2016 National Champion James Mulligan

james_kimGrats to James Mulligan who won a gold medal in BOTH Div 2 and Div3 mens foil this year. This is by any measure a stupendous achievement! The last person to do this was Cody Mattern… who continued to become an Olympic gold medalist.

James and his mom Kim Bolin both learned to fence right here at Salle Santa Cruz! In addition to taking classes since day one, he’s been taking private lessons from club founder and coach Kevin Osborn for 3 years.

California fencing clubs accounted for 11 national champions, followed by New York clubs – 7 champions, New Jersey clubs – 6 champions, Oregon clubs – 5 champions and Massachusetts clubs – 4 champions. Pleased and proud to do our part 😉

Check out Mr. Mulligan’s Santa Cruz Sentinel news article here!

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I can haz baby?

Introducing my son

  • Gibson Casey Phillips
  • born 5-2-16.
  • 8 lbs, 9 oz, 21.5″
  • I am smitten =)
  • baby, mom, and biological mom are all doing great!

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Grats to Santa Cruz!

  • Al Buchwald took gold at: Gryphon Fencing Vet Men’s Foil – Placentia, CA
  • James Mulligan won silver in both the Div II and Div IA events at Region IV ROC – Denver, CO.  His Div IA second place earned him his B2016 and qualified him for Div IA at Nationals/July Challenge in Dallas this summer.
  • James Mulligan won the Men’s Foil Div III event and re-earned his C2016 at the Div III/Vet NAC – Richmond, CA
  •  Kim Bolin’s highest finish of Div III, Vet Combined Women’s Foil and Vet 40 Women’s Foil was 16 in the Vet Combined Women’s Foil at the Div III/Vet NAC – Richmond, CA
  • Tristan Barca-Hall placed 14th in the Div II event and 28th in the Div IA event at the Region V Wang Memorial ROC – Dallas, TX.
  • Alessio Bernardi and Marshall Carter tied for Bronze at the last TFC FoilThon in San Jose, CA.
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Safesport

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We all have a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport.

SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sport safe―for everyone.

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2nd Place Winners at The Regional Open Circuit

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Grats to Kim and Al for their Silver at the San Jose ROC!

 

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Congrats to the 6th Annual Santa Rita Invitational Winners

Every year Salle Santa Cruz brings all of our electric fencing gear and hosts a novice santa Ritatournament for the kids at Bolsa Knolls and Gavilan Middle School in Salinas.

Here are this years winners!

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Holy tiptape Batman!

church_fencingHi all,

The Navrati celebration held every year in the gym is again in session.

To avoid missing so many fencing classes, I’ve made arrangements with the pastor so that we may fence  in the church sanctuary Tues and Thurs evenings through October 27th.

We’ll move a pews around a little, and I have faith that it will work out just fine =)

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First Aid Certification

In addition to Adult CPR AED, this certification meets the regulatory and credential training requirements for childcare workers, teachers, foster care workers, youth leaders and others responsible for children.

In addition to Adult CPR AED, this certification meets the regulatory and credential training requirements for childcare workers, teachers, foster care workers, youth leaders and others responsible for children.

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National Championship Qualifier

We had 9 people competing in 5 of 6 events (men’s/women’s foil & epee and women’s saber). All that competed qualified. Congrats to the following!

  • Division II Senior Men’s Foil
    • James Mulligan
    • Tristan Barca-Hall
  • Division II Senior Women’s Saber
    • Kaelyn Leake
  • Division III Men’s/ Women’s Senior Foil 
    • Marshall Carter
    • James Mulligan
    • Marshall Carter
    • Kimberly Bolin
    • Tristan Barca-Hall
  • Veteran Men’s/ Worem’s Foil
    • Jonathan Sweet
    • John Stirling
    • Kimberly Bolin
    • Kumi Uyeda
  • Division III Senior Men’s Epee
    • Jonah DiPaolo
  • Division III Senior Women’s Saber
    • Kaelyn Leake
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Intramural Fencing at UCSC

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For the first time in a long time UCSC had Intramural fencing, of a sort.

It was a “come try electric fencing” tourney. Teams of three competed in a team epee tourney. 37 participants competed on 4 strips… and had a blast doing it =)

We got ’em registered and dressed. I provided a whopping 15 minute tutorial which mostly consisted of 1. How not to hurt each other accidently and 2. How not to break the fencing gear.

And… we got it done in 3 hours… including set-up and breakdown.

 

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