A Harangue on Referee Feedback and Development

Alright, controversial opinion time. Back at Summer Nationals, I had a student walk on as a referee. He’s studied the rules extensively, he’s worked hard at it in practice, and he’s motivated to get better. But he was still “green,” so to speak. A friend of mine refereeing in his pod sent me a message…

On “Bad Actors” in Fencing

  “We all have a Monster within; the difference is in degree, not in kind.” -Douglas Preston Even ten years after “Jason’s” imprisonment, it’s difficult for me to look at his booking photo. Jason is expressionless, his perfectly symmetrical face staring into the camera blankly. His brown eyes are dead, but he raises his cheekbones…

Olympic Fencing Schedule & Live Streaming Links

IMPORTANT NOTE: It has been brought to my attention that a Cable Subscription is required to view the NBC Streams. Without Cable, you will be allowed to view a half hour of the stream. If you have an Apple TV, you can download the NBC Sports App and watch that way. Update: I included links to each…