About Us

Olympia Fencing Center is the largest épée fencing club in the USA, and New England’s most successful fencing center.
Our students hold multiple National, World, and Junior Olympic titles and our club is the primary feeder of the NCAA and Ivy leagues in the New England Division of Fencing.

Both our locations in Cambridge and Newton, MA, display over 6500 SF of space, 12 FT high ceilings, sixteen electrical fencing strips, and custom-made for shock absorption fencing floors, to assure the safety and well-being of our fencers.

Olympia Fencing Center is an exclusively épée club, offering classes seven days a week, along with summer camps, clinics, private lessons, and in-club competitions.
Our very popular annual D’Artagnan Series for Novice Fencers prepares our young Musketeers for a successful competitive career, and sets the foundation for a strong future.

Founded and directed by former Romanian National and European ChampionDaniel Hondor, and our stellar team of coaches includes current educators in Boston/Cambridge public schools, and active, high-ranked fencers on the national points list.
All our foreign coaches are receivers of O1 Visa, for excellence in their field.

Olympia Fencing Center offers the lowest student/coach ratio in the country. Our classes are closely supervised and the students are moved throughout programs exclusively based on merit.
Excellent team communication, and highly organized programs generated a long list of amazing results over the years.

Olympia Fencing Center welcomes fencers of all ages and skill levels:

  • Musketeers, ages 6-8
  • Kids Learn to Fence, ages 9-11
  • Teens Learn to Fence and Recreational, ages 12-16
  • Adults Learn to Fence, ages 17 and up.

Our Adult Competitive program is the largest and stronger program in the country, and harbors people of all ages: young professionals in the Greater Boston area, fencing parents, and fencers formerly in the USFA rolling points, who returned to fencing after graduating from college or finishing their higher education.

Olympia’s very popular open bouting gathers the best fencers around the country and the world.
NCAA student-athletes, Olympia’s Alumni, in-town visitors, and our elite students fill the fencing floor every Sunday.

If you are like the thousands who fell in love with this sport, our fencing club will become your second home. At Olympia, we take that responsibility seriously. Our fencers are competitors – and best friends. There are no age barriers, skill barriers, or shyness.

 FREE Fencing Class for Kids!

Olympia Fencing Center is continuously recruiting new talents.

We want our members to love fencing, we believe that you can only excel doing something you love, and this is why we offer everyone a chance to try this wonderful sport.

Appointments are required: please follow this link to book your free trial at any of our Cambridge or Newton locations.

Due to the large volume of calls, email is preferred, if you have more questions send us a message.

Some of our best results

In July 2017, our young club (founded in 2012) has received from the US Fencing Association the “Excellence Award in Membership“, as the fastest growing club in the country!

Over the years, Olympia Fencing Center has produced some of the best fencers in the country. Our students are active participants in world, national and regional events, continuously earning numerous titles and medals.

Gabriel Feinberg

  1. NCAA 2022 Men’s Épée Champion.
  2. Silver Medal, Junior Team Men’s Épée, Junior & Cadet World Championships, Dubai, UAE, April 2022
  3. 9th Place Star Cup cWorld Cup, Belgrade, Serbia, February 2022
  4. Gold Medal, Division I Men’s Épée, April NAC 2021
  5. Bronze Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, May NAC 2021
  6. Gold Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, June NAC 2021
  7. Bronze Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, Summer Nationals 2021
  8. 9th place and 11th place finish at Junior Men’s World Cups in fall 2021
  9. Gold Medal, Junior Men’s Épée, December NAC 2021
  10. 8th Place, Division I Men’s Épée, December NAC 2021
  11. 5th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, October NAC 2019
  12. 8th Place, Grenoble Men’s Cadet European Cup, 2019
  13. 9th Place Team, Grenoble Men’s Cadet European Cup, 2019
  14. 8th Place Team, European Cadet Circuit, Budapest, Hungary, 2019
  15. Y14 Men’s Épée Silver Medalist, November NAC 2017

Gabriel has been training with coach Daniel Hondor since 2014. He is currently ranked 2nd in Junior Men’s Épée in the USA, and 63rd in the world, in the same category (5th best international ranking among USA fencers).

Gabriel is currently a freshman at Ohio State University and is among four USA Junior Men’s Fencers to qualify for this year’s Junior & Cadet World Championships in Dubai.

