Local Fencer Wins 2 Veteran World Championship Golds

October 30, 2013 0 By mlucas

fencingWOOLWICH TWP. — Jane Rode Eyre, owner of Infinity Fencing Alliance in Woolwich Township, won two gold medals at the 2013 Veteran World Championships in Varna, Bulgaria in early October.

This is her third individual world title in women’s sabre, having also won gold in 2005 and 2010. She also took gold in the inaugural women’s sabre team event this year.

This is her nith year representing the United States in the number one spot on the team. She is the only U.S. veteran woman who has won three individual world titles. Her world medals now tally four gold, one silver and two bronze. She is also currently ranked number 1 in her age group in the country.

Eyre started fencing at 44 when her son went to college. Her participation on the U.S. world teams has provided the opportunity to compete in the UK, France, Russia, Australia, Croatia, Austria and Bulgaria. In preparation for the Worlds this year, Eyre also trained in Greece, Macedonia, and Istanbul, Turkey.

Eyre grew up in Woolwich Township and graduated from Kingsway Regional High school. She is coached by Wang Yung who is an internationally certified fencing master. He is also the 2011 Men’s Veteran World Sabre Champion, and her business partner at Infinity Fencing Alliance where they teach youth through adult group and individual fencing classes.

Eyre is also head coach at St. Augustine Prep, runs a fencing program at Friends School of Mullica Hill and is preparing to start a fencing team and after school program at Kingsway Regional High School.