In the 25 years of club's existence, Dynamo has become an essential part of Canada's National Fencing Teams.
This year, a historic medal haul for Team Canada at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile: Dynamo fencers brought a total of 5 medals (1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze), highlighted by Dylan French, 2023 Pan American Individual Men’s Epee Champion. Dylan is the first-ever Canadian men’s epee fencer to win the individual title in Canadian Fencing history.
The men’s epee team, comprised of all Dynamo athletes - Dylan French, Nicholas Zhang and Fynn Fafard brought home a silver medal in team men’s epee, being one hit away from winning gold. This is the first team men’s epee for Canada since 2011, when Dynamo's Igor Gantsevich and Tigran Bajgoric were part of the bronze medal team.
Dynamo Fencing is a host of Vancouver Fencing World Cup - the largest and one of its kind event in North America.
Dynamo’s Alexanne Verret won a historic bronze medal for Canada in 2022. Nicholas Zhang, became the youngest medalist in history of Senior Men’s Epee at the Pan American Championships and winning silver at 2023 Championships in Lima, Peru. All 4 athletes on the men's national team are from Dynamo. The team also became bronze medalist in 2023 at the Pan American Championships.
"I originally started fencing because it was unlike anything and everything that I had tried in the past. It gave me the freedom to build off of my own unique style, all while teaching me to maintain discipline and control. Fencing has opened many doors for me and led me to incredible opportunities that I wouldn’t of received otherwise — Yale University being one of them.
Apart from the diligent hard work that I have put into this dream, I am beyond grateful to my coaches, teammates and the whole fencing community for helping me achieve this goal, and that I am sure will continue to support me in the future as I step into this new journey of my athletic and personal career. As I go off to represent Yale University at the NCAA’s, I am confident that my Dynamo Fencing Family will be cheering me on along the way."