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Ranking the Performance of Fencing Clubs at the 2017 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships

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One hundred and forty-four student-athletes from 27 colleges and universities competed in individual events at the 2017 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships held over the weekend of 3/24 – 26/2017 at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. There were 22 Division 1, two Division 11 and three Division 111 schools represented at […]

The Shift in Rankings for Team USA’s Junior Squads for the 2017 Junior & Cadet World Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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This year’s Junior and Cadet World Championships are set for Plovdiv, Bulgaria and will run for ten days from April 1 to April 10.  In light of the response to our earlier post highlighting slopegraphs for Team USA’s Cadet squad, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the rankings have changed for the […]

The Performance of Team USA in Designated Cadet Events in Europe 2016-2017

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Trekking to Europe to fence in the prestigious European Fencing Confederation‘s Cadet Circuit amidst AP exams, SAT/ACT tests, and homework has been the ritual for 198 U.S. cadet fencers over the past fencing season (Summer Nationals through Junior Olympics).  In all, 188 cadet fencers took part in 19 Designated Cadet International competitions in nine cities […]

60 Years of Ivy League Round-Robin Fencing Championships 1956 – 2017

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The Ivy League Fencing Round-Robins, commonly referred to as the Ivy League Fencing Championships, began in 1956 for men and in 1982 for women. It is an annual tournament held in February each year to determine the Ivy League standings in men’s and women’s fencing as well as individual champions in each weapon. Currently, six […]

Ranking of Top Feeder Clubs for NJ.com’s All-State High School Boys Fencing Teams 2009-2010 to 2016-2017

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The “chicken-or-egg” question is often asked: “What came first, fencing clubs or high school fencing teams?” The symbiotic relationship between fencing clubs and high school fencing teams is undeniable and is further examined in our post where we rank the top feeder clubs for the New Jersey Boys High School All-State Fencing Teams over the past […]

Ranking of Top Feeder Clubs for NJ.com’s All-State High School Girls Fencing Teams 2009-2010 to 2016-2017

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The “chicken-or-egg” question is often asked: “What came first, fencing clubs or high school fencing teams?” The symbiotic relationship between fencing clubs and high school fencing teams is undeniable and is further examined in our post where we rank the top feeder clubs for the New Jersey Girls High School All-State Fencing Teams over the […]

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Growth in the Canadian Youth Market for U.S. Fencing Tournaments 2011-2012 to 2016-2017

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In search of high quality and age appropriate competitive tournaments, an increasing number of Canadian youth fencers, parents and coaches, are trekking south to fence in U.S. tournaments. Not only are they fencing in regional tournaments such Regional Youth Circuit (RYC) and Regional Open Circuit (ROC) events, Canadians are participating in an increasing number of marquee […]

The Shift in Rankings for Team USA’s Cadet Squads for the 2017 Junior & Cadet World Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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With less than three weeks before the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the rankings have changed for the 18 cadet fencers who have made Team USA over the past twelve months. We have also provided the rankings for the 18 […]