Lia Pelech will Represent the U.S. at Maccabiah Games in Israel

We are proud to announce that Lia Pelech, a saber fencer and sophomore at Vernon Hills High School, has been selected to represent United States in fencing at the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel this summer. These games are the third largest sporting event in the world with over 70 countries attending. Good Luck Lia! More

2017 Summer Fencing Camp

Come join us for our fifth annual summer fencing camp.  This four-day camp is a great way to try fencing for the first time or to develop your skills. It's perfect for beginning, intermediate and advanced fencers.  New fencers will have an opportunity to try epee, foil and saber to see which weapon they like best. ... More

Fencing Team Wins Second Conference Championship

Many members of the Great Lakes Fencing Academy fence on the LHS-VHHS varsity fencing team. I am proud to announce that the team ended its season earning two Championship titles in the Men's Saber and Men's Epee events at the Great Lakes High School Fencing Conference Dual Meets. The Dual Meets were held at host schools ... More

Pelech Wins Illinois State Fencing Championship

Great Lakes Fencing Academy members won four medals at the Illinois State High School Fencing Championship at Glenbook South High School. Special shout out to our medal winners: Lia Pelech (VHHS), won the Gold Medal and was named the Illinois State Champion in Women's Saber.  As an added bonus, the United States ... More

Fencers Wins Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at JV Fencing Championship

Members of the LHS-VHHS Fencing team and Great Lakes Fencing Academy had a great showing at the JV Fencing Championship at Marion Central Catholic High School last weekend bringing home four medals. Over 290 fencers from 14 high schools in IL, IN and WI competed. Maggie Koberstein, from LHS won the Gold medal in the ... More

Fencers Brings Home Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals at JV Tournament

Our fencers did a fantastic job bringing home Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in four events at the dual meet tournament hosted at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. The Women’s Foil team eared a Bronze medal. The Men’s Epee earned a Silver medal. Both the Men’s and Women’s saber squads each brought home Gold ... More

Great Lakes Fencing Academy Takes Over for Crimson Blades

The Great Lakes Fencing Academy reached an agreement with the Libertyville Tennis Club to take over the fencing program that has been started by Coach Gordon Gandy and the Crimson Blades Fencing Academy. According to Rich Jackim, "Coach Gordon Gandy has been a long-time friend so we were very sad to learn of his ... More

Nudelman Joins GLFA as Foil Coach

The Great Lakes Fencing Academy is proud to welcome Alex Nudelman to our team.  Alex will be in charge of our beginning fencing program.  He started fencing in 3rd grade when he lived in Belarus.  He went on to fence in college and as part of the Russian national team for several years.  At GLFA, Coach Nudelman teaches ... More

Lemay Qualifies for U.S. Fencing National Championships

Brian Lemay won gold and silver medals recently at the Illinois National Qualifier Tournament held at New Trier High School on April 11 in the Division II and Division III Men's Saber fencing events. Brian will represent Illinois in both of these events at the U.S. National Fencing Championships to be held in July in ... More

Fencers Wins Three Medals and the JV State Championship

Fencers from the Great Lakes Fencing Academy, and members of the LHS-VHHS Fencing Team, dominated the Illinois Junior Varsity State Fencing Championships this weekend in Woodstock, IL taking home two Gold Medals and a Bronze Medal in three different events. The newly formed LHS-VHHS fencing team joined the Great Lakes ... More