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


Fencer Profiles


Head Coach
Pearce Wilson, founder and head coach 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 University fencers 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.


Team Captain
Shelby Korobey 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.



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 fences on the Midshipmen’s team.


Matt learned to fence with the Fencers of the Corn. He currently fences 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 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.

About

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.

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