Emily Vermeule

  1. 2022 NCAA Women’s Épée Silver Medalist
  2. Bronze Medal, Division I Women’s Épée, December NAC, 2021
  3. Youth Olympic Games Bronze medalist, Women’s Épée, Buenos Aires, AG, 2018.
  4. Silver medalist, World Championships 2018, Cadet Women’s Épée, Verona, IT, 2018(#2 in the world)
  5. National Champion, Cadet Women’s Épée, 2018 Summer Nationals
  6. Silver medalist, Junior Women’s Epee, 2018 Summer Nationals
  7. Silver medalist, Junior Women’s Épée, at the 2017 Summer Nationals and July Challenge, Salt Lake City, UT.
  8. National Champion 2016, Y14 Women’s Épée.
  9. Pomme De Terre Champion, 2016, Senior Women’s Épée.
  10. 12th at the 2017 Cadet circuit, Bratislava (SVK)
  11. 35th out of 261 fencers, 2016 Cadet circuit, Bratislava (SVK)
  12. 20th at the 2016 Cadets World Circuit, Klagenfurt (AUT).
  13. 45th at the 2015 Cadet Circuit in Copenhagen (DNK)
  14. 49th at the Cadet Circuit in Klagenfurt, Austria, November 2015 (at only 13 years old).

Emily is training with coach Daniel Hondor since 2012. She is the youngest fencer ever in the New England Division to earn her A rating (at only 14 years old).

She was the only US woman épéeist to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in October 2018, where she took fifth place in the individual events, and Bronze with the US Team.
Emily is currently a freshman at Harvard University, majoring in American Literature.

Robert Hondor

  1. NCAA 2021 Bronze medalist.
  2. Senior Men’s Épée Champion 2019, NEUSFA Pomme De Terre
  3. Junior Olympic Champion, Cadets Men’s Épée, 2017
  4. Silver medal with US Team, and 14th, individual, Cadet Circuit, Bratislava (SVK), 2016
  5. 15th, Cadet Circuit, Klagenfurt (AUT), 2016

Robert was ranked 43rd in the world and 9th in the US in Cadet Men’s Épée, and 35th in the US, in Juniors Men’s Épée rolling points, at the time he went to college. He’s currently attending the New Jersey Institute of Technology and will major in mechanical engineering.

Thomas (Tony) Whelan

  1. 2nd Place, Junior Men’s Épée, April NAC, 2022

  2. 12th Place, Division I Men’s Épée, January NAC, 2022

  3. 8th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, Summer Nationals, 2021

  4. 12th Place, Division I Men’s Épée, June NAC, 2021

  5. 15th Place, Division I Men’s Épée, October NAC, 2021

  6. 8th Place, Junior Men’s Épée, May NAC, 2021

  7. 6th Place, Division I Men’s Épée, December NAC, 2021

  8. 11th Place, Junior Men’s Épée, Junior Olympic Championships, 2020

  9. 13th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, October NAC, 2019

Tony has been training with coach Daniel Hondor since 2014 and currently trains with both Daniel and Coach Julian. He is currently ranked 4th in Junior Men’s Épée in the USA and 15th in Senior Men’s Épée. Tony started competing in the European Cadet Circuit two years ago and currently competes in Junior World Cups.

Tony is currently a senior at Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge, MA. He will be attending and fencing for Yale University in Fall 2022.

Luka Loncar

  1. 12th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, April NAC, 2022
  2. Team USA Silver Medalist, Bratislava Cadet Circuit, 2022
  3. Gold Medal, Y14 Men’s Épée, May NAC, 2021
  4. 15th Place, Junior Men’s Épée, May NAC, 2021
  5. Gold Medal, Cadet Men’s Épée June NAC, 2021
  6. Bronze Medal, Y14 Men’s Épée, Summer Nationals 2021
  7. 6th Place, Junior Team Men’s Épée, Summer Nationals, 2021
  8. 15th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, Grenoble Cadet Circuit, 2021

Luka started training at Olympia in 2013. He began his fencing career with Coach Lori and has been working with Coach Julian for the past few years. He is currently ranked 12th in Cadet Men’s Épée in the USA.va in 2022.
He is currently a sophomore at Boston University Academy, in Boston, MA.

Dayus Gohel

Bronze Medal, Cadet Men’s Épée, April NAC 2022
13th Place, Junior Men’s Épée, January NAC 2022
26th Place, Junior Men’s Épée, April NAC 2022
6th Place, Junior Team Men’s Épée, July Challenge 2021
9th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, Junior Olympics Championships 2021
10th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, July Challenge 2021
21st Place, Division 1Men’s Épée, June NAC 2021
28th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée, European World Fencing Federation Grenoble World Challenge, 2021
30th Place, Junior Men’s Épée, July Challenge 2021

Ava Wade-Currie

  1. 16ht Place, Junior Women’s Épée, April NAC, 2022
  2. 10th Place, Cadet Women’s Épée, Grenoble Cadet Circuit, 2021
  3. 16th Place, Division I Women’s Épée, December NAC, 2021
  4. 8th Place, Cadet Women’s Épée, October NAC, 2021
  5. 9th Place, Cadet Women’s Épée, Summer Nationals, 2021
  6. 16th Place, Division I Women’s Épée, June NAC, 2021
  7. 12th Place, Junior Women’s Épée, May NAC, 2021
  8. 5th Place, Cadet Women’s Épée, Junior Olympic Championships, 2020

Ava has been training with coach Daniel Hondor since 2014 and currently trains with both Coach Daniel and Coach Julian. She is currently ranked 18th in Junior Women’s Épée in the USA and 28th in Senior Women’s Épée. Ava started competing in the European Cadet Circuit in Fall of 2021.

