Igor Gantsevich

Coach, Mentor, Entrepreneur

Igor Gantsevich’s near decade as an elite athlete and national fencing team member culminated in 2008 when he won a bronze team medal at an International Grand Prix – the first of its kind in Canadian history. He finished his career on a high note with a bronze medal in men’s team épée at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Moving from an athlete role, Igor is becoming a major force in the development of fencing in Canada and the world. He is currently the president of Dynamo Fencing Club – one of Canada’s top clubs, a board member of the Canadian Fencing Federation and is an executive committee member of the Pan American Fencing Club organization. Over the past year Igor has brought fencing to over 10,000 children across the lower mainland of British Columbia, and as a result he now instructs over 500 full time students on a weekly basis.

Dynamo 2014 Year In Review

Highlights

Coaching

Head Coach – Mulgrave Fencing Team
2014 – Present

Head Coach – The Arbutus Club
2012 – Present

Head Coach – West Vancouver Premier Fencing Academy
2014 – Present

Coach – Mulgrave Fencing Team
2012 – 2013

Assistant Coach / Program Development – Dynamo Fencing Club
2006 – Present

Team Management

Team Manager / Chief Of Delegation - Canadian National Fencing Team
2014 Cadet / Junior World Championships - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Team Manager / Chief Of Delegation - Canadian National Fencing Team
2014 Senior World Championships - Kazan, Russia

Hosting

Co-chair – 2013 Vancouver International Fencing Grand Prix
Richmond, British Columbia

Co-chair – 2014 Vancouver International Fencing Grand Prix
Richmond, British Columbia

Co-chair – 2015 Vancouver International Fencing Grand Prix
Richmond, British Columbia

Co-chair – 2015 Vancouver International Fencing World Cup
Richmond, British Columbia

Chair – 2015 Cadet / Junior Pan American Fencing Championships
Toronto, Ontario

Professional Career

Founder And Owner Of I.G. Fencing Inc.
2013 - Present

Part Owner / President Of Dynamo Fencing Inc
2010 - Present

Canadian Fencing Federation Athletes Representative
Board Member 2012 - 2014

Canadian Fencing Federation
Board Of Directors 2014 - Present

Pan American Fencing Association Of Fencing Clubs
Committee 2013 - Present