2016 – 2017 Fencing season will be underway soon

The 2016 – 2017 fencing season will begin on August 1st.  If your club wishes to host a sanctioned event this coming season, submit your sanctioning request to the WPD Chair, as soon as you can.

Please allow time for the Executive Committee to consider your event, and to resolve any questions they may have prior to sanctioning.

Also, be sure to renew your membership with USA Fencing.  They’ve gone to a totally automated system, where paper membership forms are now being assessed an additional fee to process.


New postings worth checking out

There are a couple of new items listed on the “News and Announcements” page.  Check them out.




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.












2016-2017 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 7/27/16)

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