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Adrian Trenea


Adrian trained as a fencer at the Satu Mare fencing club under Olympic and World class fencing coaches. Adrian was a Romanian National Champion and represented Romania in World Championships, Grand-prix and European Championships. He has coaching credentials from the Romanian National Academy in Bucharest. Since his arrival to the US in 2013, Adrian coached youth, senior, and veteran fencers, many of whom have won national and international awards and represented the US on national teams. Adrian's students are currently fencing for Harvard, Notre Dame, MIT, Cornell and University of North Carolina varsity foil teams. He is also an NCAA coach for the foil squad at Johns Hopkins University.

Pam Dressel


Pam began competing in senior and veteran events at the national level in 2010. She has earned many medals, but most notably a gold medal at the 2022 North American Cup (NAC) in San Jose California and has consistently ranked among the top veteran women’s foil in the US. In 2015 Pam represented the US at  the Veteran Pan American Championships in Lima Peru, winning the silver Medal for women’s foil.  Having a passion for the sport and wanting to work with young fencers just getting started, Pam began coaching intro to Fencing and beginners in 2011.  She has worked with countless students targeting their confidence and cultivating their skill as they begin to compete. Her coaching philosophy includes working with the athlete to set small reachable goals, and celebrate accomplishments, while striving for the next level. In 2019 Pam earned a Moniteur de Fleuret level certification from the United States Fencing Coaches Association. She is certified in CPR/AED by the American Red Cross.

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Alex Beardmore


Alex started fencing in 2002 with foil and sabre, but quickly stuck with foil. During his fencing career Alex represented England and Great Britain multiple times, as well as winning numerous national and international medals at foil. After finishing his personal fencing career, he moved in to coaching, being educated in Great Britain, France, Denmark, and Hungary, as well as receiving an FIE foil level 3 diploma. Alex has been head coach of multiple successful foil programs in the UK, as well as being Team GB U17, U20, U23 and Senior national coach, and has coached at multiple World Cups, Grand Prix, Zonal Championships and World Championships. Alex’s students have won multiple national championships, international and European championship medals. Alex is also a fully qualified FIE Foil referee, with many years of experience.

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