Olympian Fencing Club was founded in 2010 by Velizar Iliev, a former Olympian (Sydney 2000) and World Champion in Modern Pentathlon. As an accomplished fencer, Velizar assembled a program to teach epee fencing to students of all levels. Velizar retired in November 2022 and the club is now run by Head Coach Tommi Hurme, a former Princeton Varsity Fencing Team Captain, Junior National Champion, and NCAA All-American. Olympian Fencing Club offers beginner and advanced fencing classes and training for competitive fencing.
Awards & Accolades
February 2014: Robin Cheong wins 5th place in Cadet Men’s Epee at Junior Olympics in Portland, Oregon
2014 – 2015: Best Fencing Clubs from the National Fencing Club Rankings
April 2015: Farrah Lee-Elabd gets 10th place in Cadet Women’s Epee event at the Junior World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
January 2016: Farrah Lee Elabd wins the bronze medal at the Junior Women’s Epee World Cup in Burgos, Spain
February 2016: Farrah Lee-Elabd wins 7th place at Junior Olympics
November 2016: Isaac Oden wins first place in Y10 Men’s Epee at November NAC
2016: Olympian Fencers Robin Cheong and Farrah Lee-Elabd announce plans to attend Stanford University and Princeton University, respectively, to compete on their varsity fencing teams.
2023: UIW Head Coach and OFC Member John Moreau wins Bronze at the Vet 70 Men’s Epee World Championships in Croatia. Tony Carter wins Silver at Vet 70 Men’s Epee National Championships in Phoenix, AZ.
Annual Individual Memberships $150 // Annual Family Membership $250
Discounted annual rates apply for members joining after March. Membership benefits include access to monthly class subscriptions, discounted private lesson packages, training camp tuition fees, local competition entry fees, armory service fees, and strip coaching fees at competitions.
The annual fee is half-price starting in March of each season.