Coach Allen Schneider
Coach Schneider started fencing in 2005 with Olympic coach Arkady Burdan. He started at the age of 14, but quickly became hooked on the sport. Just after over a year of fencing, he quickly obtain a "B" rating and was able to attend a cadet world cup in Poland after just 1 year of fencing. Later on, Allen obtained his "A" rating in 2008 and consistently being top 16 on the national points list for cadet and later in junior. Allen was later top 24 in the country in senior rankings (top 4 are generally Olympic fencers).
Allen started his coaching career right when he started college in 2009. He started coaching at Georgia Tech which had a very successful college club called Yellow Jacket Fencing Club (Yellow Jacket is their mascot). Since then, he has been helping spreading the joy of fencing and decided to set up base in Athens, GA which has never had a fencing club before except the college club at UGA. His studio has been at his current location in Watkinsville for several years and has introduced the sport of fencing to many in the region. He has hosted numerous camps, clinics, and competitions in addition to individual lessons and group classes for all ages and levels.
Allen also coaches most of the competitive fencers from the UGA fencing club and also guest coaches the Clemson Fencing Club. He also recently started a high school club team at George Walton Academy which has already some of the top female fencers in the high school league. Allen's fencers frequently medal in the On Guard High School Fencing League, SIFA (Southern Intercollegiate Fencing Association/College Club League), and many regional and local events.
Coach Allen's personal notable results:
Div1A Men's Sabre Summer Nationals 2010 Atlanta - Bronze
DIV1 Men's Sabre Championships 2011 - 12th
Senior Satellite World Cup Iceland 2007- Bronze
Senior Men's Sabre Team NAC 2013 - Bronze
Southeast Sectional Gold Medalist 2008 (Senior) and 2010 (Junior).
Southeast Sectional Silver Medalist 2008 (Junior).
Southeast Sectional Bronze Medalist 2010 (Senior).
Numerous medals in local competitions.
"A" rated fencer since 2008.