Thundercats Win Three Medals at JV State Championship

The Thundercats dominated the Illinois State Junior Varsity Championships this weekend taking home two Gold Medals and a Bronze Medal in three different events.  The combined LHS-VHHS fencing team joined the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference this year and has taken established fencing teams, like Stevenson and ... More

Lemay Wins Bronze Medal at Junior Olympic Qualifiers

Brian Lemay, a freshman at Libertyville High School, and a captain of the high school fencing team, won 3rd place and took home the bronze medal in the Men's Sabre event at the Junior Olympic Qualifiers held at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL on November 24, 2013. As one of the top three finishers, Brian ... More

Jackim and Yang Win Medals at Catholic Memorial Tournament

LHS-VHHS fencing team co-captains, Skyler Jackim and Kalina Yang each won medals in the Women's Sabre Event at the Catholic Memorial High School Invitational Fencing Tournament in Waukesha on  November 23, 2013.  The highly competitive CMHS tournament drew 366 fencers from 14 high schools in WI, MN, IN and IL. Jackim, ... More

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