Wildcat Fencing Club is the Northwestern University-affiliated Fencing Club for Chicagoland communities. Classes, practices, and camps are held on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University. The club is run by the Northwestern University Fencing Coaching Staff, Athletes, and Alumni.

Whether you are brand new to fencing and just want to try it out or are an experienced competitor looking to take your game to the next level, Wildcat Fencing Club is for you! Open to any and all.


Wednesday 6:00-10:00pm
Saturday 9am-1pm


Weapon/Group Wed 6-7pm, Sat 9-10am Wed 7-8pm, Sat 10-11am Wed 8-9pm, Sat 11am-12pm Wed 9-10pm, Sata 12-1pm
Foil Youth class (Y14*) Teen/Adult Advanced Class Teen/Adult Beginner Class, Open Bouting Open Bouting
Saber Mixed Age Class** Open Bouting Open Bouting
Epee Mixed Age Class** Open Bouting Open Bouting

*Y14 = Ages 14 and under

**Mixed Age Classes require instructor permission to participate. Please email wildcatfencingclub@gmail.com with questions.

Wildcat Fencing Club runs classes 11 months of the year. The Club is closed during the month of July.

Zach Moss – Northwestern  University Fencing Team Head Coach
Eric Momberg – Northwestern University Fencing Team Assistant Coach
Steph Chan – Former Northwestern Foil Fencer
Alisha Gomez-Shah – Northwestern Operations Assistant and former Northwestern All-American Saber Fencer


Wildcat Fencing meets at Patten Gymnasium at 2407 Sheridan Road – https://goo.gl/YyU9D9.


There is parking lot available to the south side of the building for parking. Street parking is also available.

We have fencing attire available to borrow if needed. Please wear sneakers and long pants. No shorts permitted for safety reasons. A water bottle is also recommended.


To sign up for a non-member montly class package, you can click here – Sign up Now! If you have questions or would like to sign up for a membership as well as monthly class packs, please email wildcatfencingclub@gmail.com.


Membership Costs: $300/year

Membership provides discounted class and lesson fees.

Level/Type Member Cost Non-Member Cost Included
Starter $110/mo $160/mo 1 Class per Week, Open Fencing
Advanced $175/mo $285/mo Unlimited Classes, Open Fencing
Open Fencing Free $50/mo or $10/day 2 Hours of Open Bouting
Lessons $20/lesson, purchased in pack of 5 $30/lesson, purchased in pack of 5 15-20 Minutes of Individual Instruction
Drop-in Class $40/class $50/class 1 Class, Open Fencing

As a US Fencing Member Club, all participants are required to have a US Fencing Membership. Memberships can be purchased online at http://www.usfencing.org/page/show/698114-individual-membership. They are yearly memberships and cost $10 per year for a Non-Competitive Membership and $70 per year for a Competitive Membership.