Valerie Asher, of Bethesda, was among 63 athletes representing Team USA.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
This weekend: an Easter egg roll, a chocolate factory tour, soccer and more!
Beginner Fencing Classes Where/When: DC Fencer’s Club (9330 Fraser Avenue, Silver Spring, MD). Saturday, April 7, at 11:00 a.m. Why Go: The DC Fencer’s Club teaches even the most inexperienced fencer, the basics of one of the oldest sports in the world. Price: $145 covers the cost of four classes, the first of which is on Saturday. 4 v 4 All Star Soccer Scrimmage Registration Where/When: Norwood Local Park (4700 Norwood Drive, Chevy Chase, MD). Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 6-8, starting at 7:00 a.m. Why Go: This six-week “league” is perfect for K-2nd graders to have fun in a friendly format. Price: $85 league fees. Easter Egg Hunt/Roll with Live Music Where/When: North Chevy Chase Christian Church (8814 Kensington Pkwy., …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Before heading off to college this fall, Michael Josephs, 18, helped his fencing team bring home a gold medal from the North American Cup.
“Most people know me as the kid who fences,” said 18-year-old Chevy Chase resident Michael Josephs. Josephs is a member of the DC Fencers Club, which recently celebrated the gold-medal victory of its under-19 men’s sabre team at July's North American Cup, a major fencing competition held in conjunction with the USA Fencing National Championships in Reno. “[Our win] was sweet because we hadn’t won an event as a team before,” Josephs said. “It was my last tournament at home before I leave for college, too.” Josephs wasn’t interested in the sport until he tagged along with his older brother to an after-school class at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. “When I first started, I was playing travel soccer, basketball, baseball and then slowly …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Landon student Seth Flanagan will compete in a fencing championship in Dallas this weekend.
Name: Seth Flanagan, 14 School: Landon School Accomplishment: Flanagan will compete in USA Fencing Junior Olympic Fencing Championship this weekend in Dallas. He’ll be “fencing up,” because he qualified to compete in a higher age group. He trains at the Chevy Chase Fencing Club with his coach, Ray Finkleman. Key to Awesomeness: The Chevy Chase native has traveled around the country to compete in dozens of fencing tournaments. He started fencing when he was eight. “My mom wanted me to choose a sport that wasn’t a contact sport like football,” Flanagan said. Naturally, he went for a classic combat sport instead. Flanagan has been injured during matches before, once when he fell. He is an épée fencer - the épée is the heaviest type of …