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Mitchell GATRELL

Foil Coach

Mitchell Gatrell is a competitive foil fencer. He started fencing in 2016 with Jon Zelkowsky. Since, 202_, he has been coached by Gary Hayenga. Mitchell is currently a valued member of the Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) varsity fencing team. During the past season, he finished with an eighth-place overall at the NCAA Regionals.

A top academic achiever, in high school he also lettered in band and graduated Summa Cum Laude, as well as being an AP Scholar. He is also on the Dean’s list/honors college at WSU.

While fencing for PA2FA, Mitchell has developed a strong interest in coaching and has demonstrated a natural talent in teaching fencing by passing his USFCA Foil Moniteur exam with a perfect score of 100 (75 points are needed to pass).


  • Moniteur Foil, USFCA (3rd Level)

  • R2 Foil Director (Referee)

  • SafeSport Certified

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