Middleburg, VA - For the first time in Middleburg Academy history, fencing is now a varsity sport. A sport of grace, speed, and reflexes, fencing, also called Olympic fencing, is a sport in which two competitors fight using swords, with dull tips, winning points by making contact with their opponent. It takes people years to master such a craft, but luckily for the Middleburg fencing team our new varsity coach Rolando Tucker, knows all too well what it takes to be a world-class fencer.
For three years Rolando was ranked first in the world for foil (a type of sword used in fencing) from 1995-1997. Named in “Cuba’s Top 10 Athletes” in 1994, he has won gold medals at National Tournaments, Central-American Games, Pan-Am Games, World Cups, and World Championships. A former Olympian, his team, took home the bronze medal at the Atlanta games in 1996.
Middleburg Academy is an independent school serving grades 8 through 12, with small classes, dedicated faculty, full STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) curriculum, excellent athletics, and a remarkable record of graduates excelling at top universities. The campus in Middleburg, Va. is set on a 90-acre estate. More than 20% of the student body comes from abroad, and students benefit from an eight-to-one student to faculty ratio. There are 16 sports teams. For more information, visit www.middleburgacademy.org.