participate in their Kids Fencing Team, High School Fencing Team, and Adult Competitions. Moms and Dads are encouraged to participate along side their children.
The Twin Cities Fencing Club is a nationally known training center and competitive fencing club. TCFC offers classes for children, teens, and adults as well as competitive training. While their focus as a club is on competition, many of the club’s members are recreational fencers who prioritize exercise and instruction over competition. Whatever your goals are, you’ll find TCFC an energetic and interesting place to learn and train.
The University of Minnesota Fencing Club (UMFC) is an official non-profit, student-run Sport Club at the University of Minnesota based in the Twin Cities. As part of the Department of Recreational Sports, they share the broad goal of “enriching the campus experience and encouraging healthy lifestyles.”
The Fargo-Moorhead Fencing Club is an registered North Dakota
Non-profit Organization and a 501c3 federal tax-exempt Public Charity Organization. The club is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization that teaches fencing in the FM area. FMFC is open to all ages and ability levels from beginners to veterans division fencers. They support fencing for recreation, fitness, preparation for college and competition at all levels.
MSUM Fencing club learns, practices, and competes in competitive fencing. The club practices mostly foil and epee, two types of swords with different rules, and the proper technique used for each. MSUMFC follow the rules established by the United States Fencing Association in both conduct and procedures.

Duluth


The Duluth Fencing Club is open to fencers of all ages and skill levels. If you’re in the area and are interested in fencing, then I encourage you to come see what it’s like. Whether you’ve been fencing for a while or have never touched a blade in your life, we’d love to have you come.

Rochester


The Rochester Fencing Club has a record of competitive achievement producing National, Collegiate, World and Olympic Champions. More specifically, the RFC has qualified five members to the 1996 Olympics, four to the 2000 Olympics, one to the 2008 Olympics, has produced two World Champions, and placed many fencers on World Championship teams. Our fencers have also won numerous team and individual National Championships.
 
 

Board Members


Colin McChesney

President

Brianna Smith

Vice President

Andrew Kirchman

Secretary

Lena Cicha

Treasurer

Mary Bujold

Member-at-Large

Stephanie Athow

Member-at-Large

Eva Dixon

PR Director

Kathleen Datta

Legacy Member