Brad Baker, Sabre
Temple University Fencing Team
$200 if registered and paid by August 2, $225 after August 2.
Bradley Baker has recently completed his ninth year coaching at Temple University, a perennial top-10 NCAA program. At Temple, he was responsible for coaching the epee and sabre squads, including All-Americans in each weapon. From 2000-2004, he served as head coach of the University of Massachusetts club team. Under his guidance, UMass won the national collegiate club championships in 2003 and 2004. In 2001-2002, he was named "Coach of the Year" by the Northeast Fencing Conference. After many years of attendance as a participant, Brad joined the staff of USA Fencing's National Coaches College in 2009 and was an instructor at the 2012 Coaches Institute. He is also a Certified Referee Instructor for USA Fencing and an active national- and international-level referee in all three weapons. As a competitor, Brad reached a peak national ranking of 13th in men's sabre during 2010.
Brad is currently working towards a PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport at Temple University. He holds an MS in Sport and Recreation Management from Temple University ('12) and a BS with double major in Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences from Johns Hopkins University ('98).
Gary Copeland, Epee
Northern Colorado Fencers
August 31-September 2 (Three days!)
$250 if registered and paid by August 9, $275 after August 9.
Founder and head coach of Northern Colorado Fencers since 1979, Gary Copeland has coached more than 800 U.S. national competition finalists (1st-8th place) from 1988-2005, including 46 individual U.S. national champions, 14 U.S. national team champions, and 64 junior and cadet World champions and Pan-American team positions. Gary was named 1999 U.S. Olympic Committee Fencing Coach of the Year and has served as U.S. National Team coach on more than 20 U.S. national teams. He is currently Assistant Director of the U.S. Fencing Coaches College at the U.S. Olympic Training center in Colorado Springs.
Mike Pederson, Foil
Golden Gate Fencing Center
***September 14-15*** - Please note change of dates!
$200 if registered and paid by August 23, $225 after August 23.
Mike Pederson coaches at the Golden Gate Fencing Center in San Francisco, California. Mike has a broad range of national and international experience, including positions as the National Women's Foil coach from 2004 to 2010, and the Women's Olympic Foil coach in Beijing in 2008, coaching the US Team to a silver medal in the Team event.