History and Status of Bowdoin Fencing

Bowdoin Fencing in its current incarnation was founded in the fall of 2006 by Sam Tung, Geoff Yeterian, Dave Yee, and Mac Evans.  That year, the team trained a class of beginners and established the groundwork for a competitive team.

In the 2007-08 school year, the team grew as it took on another class of beginners and moved towards competition.  That year, they competed in individual and team USFA tournaments in the Maine region, as well as a number of intercollegiate tournaments such as The Big One at Mt. Holyoke, New England Championships at Dartmouth, and Club Championships at Smith College.


fencing-clipart-free-vector-fencing-clip-art_111315_Fencing_clip_art_hightThe team currently in 2015-2016 consists of about 20 members, men and women, and practices 3 times a week. Primary weapon is foil and epee.

Students on the team do not need to purchase their own gear, and no experience is needed to join. If you are an experienced fencer joining in, Bowdoin provides funds for USFA memberships–wait to purchase!

We compete in regional tournaments–around 3 a semester–and fence with Colby and Bates’ clubs.


Rose Etzel ’19 (Co-Captain): bratner@bowdoin.edu

Ben Ratner ’19 (Co-Captain): retzel@bowdoin.edu

Marty Dang ’18 (Business Manager): mdang@bowdoin.edu