THE club for fencing lessons in
St. Louis, Belleville, Collinsville,
Columbia, Fairview Heights,
and the entire Metro East.


Fencer Profiles

Notable Team Members

These are our team members who have qualified for United States National Championships or who have earned a National rating through the United States Fencing Association.


Pearce Wilson, Head Coach, and the founder of the Fencers of the Corn, fenced for the University of Missouri Tigers in the 1980's.
In 2016, the last year he competed nationally, Pearce held a United States Fencing Association national ranking in all three weapons.
He is a nationally rated U.S. Fencing referee.
In 2013 he founded the fencing program at McKendree University and served as head coach there for its first two seasons (First season recruiting, second season recruiting and coaching the team). His McKendree team completed their inaugural season with an 11-4 regular season record in the Midwest Fencing Conference.
He is author of a book of fencing lessons, Foil Fencer: Apex Predator.


Shelby, Team Captain, is from the St. Louis Metro East area. She fences all three weapons.
Shelby is an eight time Junior Olympian, once in Cadet Foil, four times in Junior Foil, twice in Junior Epee, once in Junior Saber.
In 2016 Shelby was one of only two women in the entire country to compete in all three weapons at the United States Junior Olympics National Championships.
She currently holds a United States Fencing Association National rating in epee.


Ashley is a high school student from the St. Louis Metro East. She is a 2-time Junior Olympian; once in Junior Women's Foil, once in Junior Women's Saber.
She currently holds a United States Fencing Association National rating in foil.


Chance is a high school student from Southern Illinois. He is a 2-time Junior Olympian; once in Cadet Men's Foil, once in Cadet Men's Saber.
He currently holds a United States Fencing Association National rating in saber.
In 2018 Chance became our first ever United States Fencing Association High School All-American Team member as an Honorable Mention.


Matthew is a junior high school student from the St. Louis Metro East. He is a 2-time Junior Olympian; once in Cadet Men's Epee, once in Cadet Men's Foil.
Matthew has also qualified for the 2018 United States Fencing Association National Championships in both epee anad foil.


Carlos is a college student from the St. Louis Metro East. He fences both foil and epee.
He currently holds a United States Fencing Association National rating in epee.

Tyler

Tyler is from the St. Louis Metro East. He qualifed and competed in the 2018 United States Fencing Association National Championships in foil.

Yinka

Yinka is our multi-talented eye doctor, symphony percussionist and bagpipe band member from St. Louis. She has qualifed for the 2018 United States Fencing Association National Championships in epee, foil and saber.

Dave

Dave is from the St. Louis Metro East. He holds United States Fencing Association national ratings in both foil and saber.
He also teaches our Tai Chi classes.

Rob

Rob is from the St. Louis Metro East. He qualified and competed in the 2018 United States Fencing Association National Championships in epee.

Notable Alumni


Joseph was one of our first fencers and also one of our first Junior Olympians. He competed in epee in the JO's. Joe also fenced foil.
In college, Joe founded and fenced for the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale fencing team.
After graduating from SIU-C Joe started fencing programs in schools in Sitka Alaska. He currently coaches there. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Alaska Division of the United States Fencing Association.


Brett was one of our first fencers and also one of our first Junior Olympians. He competed in epee in the JO's. He also fenced foil.
Brett graduated from Illinois State University and currently works in the Chicago area.


Micheal received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy where he fenced on the Midshipmen’s team.


Matt learned to fence with the Fencers of the Corn. He went on to fence for Illinois State University.


TJ earned his first United States Fencing Association national rating in his first tournament after training with the Fencers of the Corn for only six months. He is a Junior Olympian in foil.


Emma fenced foil left handed, epee right handed. She was our first fencer to earn a national rating through the United States Fencing Association.


Kenneth fenced foil and epee.
Ken earned his first United States Fencing Association national rating in his first tournament after training only one month under Coach Wilson at Fencers of the Corn.
Ken went on to fence for the McKendree University team under Coach Wilson.


Ivan learned to fence with the Fencers of the Corn then went on to fence for the McKendree University Bearcat fencing team under Coach Wilson where he amassed a 30-9 record in intercollegiate competition in his first season on the team.


Luke learned to fence with the Fencers of the Corn then went on to fence for the McKendree University Bearcat fencing team under Coach Wilson. Luke hails from the St. Louis Metro East area.


Alex fenced all three weapons.
He earned his first United States Fencing Association national rating in his first tournament after training only one month under Coach Wilson.
Alex went on to fence for the McKendree University team under Coach Wilson.


Nikki learned to fence with us as a high schooler.
She received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy where she is currently a cadet.


Tyler fenced with us while a high school student. He hails from the St. Louis Metro East.
Tyler fenced all three weapons and is a Junior Olympian in foil.


Lane fenced with us while in Junior High School.
Lane qualified for and competed in the United States Fencing Association National Championships in both foil and saber.


Daniel fenced with us as a high school student. He earned National ratings in epee from the United States Fencing Association. He is a 2-time Junior Olympian in epee.


Corey fenced with us while in high school and college. She fenced all three weapons.
Corey medaled in her first tournament, an intercollegiate event, after only a month of training under Coach Wilson while she was just 14 years old. As a high school senior, she served as the assistant coach at McKendree University training the men’s foil squad. She became a nationally rated U.S. Fencing referee.
Corey is a nine time Junior Olympian, twice in Cadet Foil, once in Cadet Saber, three times in Junior Foil, twice in Junior Epee, once in Junior Saber.
In 2016 Corey was one of only two women in the entire country to compete in all three weapons at the United States Junior Olympics National Championships.
She also earned a National rating from the United States Fencing Association in both epee and foil.

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Yes, we absolutely do fence in a cornfield! Literally at Bluff Grange, a farmers' coop building in the corner of a cornfield on the bluffs over the Missisippi River Valley near St. Louis in Southern Illinois.

We have both recreational and competitive fencers of all ages.