- Zoe Heuser, Junior
- Hanae Garrison, Freshman
- Maeve Greising, Freshman
- John Freiburg, Senior
- Steven Mentzer, Sophomore
- Franco Ortiz, Sophomore
- Silas Pelkey, Freshman
- Sara Hedberg, Junior
- Marina Wright, Junior
- Anna DeGolier, Sophomore
- Valentina Zhang, Freshman
- Stephen Lee, Senior
- Dizzy Farbanish, Sophomore
- Max Kramer, Sophomore
- Jenna Gyimesi, Junior
- Amanda Shen, Freshman
- Maddy Clemente, Freshman
- Michelle Liu, Freshman
- Orion Sidoti, Senior
- Riley Pearsall, Junior
- Kenny Wang, Sophomore
Men's Epee / NCAA Captain
Kenny is a 2nd year Computer Science major from Colorado who fences on the men's epee team. He placed 3rd individually at Club Fencing Championships 2017!
Women's Foil / USFA Captain
Zoe is a 3nd year Double Bass performance major from Texas who fences on the women's foil team.
Men's Sabre / Armorer
Max is a 2nd year Psychology Major from Illinois who fences on the men's sabre team.
Women's Epee / Armorer
Michelle is a 1st year college student who fences on the women's epee team.
Women's Epee / Armorer / Liason
Maddy is a 1st year college student who fences on the women's epee team.
Men's Foil / Armorer
Franco is a 2nd year French Horn performance major from Florida who fences on the men's foil team.
Women's Sabre / Treasurer
Marina is a 3rd year voice performance and theatre double degree student from Florida who fences on the women's sabre team.
Men's Epee / Team Mom
Orion is a 4th year Computer Science major from Illinois who fences on the men's epee team.
Your 2017-2018 OCFB Board
Meg Brown / Secretary / Class of '06
Meg Brown, former secretary of the Flaming Blades, is now a PhD candidate in English at Florida State University, currently researching Book History on a Mellon-CLIR fellowship in England.
Nick Ferrara / Sabre / Class of '08
Nick Ferrara majored in Computer Science and Politics at Oberlin. He is currently an IT litigation consulting with DisputeSoft, a small consulting firm in MD. Nick recently took 22/119 in Division II Men's Sabre at the 2012 Cincinnati North American Cup, tied 9/66 in Mixed Sabre at the 2012 Cherry Blossom Open (one of the largest tournaments on the east coast), and 1st place at the 5th Annual Stabbed in the Heart Open. He continues to wear rainbow colored knee socks in honor of his college team with pride. Nick now fencers at DC Fencer's Club in Silver Spring, MD, and Rockville Fencing Academy in Rockville, MD.
Ardon Shorr / USFA Captain / Class of '09
You can blame Ardon if you've ever wondered why we have an armory in Hales, a rolling spray-painted box, or why your name is suddenly "meatball." Ardon taught the fencing ExCo at Oberlin and at the New Amsterdam Fencing Academy in Manhattan. He studied neuroscience and music theory, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biology at Carnegie Mellon.
Greg Solow / Captain / Faculty Advisor / Class of '10
Greg Solow entered the ranks of the Flaming Blades in the fall of the Year of Our Lord 2006, when, quite serendipitously, the draping of an OCFB t-shirt over an attractive female frame provoked in him the notion that maybe it wasn't a horrible idea to take up his old high school sword-sticking habit. A year later, he was NCAA Captain, where in some horrid inversion of logic he did not destroy the team utterly, but instead led it to a period of growth and prosperity. Wow!
Just when he thought his tenure with the team was over, however, the true cost for this success was made apparent: despite all attempts to leave Oberlin after his graduation in 2010, the town kept beckoning, calling, dragging him back into its depths. First in various small ventures, and then into the employment of the Conservatory Library, where he serves as Circulation Coordinator and, having come full-circle again to his origins, the staff advisor for the Oberlin College Flaming Blades.
There was a time before Greg. The metaphysical argument continues concerning whether or not if, like other essential forces of the universe, there will be one after him.