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Central California – One of the Fastest Growing Fencing Divisions in the Nation

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Central California The Central California Division of the United States Fencing Association (USFA) is one of the largest and fastest growing Divisions when measured by the number of local and regional fencer-events generated by members of the Division¹. Stretching from San Luis Obispo in the south to Palo Alto in the north, the Division covers the counties […]

Colleges with NCAA-Sanctioned Fencing Teams Ranked by Earnings of Alumni & Test Scores

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Postsecondary Options As the school year begins, many high school fencers and their parents are thinking about their next educational steps. With so many postsecondary options and so few NCAA fencing schools to consider, it’s important that all prospective college level fencers have the information they need to make the best decision possible. Academic interests, selectivity, […]

The Growth of High School Fencing in the U.S. 1975-1976 through 2015-2016.

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All-Time High Despite the small number of high schools in the U.S. with fencing teams, participation in high school fencing has never been higher – increasing at rates above the national average for all high school sports and establishing records for both girls and boys participants. Based on data from the 51 National Federation of […]

Ranking of Fencing Club Performance at the Thrust Fall Super Youth Circuit, 10th-11th September, 2016

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The East Coast’s first Super Youth Circuit (SYC) tournament of the season, the Thrust Fall Super Youth Circuit (SYC) tournament, was held at the Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY, over the weekend, September 10 – September 11, 2016.  Drawing on youth fencers from mainly New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, the tournament  marked the beginning […]

Benchmarks for Youth Foil Fencers

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Our recent post, “Potential Benchmark Indicators for Youth Men & Women Saber Fencers”, generated significant interest, so we have decided to bring forward a similar post for youth foil fencers! Check out our post “Frequency Benchmarks for Local & Regional Tournament Events by Youth Foil Fencers (Y10, Y12, Y14)”. While the USFA’s classification system for […]