The fencing program is a coordinated Brunswick and Greenwich Academy varsity sport. The two schools practice, travel and
compete together. Fencers may choose to work with foil, épée or sabre.
The program continues to grow in 2016-17, as the coaching staff focus on developing and honing technical skills, mental agility, strategy and tactics. Home matches are at Greenwich Academy's Ramsing Gym.
In recent years, participants won tournaments, state championships, and held high national rankings. The team faces high quality opponents from across the FAA and the region.
Senior Marc Baghadjian, a member of the Brunswick fencing team, recently earned a place on the Lebanese Junior National Fencing Team. Baghadjian, who specializes in the épée, was the highest finisher in his age group at the 2017 Lebanese Fencing Championships, held in Beirut in February.
Seven Bruins took part in the 2017 Connecticut Fencing Championships at Hopkins on Saturday in New Haven. Ben Pasteelnick and Jack Hall competed in the foil, while Max Larsen and Marc Baghadjian battled in the epee. A trio of Bruins, Thomas Burke, George Burke, and Paul Grasso, were in the sabre competition.
Brunswick lost to RCDS by a razor-thin 14-13 margin on Tuesday at Ramsing Gym at Greenwich Academy. In a rematch of an earlier 16-11 Wildcat victory back in January, the Bruins nearly pulled out the win in the final home match of the season. Brunswick (1-5) has two remaining contests this season, both on the road.
Brunswick dropped a 15-12 decision to Greenwich High on Friday, February 3. The setback gives the Bruins a 1-4 mark for the season. Brunswick won the sabre event (5-4), but lost the epee (5-4) and foil (6-3) events to the Cardinals. Marc Baghadjian had a 3-0 day with the epee for Brunswick.
Despite a winning performance in the sabre, Brunswick lost to Masters on Tuesday at Greenwich Academy’s Ramsing Gym, 16-11. Thomas Burke went 3-0 in his sabre bouts, helping his squad win the event 6-3. On the season, the Bruins hold a 1-3 record.