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Team Radical


My name is Adam Mathieu and I am ecstatic to join TEAM RADICAL! Radical Fencing is all about fencing and bringing innovation to our sport.

In high school, I started being coached by Sean McClain at Empire United Fencing and achieved success on the national and international cadet circuit. I was recruited to Columbia University studied physics, my other passion, and continued training toward my Olympic dream. As a part of Columbia’s revived fencing program, I earned two All-American titles and as many NCAA team championships.

After graduating Columbia, I put any further study on hold to fully pursue my fencing career. Now I train full time at the New York Fencers Club with Sean and Alex Martin. I’m happy with the success I've had so far on the senior circuit and am excited for what the future will bring.

When I’m not training I am sharing my love for fencing and knowledge of fencing with the next generation of fencers. Teaching fencing in schools in New York and North Jersey allows me to pass on the many lessons and opportunities that the sport and my coaches have given to me over the past 15 years.

I’m incredibly excited to join TEAM RADICAL. Radical Fencing embodies the incredible level of quality that the sport and fencers deserve. Radical’s focus on performance, improvement and design appeals to both the scientist and athlete in me. I am thrilled to be working with the Radical team to bring much needed innovation to the sport.


Team RADICAL is aiming to provide up and coming fencers with the tools, resources, and support that they need to reach their highest potential. Athletic achievement, competitive spirit, dedication, sportsmanship and being a role model in the community are key components to our selection criteria. But, that's not all... We are looking for those fencers who are RADICAL and embrace our motto.... FENCING IS RADICAL.... FENCING IS LIFE!

Do you have what it takes to be part of Team RADICAL? Drop us a line and let us know what makes you Radical. Hey, you never know, you may be lucky enough to become one of our TEAM RADICAL Athletes.

Here's Part of Madison's story:

My name is Madison Zeiss and I am so excited to join the Radical Fencing's TEAM RADICAL! I began fencing at age six after spending weekend after weekend watching The Parent Trap on repeat (thanks Halie and Annie!). After a very successful sixth birthday at a local fencing club, I never looked back! I've been competing at the National Level since age eight and at the International level since age 13.

After seeing success at the Cadet and Junior level domestically and internationally, the University of Notre Dame recruited me to fence on their varsity team. Throughout my time at Notre Dame, I was a four-time All-American, while also continuing to travel domestically and internationally for competitors.

Following graduation in 2015, I accepted a job at the university of Notre Dame in the Undergraduate Career Center working with companies from California that want to recruit Notre Dame students. In addition to work. I am serving at the Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Notre Dame Fencing Team to both help them prepare for the NCAA season and keep up my personal training. As this next quadrennial begins, I am in the top 10 among United States Women's Foilist. I am so thrilled to have Radical Fencing's support as I continue my pursuit for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo!