On Sunday, December 15, 2019, six members of Wolfpack Pentathlon Club (Roy, Oliver, Marie, Ivy, Iver, and Kirt) attended a Modern-Pentathlon-specific fencing training session for beginners at Golden Gate Fencing Center (GGFC).
Three coaches, including Maureen Griffin, provided information on basic techniques, including taking control of the movement, using the “stop sign,” and using feel to judge distance to opponents.
Participants then competed in a round-robin tournament of one-touch bouts, with Oliver, Roy, and Kirt tying for first place.
Our next training session is scheduled for 1/11 or 1/12 at GGFC. Please contact Coach Kirt if you would like to join us!
Photographer — CHECK (thank you Roy Michael Reyes)
All systems are go for the 2019 Wolfpack All-Comer Track Meet and Laser-Run, which will be held on Sunday, November 24, at Westmont High School in Campbell, CA. This even is suitable for all-comers of any age, gender, and ability–with no previous experience needed.
At the third day of the 2019 UIPM Biathle / Triathle World Championships, Ivy Iverson took 12th place in the Triathle Girls U11 event. She was the first finisher from Team USA, leading Team USA to a Bronze Medal in the Triathle Girls U11 team competition.
Iver Iverson took 17th-place in the Triathle Boys U11 event (competing up one age division), in which Team USA won a Bronze Medal in the team competition.
Kirt Iverson won a Silver Medal in the Triathle Men Masters 40+ event and took third-place in the Men Masters 40+ / Men Masters 50+ Triathle finals.
That brings Wolfpack Pentathlon Club’s medal haul to two with one more day of competition remaining.
At the first two days of the 2019 UIPM Biathle / Triathle World Championships, Ivy and Iver Iverson represented Team USA in the U11 Division in the Biathle Mixed Relay and the Triathle Mixed Relay events. At ages 9 and 7, respectively, Ivy and Iver faced athletes who were not only the best in the world, but up to two or three years older than them, and managed to hang in there.
After their second day of competition, Ivy and Iver were congratulated by none other than Janusz Gerard Pyciak-Peciak, individual gold medal winner at the 1976 Olympic Games in Modern Pentathlon (see featured image).
This week, Kirt, Oliver, Ivy, and Iver are headed to St. Petersburg, FL, to represent Team USA at the Biathle / Triathle World Championship. Relay competitions will be held on Thursday and Friday, followed by the individual events on Saturday and Sunday. Our events will be broadcast on UIPM TV. Wish us luck!
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, Wolfpack Pentathlon Club put on a demonstration Laser-Run event at Live Oak Park in Santa Clara, CA. Wolfpack Pentathlon Club’s portable shooting range allows for head-to-head competition and can be set up almost anywhere in less than an hour. Neighborhood kids and adults had a blast competing against each other on this 200-meter grass course. Check out one of the races here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31FuuVRhOYQ