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Coach Spotlight: Stuart Bernstein

Updated: May 28, 2022


Stuart Bernstein began fencing at age 11 in a summer camp. He learned Foil at Salle Santelli in NYC and New Jersey from Coaches Andy Shaw and Denise O’Connor. Stuart fenced in college at the Rochester Fencing Center with Coach Buckie Leach. He learned Epee in Michigan from Maestro Jerzy Radz. Stuart had a successful competitive career, fencing in several national championships and medaling in many local tournaments. Here in Tennessee, Stuart has been the coach of the Middle Tennessee State University Fencing Club since 1998 where he has trained competitive and recreational fencers in Epee and Foil. Stuart also serves as the associate chairperson of the TN division of USA Fencing.

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