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Head Coach Robert Suchorski
Robert Suchorski has been a successful and highly regarded coach at the D.C. Fencers Club in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years. His successful students have included multiple national and international medalists, as well as NCAA All-Americans. A number of them have earned medals at World Cup events and been members of U.S. teams at international events.

Robert also has extensive national and international competitive experience, in particular as an epee fencer. While a student of the Polish Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, he was a Polish National Junior Epee Champion. As a member of the Polish national team, Robert also competed at the World Championships, Military World Championships and multiple World Cup competitions. He has trained with legendary Polish fencing master Zbigniew Czajkowski, as well as the best Polish and Russian fencing masters.

Coach Bruce Milligan

Bruce Milligan began his coaching career at Huntington High School in New York, and he was the head coach at Vassar College, where he started that school's NCAA varsity program, for seven years.  Bruce was voted Middle Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association Coach of the Year, in his final year at Vassar.

Bruce was a coach at the former Baltimore Fencing Center from its inception in 2000 until 2019, when the club closed due to COVID restrictions.

Bruce has also been a competitive fencer for his entire adult life. He has won two U.S. Veterans (40+ amd 50+) National Championships in foil, as well as numerous other national and regional medals. He was also twice a member of the U.S. Veterans Team, in the 2002 and 2006 World Championships, where he placed 14th and 16th respectively.

Bruce is also a co-owner of the Savage Fencing Club.

Coach and Director of Operations Lauren Milligan

Lauren Milligan began fencing as an undergraduate at Haverford College. After a 15-year hiatus in which she devoted herself to being a parent, Lauren returned to fencing, where she routinely places in the top eight in national Women’s Veteran Foil and Epee tournaments in foil and epee. She also fences saber.

Lauren was previously an assistant coach at the Baltimore Fencing Center for the past several years. Her particular interest is in helping young women to discover the joys and benefits of our sport.

Lauren is also a co-owner of the Savage Fencing Club.

Assistant Coach Will Snyder

Will Snyder began fencing at age 16, and walked on to the Johns Hopkins University varsity fencing team. As a sophomore at JHU, he placed first in the Division II Summer National Championships. In his senior year, Will was Men’s Epee Team Captain at Johns Hopkins. He graduated in 2019 and is ranked 12th in Epee for all-time career wins at JHU.

Will started coaching in 2020 at the Guanyi Fencing Academy. His passion is coaching youth fencers, and he has had students rank in the top 25 nationally for their age group, as well as having had several ranked in the top eight regionally for Y14, Y12, and Y10.

Administrator Carol Adams
Carol Adams has extensive experience in the operations of a successful fencing club, having served as the Director of Operations for the former Baltimore Fencing Center for many years, as well as being a management consultant for both the Timonium and Columbia branches of that club. Carol also is a consultant for other USA Fencing member clubs.

Carol is a past USA Fencing Region 3 Representative; a coordinator and promoter of local and regional USA Fencing sanctioned fencing tournaments, and a local bout Committee Chair and Referee Assigner. She also is part of the USA Fencing awards cadre for North American Cup and National Awards ceremonies. Her introduction to the sport of fencing was as a fencing parent.
Located in The Historic Savage Mill, in Savage, MD, the Savage Fencing Club offers professional instruction in the sport of fencing for those ages 7 and up, at all skill levels, from beginner to national champion.

Drop by any time to visit us and to see the Mill! For additional information, feel free to email us at

If you are using Google Maps or some other navigation system, the Mill's address is
8600 Foundry Street, Savage, 20763.

When you arrive, you will see a rather small parking lot on your left, down a decline.  You will also see a sign directing you to the Big Lot.  Follow that sign (going the full length of Foundry Street) to the Big Lot, and then park as close as you can to the Mill.  Once you enter the building, you will see (or hear) our club, directly downstairs and on your right.