Lemay and Stein win Gold at Preseason Tournament

Brian Lemay and Ethan Stein won Gold Medals at the Thundercats Preseason Fencing Tournament held on Friday, November 1, 2013. Brian Lemay, a freshman at LHS and a nationally rated fencer, won the the top prize in sabre, while Ethan Stein, a senior at VHHS, won the gold in epee. Tad Carlson, a senior at LHS, won the ... More

Student-Parent Informational Meeting – Oct. 10

Please join us for an informational meeting for LHS and VHHS students interested in joining the Thundercats Fencing Team.  Parents are welcome too! We'll put on a short presentation about the new fencing program including practice schedules, costs, equipment, social events, tournaments, and tips on college admissions.  ... More

Preseason Fencing Camp Starts October 22nd

Hello prospective Thundercats!  The school year is about to start so that means that fencing season is right around the corner too.  Fencing is a winter sport and the season runs from Late October to Mid February. The Thundercats Preseason Fencing Camp gives first timers and experienced fencers alike an opportunity to ... More

16-Year-Old Angelina Jolie Loves Fencing & Swords

Before Angelina Jolie became a movie star and a household name, she was a teenager - a teenager who loved fencing and boxing. BuzzFeed dug up this fun footage of teenage Angie discussing her boxing and fencing skills. Angelina Jolie, come fence with the Thundercats! More

Thundercat Meets Olympic Fencers

Olympic Fencers Tim Morehouse, Daryl Homer, and Jeff Spear came to Chicago this week to promote Fencing in the Schools, a non-profit foundation that is working hard to bring fencing programs to elementary and middle school students in inner-city schools in New York and Chicago. Skyler Jackim, co-captain of the Thundercats ... More

Congratulations to Epee Coach David St. George

During the Division 2 & 3 Illinois Qualifiers Summer Nationals competition on April 20th, Thundercats assistant epee coach, David St. George qualified for both Divisions II and III, placing 6th in Division II (field of 24) and winning 1st place in Division III (field of 13). Great fencing Dave!  Congratulations! More

Lemay Earns E Rating at Crimson Blades Tournament

Crimson Blades fencer and Thundercats Men's Team Co-Captain, Brian Lemay won the Gold medal and earned a E2012 rating at the Crimson Blades Annual Spring Sabre Tournament held on April 14th. Brian faced stiff competition from Ben McFeggan who won Silver and Kalina Yang, Thundercats Women's Team Co-Captain, who won the ... More

Fencing: So Easy a Caveman Could Do It

Alexander Zoellick, a reporter for the Libertyville High School newspaper Drops of Ink, wrote a great article about learning to fence with members of the Thundercats fencing team.  You can read the full text of his article by following this link. http://lhsdoi.com/fencing-so-easy-caveman-could-do-it More

Article About Thundercats Fencing in LHS Newspaper

Alexander Zoellick, a reporter for the Libertyville High School newspaper, Drops of Ink, wrote a very good article about the formation of the new Thundercats fencing team.  You can read the full text of the article by following this link. D128 Approves New Fencing Program More

Fencing Demonstration at Rondout School

Thundercats Fencing Team Co-Captain Skyler Jackim and Coach Tony Parello put on a great fencing demonstration for the 6th through 8th grade students at Rondout School today.  They demonstrated basic footwork and blade work and even put on a well fought 5-point bout using their electric gear.  Everyone cheered as Skyler ... More