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BETHEL PARK (HS) FENCING CLUB: THE UNOFFICIAL SITE FOR THE 1997-2007 SEASONS

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This site exists to commemorate the first eleven seasons of the Bethel Park Fencing Club.  For the club's official website, log-on to www.bpfencing.org.

The Bethel Park Fencing Club was founded in 1997 as a Bethel Park High School club, but since that time it has evolved into a fully competitive interscholastic/amateur fencing team. Our fencers have competed in several different states as well as the Federal Republic of Germany, and have had several top-ten finishes in local and regional competitions in the US and Europe. In addition, several former members of our club have fenced for NCAA teams and college clubs.

BPFC is currently operated by the Bethel Park Department of Recreation and Leisure Services, but the Bethel Park High School Fencing Team recruits fencers exclusively from among the student body of Bethel Park High School in Bethel Park, PA. We compete in the Pittsburgh Scholastic Fencing Conference along with North Hills and Upper St. Clair.  We are also a USFA member club, and BP fencers are encouraged to fence in USFA events at the local, regional and national levels in addition to interscholastic competition.

Thanks for taking a look at our site.

IN THE NEWS:

THIS WEBSITE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2007.  THE NEW OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF THE BETHEL PARK FENCING CLUB IS www.bpfencing.org.

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2007 THE BETHEL PARK FENCING CLUB WILL BECOME A PART OF THE BETHEL PARK DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION AND LEISURE SERVICES.  BPFC WILL CONTINUE TO FIELD A FENCING TEAM FOR BETHEL PARK HIGH SCHOOL, BUT WILL NOW OFFER YEAR-ROUND FENCING CLASSES TO THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.  REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR FALL CLASSES IS AVAILABLE IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE BETHEL PARK CHRONICLES OR ONLINE AT www.bpfencing.org OR www.bethelpark.net.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO BP FENCER BRANDON BOTZER, WHO PROVED HE'S MORE THAN JUST A SWORDSMAN BY WINNING THE BPFC ARCHERY SHOOT ON AUGUST 28 AT THE BOY SCOUT CABIN IN SOUTH PARK.  FOR THE COMPLETE RESULTS OF THE SHOOT, VISIT THE "LATEST CLUB NEWS" PAGE OF THIS SITE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BP FENCER BRANDON BOTZER, WHO EARNED AN "E" RATING WITH A 3RD-PLACE FINISH AT THE WPD'S D AND UNDER FOIL TOURNAMENT ON AUGUST 18.  FOR THE COMPLETE RESULTS OF THIS AND OTHER EVENTS, VISIT THE "LATEST CLUB NEWS" PAGE OF THIS SITE.  

THE 11TH ANNUAL BP FENCING AWARDS PARTY WAS HELD ON FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2007 AT CIRCLEVIEW GROVE IN SOUTH PARK.  FOR A COMPLETE RECAP, VISIT THE "LATEST CLUB NEWS" PAGE OF THIS SITE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BP FENCERS WHO WERE MEDALISTS AT THE 2007 PSFC INVITATIONAL TOURNAMANT ON MAY 19.  GOLD:  BRANDON BOTZER (BOYS' FOIL), RYAN GERMANN (BOYS' EPEE), TARA HELFER (GIRLS' EPEE); SILVER:  MICHAEL GRAY (BOYS' FOIL), BRANDON RAUCH (BOYS' EPEE); BRONZE:  DEVON VERNER (BOYS' FOIL), NICK BOTZER (BOYS' FOIL), ABIGAIL BALLANI (GIRLS' FOIL), ASHLEY BOBAK (GIRLS' FOIL), TYLER STAY (BOYS' EPEE), BRITTANY THOMAS (GIRLS' EPEE).  FOR MORE ON THE INVITATIONAL, VISIT THE "LATEST CLUB NEWS" PAGE OF THIS SITE.

2007 PSFC EPEE:  HAWKS WIN! -  THE BP EPEE TEAM SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED ITS PSFC EPEE TITLE ON MAY 17 WITH A 5-2 WIN OVER ALLDERDICE AT WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BRANDON RAUCH AND MICHAEL GRAY WERE BOTH UNDEFEATED IN THE MATCH AND FOR THE SEASON.  (BRANDON EDGED OUT MICHAEL FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TITLE BY VIRTUE OF A BETTER INDICATOR RATING.)   FOR MORE ON THE EPEE SEASON, VISIT THE "LATEST CLUB NEWS" AND "STANDINGS/SCHEDULE/STATS" PAGES OF THIS SITE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO GIRLS' CAPTAIN BRITTANY THOMAS, WHO FINISHED AS THE INDIVIDUAL GIRLS' PSFC FOIL CHAMPION FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT SEASON AT 18-2. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO BP FENCERS BRITTANY THOMAS, BRANDON BOTZER AND MICHAEL GRAY, WHO WERE SELECTED TO THE 2007 PSFC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

From 1997-2007, sixteen Bethel Park High School fencers recorded 100 or more career victories.  They are Kevin Barry, Brandon Botzer, Matt Bouloubasis, Jack Cheng, Kate Ekmann, Erica Fedon, Michael Gray, Tara Helfer, Callie Knuth, Molly Krebs, Liam O'Shea, Brandon Rauch, Doug Rizzo, Brittany Thomas, Karen Vaughn and Chris Williams.

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NINE-TIME INTERSCHOLASTIC FENCING CHAMPIONS

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2007 BETHEL PARK HIGH SCHOOL FENCING TEAM

I BELIEVE...
 
IN MYSELF
AND IN MY ABILITIES
AND THOSE OF MY TEAMMATES
AND IT IS ULTIMATELY THIS
THAT WILL CARRY US TO VICTORY...
 
BLACK HAWKS WIN!

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2007 PITTSBURGH SCHOLASTIC FENCING CONFERENCE CO-ED EPEE CHAMPIONS