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The Oberlin Review

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Felipe Ferreira

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Felipe Ferreira

September 2, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with Beginner Fencing ExCo Instructor junior Caleb Anderson and Badminton ExCo Instructor sophomore Felipe Ferreira to talk about the growth of these unique campus sports groups over time, their favorite memories as Oberlin sports instructors and how fellow students can get involved. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. How did your groups form? Caleb Anderson: Fencing is actually the oldest club sport at Oberlin, so it’s been around for...

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Jonah Glasgold

In the Locker Room with Caleb Anderson and Jonah Glasgold

December 11, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with Caleb Anderson, sophomore co-captain of Ober­lin’s fencing team, the Flaming Blades, and senior Jonah Glas­gold to discuss team develop­ment, funny memories and what got them into fencing in the first place. What has been your favorite moment of the season so far? Caleb Anderson: Our second tournament at Case Western was probably our favorite one, actually. I think my favorite mo­ment was the very last round. Jonah Glasgold: Yeah, we haven’t beate...

Flaming Blades Duel in Tennessee

Flaming Blades Duel in Tennessee

April 11, 2014

This past weekend, the fencing team traveled to Knoxville, TN, in order to compete in the United States Fencing Club championship. Eighteen fencers, clad in the team’s trademark rainbow knee-high socks, spent two days in intense competition. “It was a really successful tournament,” captain and sophomore Izzy Esler said. “Everything went smoothly, and everyone was having a good time.” The women’s foil squad placed 19th out of 31 teams. “We’re really proud of that, considering...

In the Locker Room: Duncan Reilly and Izzy Esler

Maxwell Sugarman, Sports Editor

April 19, 2013

Filed under Club & Intramural Sports, In the Locker Room, SPORTS

How old is the team? Is there any interesting history about the team? Izzy Esler: It was founded in the 1930s as a varsity team up until the 1970s. Now it is a club sport. How do you recruit for the fencing team? Duncan Reilly: The ExCo is a big part of recruiting. There are definitely some youth clubs around, but most people had no experience before coming to Oberlin. We can’t rely on people who have already had experience fencing. IE: Yeah, the ExCo is vital for recruitment. How many people are on the team? IE: Right now there are 30 active members on the roster, but we usually get 15–20 out to practice. There are about 50 people on our listserv. What weapon do each of you use, and what weapons are the most f...

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