Native of Pinar del Rio, Cuba; Heriberto Armenteros started fencing in 1978 when he was only 11 years old. By 1985, Armenteros became the National Champion of Cuba. In 1989, he became the coach of promising fencers such as Anabel Lastre who earned 1st place in the Sabre Junior World Cup at La Habana, Cuba in 2001, and Daylon Gilberto Diaz Acosta who took 3rd place at the Sabre Junior World Cup at la Habana, Cuba in 2001, 2nd place in Central American Games at Colombia in 2006, 3rd place at Pan American Championships at Venezuela in 2006, and 2nd place in the American Zone Olympic Qualifier at Queretaro, Mexico in 2008.
In 2009, Armenteros was requested to become an international coach in Monterrey, Mexico. This allowed him to become the Mexico’s National Sabre Coach during the 2012-2013 season, placing Javier Hernandez in number one of the cadet ranking. During the 2014-2015 season, he coached at Puebla Fencing Center placing several fencers in top eight of at the 2015 Mexican National Championship at Guanajuato, Mex. Armenteros is currently a sabre coach in San Antonio Phoenix Fencers’ Club.
In addition to his fencing experience, Heriberto has a PhD on Physical Education from (College).
Coach Steve started fencing in college in 2006 under an amazing coach named Vincent Bradford. Steve fenced under Vinnie for more than four years until she retired and he will always be grateful to her for all that she has taught and done for him. After Vinnie retired Steve found coach Curtis Hardy who has brought him higher than he ever thought he could go as a fencer, a coach, and as a man. Curtis along with his wife Megan always believed in him even when there wasn’t very much to believe in. They always motivated him to be better and take the best out of every situation. Not only did they give him the motivational knowledge they also taught him everything he ever wanted to know about fencing, armory, coaching, and even how to be a referee. This kindness and knowledge that they have shown him he hope to pass along to his students and their families.