Reaching your full potential as an outstanding fencer can be greatly enhanced by working with our coaching staff who are committed to the development of each camper’s fencing skills. Through instruction by these world-class fencers, campers will develop the footwork, tactics and conditioning necessary to improve their fencing skills. Individual lessons, drills and bouting will be featured throughout the camp. Our low camper-to-coach ratio promotes quality instruction and individual attention.
VLADIMIR NAZLYMOV | HEAD COACH
In his first 16 seasons as the Ohio State Head Fencing Coach, Nazlymov owns a men's and women's combined record of 414-97 (.810) and has won three National Championships, eight (of the past ten) Midwest Conference Championships, and has coached two Olympic Silver medalists. As a fencer, he has won three Olympic Gold medals, 10 World Championship titles, and was twice named by the FIE as "Fencer of the Year."
ALEKSANDR SMERDIN | ASSISTANT COACH
In his first 18 seasons as the Ohio State Head Fencing Coach, Nazlymov owns a men's and women's combined record of 414-97 (.810) and has won three National Championships, eight (of the past ten) Midwest Conference Championships, and has coached two Olympic Silver medalists. As a fencer, he has won three Olympic Gold medals, 10 World Championship titles, and was twice named by the FIE as "Fencer of the Year."
ALEKSANDR SMERDIN | ASSISTANT COACH
- Ohio State Coach for 16 Seasons
- Coached 15 All-Americans
- Coach of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 National Championship Teams
- 1991 Soviet Union Epee Champion
MATTEO ZANNARO | ASSISTANT COACH
- 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist
- Coach of the Italian Junior National team
- 2002 European Championship Gold Medalist
- 1999 World Championship Silver Medalist
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