Cornell Men's Fencing

The Men’s Fencing Team is a competitive travelling club team, and the non-varsity counterpart to the women’s varsity fencing team at Cornell.              


The women’s coach, Daria Schneider, integrates us into practice and is there to provide guidance and help to the men’s team at all times. Coach Schneider is a five-time US national team member of former coach of Columbia.  

The Men’s team is also fortunate to be advised by Professor Alex Colvin, who helps facilitate our Monday practices from 8-10 pm. 
Our Salle             

We practice in a new, state of the art facility, the Andrew P. Stifel Fencing Salle. It was donated by former Men’s Foil Captain Andrew P. Stifel ‘91  and former Women’s fencer Nina Farouk ‘97. 
The Men’s Team has a full schedule of individual and team meets. During the fall we compete in the Temple Open (and individual tournament), the Brandeis Invitational, and we also customarily fence our first regular season MACFA meet.  In the spring, we fence the remaining MACFA meets, the MACFA championship event, and the USACFC Club Championships (a tournament of club programs from across the country). Club members also commonly attend USFA events including NACs, Junior Olympics and other local and regional events.
The men’s team is open to any member of the Cornell community.  However, in recent years the travelling team has become more competitive, and thus some degree of previous fencing experience is encouraged, although not always required.  For those fencers who are looking for a more relaxed, educational fencing experience, there is a separate group on campus, the Recreational Fencing Club who welcome fencers of all experience levels. Undergraduates are invited to practice daily from 5-7pm in the Andrew Stifel Fencing Salle in Bartels Hall. We are open to spread our knowledge of the sport to all of those interested.  Please contact the captain, Jake Silverman, ( for any questions or details.



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