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Oneonta State Fencing Club

"...to uphold the honorable traditions of foil, epee and saber fencing and to create an environment where members can use fencing as a means of individual athletic, intellectual and spiritual growth."


Please feel free to contact Club President Kip Barrows by email at barrkj71@suny.oneonta.edu.  You can also contact faculty advisor Phil Bidwell at 436-2710 or by email!

This site is dedicated to helping students get involved with the sport of fencing and promote a strong fencing program at Oneonta State. Please use the links to the right to navigate through our web site.


Fencing Home Page
Club schedule
Club Constitution
Introduction to Fencing
History of Fencing
Introductory Foil Resources
Interest Form

The Club, Spring 2010


Past fencing at Oneonta

Fencing has had a long if somewhat sporadic history at Oneonta over the last fifty years.  1955 was the first time that it was offered as a Physical Education class.

Fencing - the really early days

Saber in the Old Main Gymnasium in 1955

 Foil in 1956 - Let's count the errors in stance...


Fencing in 1967 at the Chase Dance Studio


The 1970-1971 Fencing Club
Peter Piccione, Susan Irving, George Ruland, Dr. Kingsley


Fencing in 1972