2007 Ohio State Fencing Camp

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Go Buckeyes!
2007 Ohio State Fencing Camp
  Session I: June 4-8, 2007
Session II: June 11-15, 2007
Session III: June 17-23, 2007
Session IV: June 24-28, 2007
Session V: July 15-21, 2007

  • Camp Brochure in PDF Format
  • Online Registration
  • Important Information for Registered Campers

    We are no longer accepting registrations for Sessions 1 or 2. However, Sessions 3, 4 and 5 are still accepting campers.

    CAMP SESSIONS
    SESSION I - June 4-8, 2007 (Commuter: $400)
    SESSION II - June 11-15, 2007 (Commuter: $400)
    SESSION III - June 17-23, 2007 (Resident: $650 Commuter: $400)
    SESSION IV - June 24-28, 2007 (Resident: $550 Commuter: $340)
    Enroll in Sessions III & IV and receive a $100 discount on the total cost
    SESSION V - July 15-21, 2007 (Resident: $650 Commuter: $400)

    Registration deadline is May 25, 2007. Confirmation of enrollment, including medical forms and directions, will be sent upon receipt of registration. A $100 non-refundable deposit (per session) is required with registration if paying by check or money order. The balance is due two weeks prior to the start of camp. Online registration is available at ohiostatebuckeyes.com - click on the Sports Camps link. The entire camp fee, plus a $10 processing fee, is due when registering online. The discounted rate for Sessions III & IV is not available online.

    CAMP OBJECTIVES
    The Ohio State University Fencing Camp is committed to the personal development of each camper. Through world-class instruction, campers will develop the footwork, tactics, and conditioning necessary to improve their fencing skills. Individual lessons, drills, and bouting will be utilized though out camp. The low camper to coach ratio ensures quality instruction and individual attention.

    THIS CAMP WILL SELL OUT
    Space is limited ENROLL NOW
    Confirmation of enrollment, as well as information including housing, medical forms, and directions will be sent upon receipt of your application and deposit.

    AGE AND ELIGIBILITY
    The Ohio State University Fencing Camp is a co-ed camp for fencers of all ages and skill levels. Resident campers must be at least 10 years of age.

    WHAT TO BRING
    Fencers will need to provide all of their own equipment, including electronic equipment. Resident campers need to bring their own towels but linens will be provided. Campers may bring extra money for incidentals. Campers are responsible for keeping track of their own equipment. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

    FACILITIES
    The Steelwood Athletic Training Facility boasts spacious and accommodating training rooms and 8,800-square feet dedicated to fencing training. The fencing room is one of the largest in the country with 14 electronic practice strips. The fencing room allows campers to train more effectivly as they work to achieve their ultimate goals.

    2007 CAMP STAFF
    VLADIMIR NAZLYMOV
    Ohio State Head Coach
    Now in his eighth season at Ohio State, head Coach Vladimir Nazlymov has transformed the Buckeye fencing program into a national powerhouse. Five consecutive years among the Top 4 in the nation, including a national championship in 2004, are proof of that.

    But it is not enough for the former 10-time world champion. It is an Olympic feeder program that he desires for Ohio State, and with it national championships will continue to be won.

    Nazlymov’s goal is becoming a reality, as the 2004 Olympics in Athens featured Buckeyes Jason Rogers (United States) and Louise Bond-Williams (England). Rogers and many other members of the 2006-07 OSU squad continue to push forward towards international success, the 2008 Olympics and, more immediately, another national championship for the Buckeyes.

    In his eight years at Ohio State, Nazlymov owns a men’s and women’s combined record of 270-73 (.787). This season he welcomes back four All-Americans and total of 18 fencers from his 2004-05 squad, which finished third in the nation. Ohio State has won three consecutive Midwest Conference championships.

    In 2003-04, Nazlymov’s fifth season, he led the Buckeyes to the pinnacle of collegiate fencing with the program’s first national title since the competition became a combined total of the men’s and women’s results. Despite reaching his ultimate goal of claiming a national title, Nazlymov has a dynasty in the making at Ohio State and is sure to keep the Buckeyes at or near the top of the NCAA scene every year.

    During the 2002-03 campaign Ohio State, 42-4 overall, placed fourth at the NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive year after qualifying the maximum number of competitors (12). In 2001-02 the Buckeyes went 30-6 overall in dual meet competition, garnered 10 NCAA qualifiers, six All-Americans and finished fourth at the NCAA championships, scoring 140 points which nearly doubled their scoring output from 2001.

    Nazlymov came to Ohio State after spending eight years as the head coach for the Kansas City, Mo., School District, where he designed and developed an Olympic-caliber fencing program. As the head coach at Kansas City, Nazlymov guided three high school students to the U.S. National Team and berths at the World Championships from 1993-97.

    Nazlymov served as the sabre coach for the U.S. National Team from 1994-1999. His U.S. Junior Team finished in second place in the overall medal count at the Junior World Championships in 2001. From 1986-88 Nazlymov served as the USSR National Team’s head coach. The USSR went on to win a gold medal at the 1986 World Championships and silver medals at the 1987 Worlds and 1988 Olympics. Nazlymov was the head coach of the Soviet Union Military Fencing Team from 1976-1990.

    Competing for the Soviet Union, Nazlymov was a three-time Olympic medalist (1968, 1976, 1980). He earned the Olympic silver medal in 1972 and 1976, while notching the Olympic bronze medal in 1972. Nazlymov also is a 10-time world champion, with eight of the championships being team titles and two were individual crowns. In recognition of his tremendous success, Nazlymov twice was named the world’s best fencer by the International Fencing Federation. From 1970-80 Nazlymov served as the captain of the USSR Olympic Team. After moving to the United States, Nazlymov captained the USA team at the World Championships from 1995-97 and at the 1995 and 1997 World University Games.

    Nazlymov also is an internationally-ranked referee (Category A) and officiated at the 1988 Olympic Games as well as several World Championships from 1981 to 1990. A 1970 graduate of The Daghestan State Pedagogical Institute, Nazlymov earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical education.

    GIA ABASHIDZE
    Ohio State Assistant Coach

    TERRENCE LASKER
    Ohio State Assistant Coach

    ALEXANDER SMERDIN
    Ohio State Assistant Coach

    HEALTH SERVICES
    A certified trainer is available at all times. State-of-the-art training facilities will be open during all practice sessions.

    TRANSPORTATION
    Transportation will be provided to and from Port Columbus Airport. Please e-mail the Ohio State fencing office (fencing@osu.edu) your travel schedule no later than 72 hours prior to camp.

    CONTACT INFORMATION
    Assistant Coach Terrence Lasker
    phone 614-292-9602; e-mail: fencing@osu.edu