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Ranking of Colleges by Men’s & Women’s Team Results at the USACFC College Fencing National Championships 2012-2016

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Our recent post on colleges with fencing clubs (United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs (USACFC members), ranked by admission rates and earnings of alumni generated a lot of interest from current students, prospective students, and alumni. Many of the comments we received related to the strength of a school’s fencing program. Some prospective students […]

Colleges with Fencing Clubs (USACFC Members) Ranked by Admission Rates & Earnings of Alumni

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There is anecdotal evidence that collegiate club fencing has grown rapidly over the past decade or so, while the proportion of NCAA colleges and universities sponsoring men’s and women’s varsity fencing teams continues to decline. Club fencing provides an excellent opportunity for many college-bound students whose chosen school does not have a varsity fencing team. […]

A Visual History of Which Colleges Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Saber at the NCAA Fencing Championships 2003-2016

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The NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships are held every March and include individual events in each of the six weapons; men’s epee, men’s foil, men’s saber, women’s epee, women’s foil and women’s saber. A field of 24 fencers competes in each event, giving a total of 144 competitors for the tournament. Fencers compete in a […]

A Visual History of Which Colleges Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Epee at the NCAA Fencing Championships 2003-2016

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The NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships are held every March and include individual events in each of the six weapons; men’s epee, men’s foil, men’s saber, women’s epee, women’s foil and women’s saber. A field of 24 fencers competes in each event, giving a total of 144 competitors for the tournament. Fencers compete in a […]

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A Visual History of Which Colleges Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Foil at the NCAA Fencing Championships 2003-2016

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The NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships are held every March and include individual events in each of the six weapons; men’s epee, men’s foil, men’s saber, women’s epee, women’s foil and women’s saber. A field of 24 fencers competes in each event, giving a total of 144 competitors for the tournament. Fencers compete in a […]

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The Characteristics of Freshmen Fencers at NCAA Division I (Excluding The Ivy League) Schools 2016-2017

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The interest in Division 1 schools by prospective student-fencers has never been greater. With admission rates declining year-after-year and the number of fencing athletes on Division 1 fencing teams showing little or no growth, the competition for the 210 or so spots for freshmen fencers is becoming increasingly fierce.  The analysis which follows pertains to […]

Top Feeder Fencing Clubs to the Ivy League Fencing Roster 2016-2017

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Top Feeder Fencing Clubs The Fencers Club of New York is the #1 Top Feeder Fencing Club to the Ivy League Fencing Roster for 2016-2017. With four freshmen fencers attending Harvard, Princeton, Penn, and Yale, the Fencers Club was the only club to place students in two weapons, epee, and foil. The club continues its […]

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 […]