Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Benjamin Weinfeld has been picked to join the USA team at the Maccabiah Games this summer.
When Benjamin Weinfeld picked up a fencing weapon at summer camp a few years ago, it was just to give the sport a try. Years later, his love for the sport will be taking him all the way to Israel to represent the U.S. in an international tournament. Weinfeld, 17, at senior at East Brunswick High School, fences sabre at Escrimeur Fencing, located at the Fields Sports Complex, under head coach Leon Spector. He has been selected to travel to Israel in July to compete as part of Maccabi USA at the 19th Annual World Maccabiah Games, an athletic event that celebrates Jewish heritage and will feature more than 7,000 athletes from around the world. "It's been so much fun for me," Weinfeld said, of fencing. Weinfeld will be in Israel for three …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Louie Morehouse is at sleep away camp in East Brunswick. Visit him on Facebook!
International Fencing star Tim Morehouse may be competing in London to compete in the Olympics, but his thoughts are on someone very special right here in East Brunswick—his French bulldog, Louie Morehouse. According to friends at the Escrimeur Fencing Club, located in the Fields Sports Complex, Louie has been staying at “sleep away camp” with two cabin mates in East Brunswick while his father represents the USA in Olympic fencing (he went to the semi-finals and finished 8th in individual competition). He’s so happy here that he’s even started his own Facebook Page. According to the story, while Morehouse was fencing in a World Cup in Poland in May, Louie was attacked while staying in the boarding kennel in New York City. Because of the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tim Morehouse and Daryl Homer gave a clinic on fencing Monday at the Escrimeur Fencing Club.
The Escrimeur Fencing Club has Olympic fever. The club, which is based in the Fields Sports Complex, invited top ranking U.S. and world fencers Tim Morehouse and Daryl Homer to visit and give a three hour seminar on the sport. Young fencers got lessons on footwork and technique as well as the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the worlds finest fencers. Morehouse was a silver medalist in Beijing and Homer is the No. 2 nationally ranked saber fencer. The Escrimeur Fencing Club is a premier Member of USFA and its New Jersey Division. For more information, visit the Escrimeur website at www.escrimeur.com.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Based in the Fields Sports Complex, Escrimeur Fencing Club, is lead by a man passionate for the sport.
In a way, the Escrimeur Fencing Club emerged from a disappointment. When Leon Spector, along with his wife Marina, immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union in 1990 he brought his insatiable enthusiasm for fencing with him. But Spector quickly realized, to his disappointment, that the nearest fencing clubs were located in either North or South Jersey. “(Spector) went (to the clubs in North Jersey) for a while but it was a long commute and going there after work wasn't really an option,” said Marina. “He was really disappointed.” Understanding her husband’s passion for the sport—Marina said that when they first started dating Spector invited her to watch him fence, she did, and now they have been together for 26 years—…