WESTERN PA. DIVISION of the U. S. Fencing Assoc.




On Sunday, July 17th, the WPD 2016 Annual Meeting and Elections will be held 1PM at the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center, Irene Kaufmann Building, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill), 15217.

In addition to elections for 2nd Vice Chair and Secretary, the annual meeting agenda will also include discussing potential tournaments for the upcoming season, WPD policies, and other important items that could affect clubs and their fencers.

With this in mind, the Executive Committee would like as many WPD members as possible to attend the meeting.  If you, or your child, fences we’re asking that you set aside an hour to attend this meeting.  At the very least, we’re asking that clubs send one or two representatives.

Please make sure that your club is involved and represented.


In Memoriam

Coach Charles Murphy

On June 4, 2016, the Western Pa. Division suffered a tremendous loss when Charles Murphy, head coach of the EnGarde Fencing Club and long-time WPD member, passed away.

See the “News and Announcements” page for more information.



The USFA takes its Safe Sport requirements seriously.  So should club administrators, when hosting sanctioned events.

PLEASE SEE THE “NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS” PAGE for an important reminder about the USFA’s Safe Sport requirements.












2015-2016 Executive Committee

Olivia Weiss, Chair, liv2fence@yahoo.com
Storm Walden, 1st Vice Chair, swalden@alumni.cmu.edu
Erik Blank, 2nd Vice Chair, erik_blank@yahoo.com
Renee Weiss, Secretary, rjo_weiss@yahoo.com
Deb Theriault, Treasurer,


If you wish to receive e-mail announcements for W. Pa. Division news and events, please email Olivia Weiss at liv2fence@yahoo.com to be put on distribution.


(This page last updated 6/26/16)

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