"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.

Latest Headlines

Schlesinger competes at NCAA Championships

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 8:19pm
WALTHAM, Mass. — Lawrence University fencer Nathan Schlesinger finished 24th in foil on Sunday at the NCAA Championships at Brandeis University. Scheslinger, a freshman from Austin, Texas, posted one victory in his 23 bouts over the course of two days. Schlesinger scored 26 touches and had 114 touches received. Maximilien Chastanet of Ohio State University was the … Continue reading Schlesinger competes at NCAA Championships

Lawrence fencer Schlesinger receives berth in NCAA Championships

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 4:53pm
APPLETON, Wis. — Lawrence University fencer Nathan Schlesinger knew the situation at last Saturday’s NCAA Midwest Regional — win and you’re in. Schlesinger, a freshman from Austin, Texas, who competes in foil, took it to the wire and beat Algird Szumlas of the University of Detroit Mercy in overtime and punched his ticket to the … Continue reading Lawrence fencer Schlesinger receives berth in NCAA Championships

Five Vikings earn All-MFC honors

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:54am
APPLETON, Wis. — Five Lawrence University fencers earned All-Midwest Fencing Conference honors based on their finishes at the league championships this past weekend. Leading the way was men’s foil, which had two second-team honorees, Nathan Schlesinger (Austin, Texas) and Ben Carlick (Berkeley Heights, N.J.). Scheslinger placed sixth in Saturday’s individual competition at Ohio State University … Continue reading Five Vikings earn All-MFC honors

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