Medeo Returns to Fencing
July 01, 2020
Medeo Fencing Club is pleased to announce our return to fencing starting July 2nd. Thank you all for your cooperation and perseverance through these incredibly difficult times. We are grateful for your continued support as we make preparations towards a "Safety/Health First" reopening. This entails following all Medeo Fencing Club Return to Fencing Protocols.
We will be resuming private lessons and individualized instruction by appointment.
Medeo will also be running summer camps throughout July and August. More information can be found in our "Summer Camps" section under "Programs". Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Medeo's fencing accomplishments in the 2019-20 High School Season
March 18, 2020
Medeo fencers had an exceptional 2019-2020 High School season, with strong results in both the State Squad Championships and NJSIAA Individuals. Overall, Ridge High School girls took 1st place and became State Champions for the second year in a row with epee fencers Diya Kulkarni, Jillian Yao, and Liz Chan securing 5 victories. Montgomery took second place, led by Medeo fencers Julia Yoon, Emma Ni, and Amy Mao. The Ridge boys’ team also took second place with Medeo fencers Allen Marakov fencing on A strip, Clark Kokenge on B strip and Eric Wang on C strip. Individually, Medeo also excelled in the 2020 NJSIAA Individual girl’s tournament, sweeping the podium: Jessica Lin took 1st place and earned NJ.com Girls Fencer of the Year Title, Julia Yoon took 2nd place, Katie Lin and Diya Kulkarni tied for 3rd place, and Emma Ni finished in 5th place. In the 2020 NJSIAA Individual boy’s tournament, Allen Marakov became the 2019-20 State Champion, earning NJ.com Boys Fencer of the Year Title , with Clark Kokenge taking 5th place.
This was an outstanding performance by Medeo fencers in the 2019-20 New Jersey High School Fencing Season and is a reflection of their hard work and talent. Congratulations to all of our fencers, coaches and parents and we hope for more success to follow!
March 17, 2020
Dear Fencers & Parents,
On account of the unprecedented situation involving the COVID-19 virus and after carefully considering the guidance of the scientific community, local government & USA Fencing, Medeo will be closed from March 17th until further notice. No fencing activity will take place whatsoever during this time in order to keep our Medeo family and our extended community as safe as possible. Please check our website regularly for more updates and in the meantime, be sure to follow advice shared by reputable health organizations during this constantly evolving situation.
Please stay safe and healthy everyone - and stay in touch!
January 27, 2020
It was another stellar weekend for the Ridge High School fencing team. Both boys and girls teams captured the overall titles on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the District 4 Championships held at North Hunterdon High School.
Meghana Paturu finished in 6th place out of 324 fencers at the Women's Epee Cadet European Cup Quarters in Bratislava, Slovakia
January 11, 2020
Congratulations to Meghana Paturu for her awesome 6th place result (out of 324!) at the Bratislava, Slovakia European Cadet Circuit Women's Epee event! Great job, Meghana & Coach Yakov!
Outstanding 2019 November NAC results: Two Gold and Two Bronze Medals !
November 13, 2019
Amazing weekend for Medeo Fencers at the 2019 November NAC in Millwakee, MN!
Two GOLD medals : JWE - Sofia Komar and JME - Finn Miller.
Two BRONZE medals : CWE - Jessica Lin and Y14WE - Katie Lin!
We are so proud of all of their efforts and a special congratulations to Fencers and all Medeo coaches. Also a special thank you to all the supportive parents!
MEDEO Fencing Club received the 2018 -19 President's Award
June 29, 2019
It's an honor for Medeo to receive the US Fencing President's Award which recognizes clubs that have consistently produced top fencers who have made the success of Team USA possible.
We congratulate all of our fencers, coaches and parents who have made this success possible.
Jessica Lin is the 2019 NYAC High School Epee Invitational Champion !
June 15, 2019
NYAC High School Fencing Invitational is the one of the most prestigious fencing tournaments where the top 12 high school men and women fencers in the country compete. Past competitors made world teams, win NCAA Championships, and are on the verge of Olympic Teams. . .
2020 Summer camp schedule & form are now available online
March 06, 2020
NJSIAA Individual Fencing Championships finals at Livingston High School.
Fencing Club of the Year: Medeo has made the NFCR's Honor Roll
August 23, 2017
Medeo Fencing Club has made NFCR’s Honor Roll for “Fencing Club of the Year,”an honor shared with only 23 clubs in North America. Among our club’s 63 national, international and state rankings for 2016-2017 are:
National Ranking State Ranking
# 1 Youth Women's Epee Top 8 Medal Points # 1 New Jersey Cadet Women's Epee Top 8 Medal Points
# 2 Cadet Women's Epee Top 8 Medal Points # 2 New Jersey Junior Men's Foil Top 8 Medal Points
# 4 Junior Women's Epee FIE World Ranking Points # 2 New Jersey Youth Men's Saber Top 8 Medal Points
Best Fencing Club Award
National Fencing Club Rankings ranks Medeo Fencing club one of the best clubs in the country for the four national Cadet Women’s Epee events, 2015-2016.
Top New Jersey Feeder Clubs to the Junior Olympics
January 27, 2017
This year’s tournament is expected to attract about 122 of the best cadet (U17) and junior (U20) fencers from 26 of the 37 USA Fencing Member Clubs in New Jersey. The number of clubs and club registrants for each age-gender-weapon category is provided in the post.
Winter Sabre Camp 2016 Application
December 25, 2016
Sabre Winter Camp with Coach Stephen & Guest Coach Matteo Gallo, Former Italian National Team member and current Coach at Club Gemina Scherma in Italy will be held December 26th - 31st, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Single days are available. Space is limited so register soon with form linked below!
Medeo Earns a National Fencing Club Championships Distinction
November 18, 2016
Medeo has risen to #12 on the National Fencing Club Championships list. The distinction is based on the total number of medals won by top 8 fencers at USA Fencing National Tournaments.
Medeo's fencers earned 32 medals at USA Fencing National Tournaments during the 2015-2016 fencing season to finish 12th in the rankings. This was a significant improvement over the already impressive 19th ranking earned in 2014-2015.
From Austria to USA Fencing News
November 08, 2016
Sofia Komar competed in the Epee Cadet European Cup in Klagenfurt, Austria on October 29th and 30th. Her stellar performance is among the highlights detailed in USA Fencing's "In the News" spotlight. Read about Sofia's incredible anchor bout versus Romania in the women's team event.
Elite Epee 6-day Camp with Maestro Andriy Orlikovsky (Ukraine) - August 12-17
July 06, 2019
Maestro Orlikovsky is the National Coach of Ukraine.
Coach of 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Yana Shemyakina (Individual Women's Epee), who also was the 2002 Cadet World Champion and 2x Silver medalist at the Junior World Championships.
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