Marlboro College


15th Annual Fencing Tournament
Proves Chivalry is Not Dead at Marlboro

Experience the pageantry of the Renaissance with Marlboro College’s 15th Annual Fencing Tournament on Sunday, December 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall. The fencing tournament, which was started in 1991 by Joshua Pendragon ‘95, embodies the true Renaissance spirit, complete with skilled fencers, serenading minstrels and merry spectators adorned in period costume. Following the sword play and duels, reigning royalty King Luis Batlle (professor of music) and Queen Geraldine Pittman de Batlle (professor of literature) will bequeath honors to the valiant tournament champions.

”The fencing tournament has a long and fun tradition at Marlboro,” says Jodi Clark, fencing instructor, ”Just the mere thought of students ‘battling’ each other is a fun concept.”

Fencing was an unexpected draw for sophomore transfer student Elizabeth Holzhauser. “When I came here I thought, ‘Oh, fencing! Fantastic!’ and I really enjoyed it,” says Holzhauser. “It feels really great to be a part of the fencing tradition at Marlboro, and it helps relieve stress from schoolwork!”

For more information, contact Jodi Clark, fencing instructor, for more information at or (802)-258-9496. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (

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