Ava is currently a junor at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA.

Spencer Vermeule

  1. Bronze Medal, Division I Men’s Épée, April NAC 2021
  2. Bronze Medal, Cadet Men’s Épée Pan Am Championships 2019
  3. Team Gold Medalist, Grenoble Men’s Épée Cadet Circuit 2019
  4. 25th Place, Cadet Men’s Épée Cadet Circuit 2019
  5. Team Silver Medalist, European Cadet Circuit, Budapest 2019
  6. Silver Medal, Cadet Men’s Épée, November NAC 2019
  7. Gold Medal, Y12 Men’s Épée, March NAC 2017
  8. Capitol Clash Gold medalist, Y12 Men’s Épée 2017
  9. 16th at the Cadet Circuit, 2018 Klagenfurt (AUT)

Spencer is training with Coach Daniel Hondor and is currently ranked #2 in USFA National rolling points, in Cadet Men’s Épée.
The younger brother of Emily Vermeule, the two often have to travel at the same time to different parts of the world, for international fencing events.

Maria Alejandra Trumble

  1. 12th, 2011 Gothenburg (SE) Cadet WE, ranked 60st in the world.
  2. 17th, 2013 Gothenburg Junior World Cup.
  3. 27th, 2011 European Cadet Circuit, Grenoble (FR), Cadet WE.

After graduating high school, Alejandra went to lead the U Penn’s Women’s team, and she is the only fencer to score the most wins in the university’s history, ever.
Both Ale’s sister, Isabela, and mom Angelica are epee fencers.
Angelica is the coach of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School Fencing Team, the Falcons, proudly supported by our club. She is a part of our coaches’ team, teaching the youth programs.

Cristina Gordet

  1.  2013 Bronze Medalist, World Fencing Championship, Vet.50 WE, Bulgaria.
  2. Veteran World Championship Teams: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  3. 2013/2014 National Champion, Vet.50 Women’s Épée.
  4. 2011 Silver Medalist, North American Cup E (Veteran Open).
    5. 2010 Bronze Medalist, North American Cup E (Veteran Open).

Cristina started fencing following her daughter’s steps. She was training with coach Daniel Hondor since 2009. She’s still an active fencer today.

Women's Epee vet 50 World Bronze Medalist

USFA Points standings as of May 2022

Cadet Women’s Épée:
Ashley Luo – 16th

Juniors Women’s Épée:
Ava Wade-Currie – 18th

Senior Women’s Épée:
Emily Vermeule – 23rd
Ava Wade-Currie – 28th

Junior Men’s Épée
Gabriel Feinberg – 2nd
Tony Whelan – 4th
Dayus Gohel – 22nd

Luka Loncar – 28th

Senior Men’s Épée:
Jonas Hansen – 8th
Tony Whelan – 15th
Gabriel Feinberg – 23rd

Cadet Men’s Épée:
Luka Loncar – 3rd
Dayus Gohel – 5th

Vet 40 Men’s Épée:
Mike Springer – 2T
Jake Gersen – 8th

Y14 Men’s Épée
Jordan Macarty – 15th
Corey Zhao – 22nd

Mason Choi – 25th

Y12 Men’s Épée:
Carter Bradshaw – 24th

Y10 Men’s Épée:
Alexander Cafasso – 8th
Aman Singleton – 16th

Y12 Men’s Épée:

Carter Bradshaw – 38T

Y14 Women’s Épée:
Sierra Springer – 36th

Y12 Women’s Épée
Natalya Cafasso – 11th
Meredith Richardson – 32nd

Y10 Women’s Épée:
Elena DeSantis-Ibanez – 9th
Alina Chen – 18th

Other important achievements obtained by our club’s fencers

Pomme De Terre, 2016: 14 year old Emily Vermeule won the Senior Women’s Épée, making her the youngest fencer to win the competition in 28 years.

May 2016: Emily earned her A rating, making her the youngest A rated fencer in the New England Division and one of the youngest in the country.

Winning the Pomme de Terre since 2013!

Olympia Fencing Center is an important staple of this prestigious competition, since it’s birth, in 2013.

