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IGOR GANTSEVICH

The president of Dynamo Fencing Clubs and the Head Coach of the West Vancouver Premier Fencing Academy, Igor Gantsevich has introduced over 50,000 youth to the sport of fencing across the lower mainland of British Columbia.

In his nearly decade long career as an elite athlete and Canadian National Team member from 2004 to 2012, Igor enjoyed success at the highest levels including a Bronze Medal at the 2011 PanAM Games and championships at Provincial, National, North American and PanAmerican Championships. 

The culmination of his dedication and hard work came in 2008 when he played a critical role in securing Canada a Medal at a World Cup event (International Grand Prix), the first of its kind in Canadian history.

2019 - Present

2015 - Present

2015, 2014, 2013

2014

2014

Manager of Team Canada, responsible for both Cadet and Junior World Championships

President and Head Coach at Dynamo Fencing. Head Coach at West Vancouver Schools Premier Academy.

Co-chair Vancouver International Fencing Grand Prix

Team Canada Manager / Head of Delegation – 2014 Senior World Champions, and Cadet / Junior World Championships

Assistant Coach / Mentor to Dylan French
– 2014 World Championships Bronze Medalist

Igor Gantsevich is a lifelong fencer, a longstanding member of the international Fencing community, and a pioneer of Youth Fencing development. He has been a mainstay in the international Fencing scene for the past 15 years, competing at the highest levels on the Canadian National Team from 2004 to 2013.
In his nearly decade long career as an elite athlete and Canadian National Team member, Igor enjoyed success at the highest levels including a Bronze Medal at the 2011 PanAM Games and championships at Provincial, National, North American and PanAmerican Championships. The culmination of his dedication and hard work came in 2008 when he played a critical role in securing Canada a Medal at a World Cup event (International Grand Prix), the first of its kind in Canadian history.
In 2012 Igor sustained a career ending wrist injury which, in hindsight, was a blessing in disguise. This turn of events allowed Igor to direct his energy and passion to his true calling: establish Canada as a world power in the sport of Fencing. Igor set out on this mission by focusing on grass roots Youth development and creating a base of Canadian Youth Fencing that will grow into Olympic caliber athletes.

Igor Gantsevich has quickly became a major force in the development of Fencing in Canada and throughout the world. He is widely considered a visionary for his relentless commitment to building Fencers from the ground up, ensuring that they achieve the same success in life that they do in athletics.
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