Whitman College Fencing





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Current Leadership

Sean Nagle-McNaughton, Head Instructor/Captain

email: naglemsf@whitman.edu

Ian Becker, President

        email: beckerid@whitman.edu

James McKinney, Vice President

email: mckinnjh@whitman.edu

Jeffrey Maher, ASWC/Budget Manager

email: maherja@whitman.edu

Past Leadership

Morgan Dienst

Beth Levin

Eric Schmidt

Kyle Moen

Kyle was the President from 2009-2012.  He served as the Captain for the 2010-2011 school year and during the spring semester of the 2011-2012 school year before graduating in the spring of 2012 with degrees in Biology and Philosophy.  He is currently attending Law School in Boulder, CO.
  Kyle’s goal as President was to press for more traditional and historical fencing instruction.  To this end he oversaw the procuring of various practice weapons and texts as well as getting the club more involved in the Western Martial Arts community at large.
  Kyle’s work outside of instructing focused predominantly on Italian Foil, Italian Saber, Spanish Saber, Lichtenauer Dagger, Lichtenauer Longsword and the proper acquisition and application of new technical skills and knowledge.

Nina Estep

Nina Estep was the Vice President from 2009-2012. She graduated in the Spring of 2012 with a degree in Biology. She is currently on a gap year at home in Seattle before applying to graduate school.
  Nina’s work focused predominantly on Italian Foil and the Spanish Navaja style of knife-fighting, but has also taught pugilism and scraps of Italian Longsword. Side goals include encouraging the tight-knit atmosphere of the club through organization of movie nights, sauna parties and idle chit-chat.

Sam Schonfeld

Sam was a member of Fencing From 2009-2012, serving as webmaster for 2011 and 2012 and an assistant instructor for his final year.  He graduated from Whitman with a Double Major in Physics and Astronomy and is currently working towards his PhD in Astronomy at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
   After reaching Second Rank, Sam spent a large portion of his time with the club working one-on-one to prepare younger students for rank tests.  In his final year he took an active role in club leadership and participated in many of the conversations and decisions regarding club policies and the future direction of the club.
   Sam's martial interests include Italian Foil, Italian and Spanish Saber, Italian Rapier and Dagger, I33 German Sword and Buckler, and Lichtenauer Dagger.

Andrew Molina

Andrew graduated in 2012 with a degree in Chemistry and is now attending the University of Michigan.  While at Whitman, he was always available to help other students learn and refine their foil technique; working tirelessly to prepare them for their rank tests.
   As student of many other martial arts, Andrew was able to bring fresh insight into the biomechanics and uses of the historical techniques and weapons. He played an influential role in developing the new historical weapon curriculum and testing standards during the summer of 2012. He hopes to study with the Ann Arbor Sword Club and return to Whitman to lead a historical weapons workshop within the next few years.

Kayla Hegedus

 After spending the first years of her life as a feral wolf-child in the wilds of Washington, Kayla was adopted by a suburban family and taught how to interact in normal society.  Upon coming to Whitman, she discovered fencing as a way to reconnect with her savage instincts.  When she is not thirsting for blood, she enjoys studying physics and mathematics.

Stephen Parkin

Stephen Parkin was the Head Instructor of the club and was in charge of the instruction in foil and saber. He was a senior who was with the Fencing Club for four years. Beforehand, he also served as the President of the club for a year and a half and the Treasurer and Congress Contact for a year. Stephen received all three stars in the club ranking system.

Nicholas Holce

Nicholas, started fencing his sophomore year.  First taught the basics of foil by Jeff Hutchinson, Nicholas later learned epee, rapier, longsword, and dagger drills his junior year under Will Patillo.
   During his junior year, Nicholas served as Fencing Club’s Key Bearer, ASWC representative at the monthly House of Clubs meetings, and budget representative.   Nicholas and Will attended the 4W event in Seattle - a biannual event that hosts many of the most renowned maestros in the United States - during which time he learned some French smallsword and baroque sword from Maestro Jeanette Acosta-Ramirez and Mr. Tom Leoni, respectively.
   Senior year, Nicholas was voted club President, and he also co-instructed Fencing Club with Stephen Parkin.



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