2013: Ingrid Ma wins the E & Under Senior Women’s Épée
2014: Xavier Ghazaleh, E & Under Senior Men’s Épée Champion
2015: Kevin Foley, Vet Combined Men’s Épée Champion
2016: Emily Vermeule, Senior Women’s Épée Champion
Kevin Foley, Vet Combined Men’s Épée Champion
2017: Rebecca Barnes, Senior Women’s Épée Champion
Emily Vermeule, runner-up
Olympia LEGends (Emily Vermeule, Greta Candreva, Meghan O’Reilly), Senior Women’s Epee Team Champions
2018: Emily Vermeule, Senior Women’s Épée Champion
Jonas Hansen, Senior Men’s Épée Champion
Rui Gunlin, E & Under Senior Men’s Épée Champion
Olympia FC (Emily Vermeule, Meghan O’Reilly, Pauline Chretien, Alissa Hofman), Senior Women’s Épée Team Champions
Olympia FC (Robert Hondor, Michael Corban, Jonas Hansen, Spencer Vermeule), Senior Men’s Épée Team Champions

2019: Robert Hondor, Senior Men’s Épée Champion
Gabriel Feinberg, runner-up
Carmen Correa, E & Under Senior Women’s Épée Champion
Olympia FC (Emily Vermeule, Pauline Chretien, Ava Wade, Elena Robles), Senior Women’s Epee Team Champions
William Gonzalez, E & Under Senior Men’s Épée Champion
2022: Jonas Hansen, Senior Men’s Épée Champion
Isabel Di Tella, Senior Women’s Épée Champion
Shawn Zhang, E & Under Senior Men’s Épée Champion
Michael Springer, Veteran Men’s Épée Champion

 

To be continued….
To read more about this competition, please read our note on our Facebook fan page, here.

High School State Champions three years in a row!

2015: Matthew Mansoor earned double Gold, Massachusetts State Champion Men’s Epee and Captain of the State Champions Men’s Épée Falcons Team!
Rebecca Barnes, fencing for the Beaver Country Day School fencing team, has earned Silver in the Women’s competition!

2016: Becca Barnes, State Champion, Women’s Épée
Isabela Trumble, 3rd place
Jonas Hansen, 3rd place, Men’s Épée
Leo Chen wins the Foil Men’s Épée, and crowns as the new Foil State Champ.

Becca fenced for Beaver Country Day School, Isabela, and Jonas, for the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.

2017: Noah Scott, State Champion, Men’s Épée
Jonas Hansen, 3rd place, Men’s Épée
Lilla Csoknyai, 3rd place, Women’s Épéee

All three fencers were fencing for the Falcons Team, representing the Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.

College Bound!

  • Alejandra Trumble is the winner of the women’s épée competition, at the Ivy League College Championships, in Ithaca, New York,  as a U Penn Junior.
    Alejandra also led the women’s team, to place fourth in the teams’ competition.
    Alejandra is the only fencer to score the most wins in the university’s history, ever.
  • Robert Hondor: Bronze medalist at the 2021 NCAA, held at University Park, Pennsylvania.
  • Gabriel Feinberg: 2022 Men’s Épée NCAA Champion
  • Emily Vermeule: 2022 Women’s Épée NCAA runner-up
Robert Hondor Bronze at the 2021 NCAA

Here are a few of our students who continued fencing in college:

  • Katya Stavisky: Stanford University 2017
  • Alisa Hofmann:  Penn State graduate 2018
  • Matthew Mansoor: Penn State graduate 2018
  • Zachary Boynton started training with Coach Daniel in 2008,  was an Epee Assistant Coach at his Alma Mater, Cornell University.
    Zach is currently back to fencing in his old club, and working and living in his hometown of Cambridge.
  • Connor Ghazaleh: Duke University 2019
  • Isabela Trumble: University 2020
  • Noah Scott, Stevens Institute of Technology 2021
  • Isabel Kain, Northeastern University 2021
  • Becca Barnes, UNC 2021
  • Ben Hazell, Temple 2022

    Still in college:

  • Robert Hondor, NCAA New Jersey Institute of Technology 2022
  • Jonas Hansen, Harvard University 2024
  • Meghan O’Reilly, Notre Dame 2021
  • Aeryn O’Reilly, Notre Dame 2024
  • Xavier Ghazaleh: Duke 2024
  • Tony Whelan, Yale 2025
  • Emily Vermeule, Harvard University 2025
  • Jonas Hansen, Harvard University 2025
  • Gabriel Feinberg, Ohio State 2025

We’re looking forward to raising new generations, and each one will grow fond in our hearts, because, at Olympia, we’re not just a fencing club, we’re a big, happy family!

WE RAISE CHAMPIONS, in fencing and in life!