"To create a respectful and empowering team atmosphere where student athletes are inspired to better their fencing skills, strategies, and athletic mindset with the goal of creating team victories and a healthy, balanced lifestyle."
Fencing Team Mission Statement


Lawrence University is one of the smallest schools in the nation to sponsor intercollegiate fencing. Members of the Midwest Fencing Conference, the Vikings compete in tournaments across the region against some of the best fencers in the country. Lawrence has one national champion to its credit as Mike Gattnar won the NCAA title in epee in 1995. The Vikings also had a four-time NCAA Championships qualifier in Jeff Peyton, who went to the national meet from 1998 to 2001.

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The Week Ahead: January 30-February 5

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:32pm
APPLETON, Wis. — It’s getting to be crunch time for the winter sports team as Lawrence University men’s and women’s basketball and hockey are closing in on the end of the regular season. Both the men’s basketball squad and the hockey team are fighting for postseason berths in their respective conferences. The first of the … Continue reading The Week Ahead: January 30-February 5

Vikings pick up five wins at DiCicco Duals

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 7:23pm

The Week Ahead: January 23-29

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 11:19am
APPLETON, Wis. — The Lawrence University men’s basketball team faces a difficult week with tough home and road games. Lawrence takes on No. 7 St. Norbert College in a home game on Wednesday, and the Vikings travel to Grinnell College for a stiff road test on Saturday. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (2-13, 0-10 MWC) Opponent: Lawrence vs. … Continue reading The Week Ahead: January 23-29

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