Welcome to the Dartmouth College Fencing Club! We are a nationally recognized club team representing Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. We welcome prospective fencers of all levels: no experience is required to join! Our members range from fencers with years of experience and multiple competitions behind them to completely new fencers with no practical experience or knowledge of fencing prior to joining our club. Everyone is welcome; our only requirement is a genuine interest in fencing, as well as the commitment to come to practices and improve as a team member and individual fencer.
Our club promotes a culture of inclusivity and diversity; our members come from all walks of life and are involved in many areas on campus, bringing with them valuable experiences and personalities that contribute to our team and fencing community.
We strive to simultaneously maintain a competitive team that succeeds in tournaments and against other schools, while also promoting a fun fencing environment where we can all share our love for the sport. Our team has found many successes both regionally and nationally, regularly placing highly both as a team and as individuals. We placed 2nd overall, and 1st for our women’s team at Club Nationals in 2016, and won 1st overall in 2014. In addition, we won the NFC Women’s Team Coaching Staff award in 2016 and 2014, despite being entirely student-coached, showing the strength of the community that we have built as a team.
We update our website regularly, so please check back for the latest news about DCFC. New members are always welcome, whether they be current Dartmouth students interested in joining the team, or prospective students looking for a vibrant and welcoming community on campus. As an entirely student run club, we would be nothing without our members, past, present, and future. Our members are connected, not only through a love for fencing, but also through bonds that we foster and develop while practicing and competing together. If you are looking for a competitive yet friendly group centered around possibly the coolest sport of all time, look no further than the Dartmouth Fencing Club!