Clangs of steel on steel resonate through the open space as people with swords and deadly earnest looks battle each other all around the room. No, this isn’t the 16th century; it’s merely a practice session for the University’s Fencing Team.

Jess Cox
Engineering senior Jay MacLean and LSA senior Daniel Weckstein fence
Jess Cox
From left to right: A foil, an

About 30 people regularly show up at the Coliseum to practice three times a week and to prepare for matches with other colleges in the Midwest. They are split into foilists,

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