Two Top 8 Medalists at DHP Invititational

Proud of all our fencers for representing the Thundercats at DHP Invitiational on November 4, 2023. 3rd Place Men's Foil Conor Arata & 8th Place Women's Epee Annika TalatyA tremendous start to the 2023-24 competition season! More

Thundercats fence at 2023 Summer Nationals – Phoenix AZ

Congrats to our Thundercats and alumni who fenced at Nationals in Phoenix AZ. Conor Arata, Caleb Park, Zack Paulsen (Iowa) & Natalie Isberg (Dennison). Natalie finished 15th in Div 2 women's saber and 15th in Div 3 saber. Kudos to her spectacular performance! More

2023 Team Conference Championships

Great Lakes Fencing Conference championships Team medal results:Women's Foil team - 2nd place Lana Bakaeva, Kim Castillo, Abby Lee, Jasmine SerranoMens Sabre Team - 2nd place Caleb Park, Owen Martin, Calvin Carter, Hayden Mazzeno More

2023 Individual Conference Championships

Jonah Roberts 3rd place Mens Epee Bethany Boehmer 3rd place Womens Epee Caleb Park 6th place Mens Saber Charlie Porcayo 6th place Men Foil Colin Rockelmann 7th place Mens Epee More

Womens Saber wins Great Lakes Fencing Conference 2021-2022 Team Championship

Thundercats strong. #D128DARING Our new Great Lakes Conference Varsity Team Women’s Saber champions! Coach Seden, Natalie, Brianna, and Kimberly hoist the 1st place trophy. More

9 Top 8 Medals from Catholic Memorial High School Open

The Thundercats keep rolling! Nine Top 8 medals from CMHS open: Women’s saber 2nd Brianna G, 3rd Natalie I, 8th Madison W, Men’s Saber 5th Caleb P, Women’s foil 3rd Lana B, 5th Amy P, Men’s Epee 6th Jonah R, 7th David W, 8th Colin R. More

Are you ready for the SUMMER?!   More

Pelech Wins Gold and Bronze medals at the World Games in Israel

Lia Pelech, a Junior at Vernon Hills High School, and a member of the Great Lakes Fencing Academy, won gold and bronze medals at the 2017 Maccabiah World Games in Israel this summer. Pelech captured a gold medal as one of three members of Team USA’s saber squad. Lia also earned a bronze medal in the age 15-18 junior ... More

Pelech to Represent U.S. at 2017 Maccabiah Games

We are proud to announce that Lia Pelech, a saber fencer and sophomore at Vernon Hills High School, has been selected to represent United States in fencing at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer. These games are the third largest sporting event in the world with over 70 countries attending. Congratulations and ... More

Remembering Coach Gordon Gandy

It is with profound sadness that I relay the news that Coach Gordon Gandy died on July 5th. Gordy, as he was known to his friends, had stopped to help a women who had crashed her car, and in the process, was struck and killed by a passing motorist.  Since many of our team members (past and present) learned to fence with ... More