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Five Years of USA Wheelchair Fencing

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Photograph credit: Mickey Zeljkovic (Zeljkovic Fencing Academy, NJ) U.S wheelchair fencers have distinguished themselves in World Cups, Americans Regional Championships (Zonals), World Championships, and Paralympic Games since the Wheelchair Fencing program began in the 1990s. Prior to 2008, the Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports, USA, and Paralympics oversaw wheelchair fencing in the U.S. Since 2008, USA Fencing […]

The Journey in World Rankings for the Canadian Fencing Team at the Senior World Fencing Championships, Leipzig, Germany 19-26 July, 2017

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2017 Senior World Fencing Championships – Leipzig, Germany While seven of Canada’s 23 fencers made the Top 64 at the World Championships in individual competitions, 13 improved their Year-End World Rankings in 2017 compared to 2016.  Canada’s top performer in the individual competition was foil fencer Kelleigh Ryan,  who finished 25th. Her teammates Eleanor Harvey […]

The Journey in World Rankings for Team USA Members – Senior World Fencing Championships, Leipzig, Germany 19-26 July, 2017

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The Path of World Rankings Our earlier post on the Shift in World Rankings for Team USA’s Members at the 2017 Senior World Fencing Championships, Leipzig, Germany, prompted a number of readers to request that we provide the entire path in World Rankings, rather than the last 24-months, by which athletes made Team USA for this […]

Ranking of Fencing Clubs by Number of 2016-17 Regional Recognition Patch Winners for Y-10, Y-12 and Y-14.

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USA Fencing recently announced the 2016-17 Regional Recognition Patch Winners for Y10, Y12, and Y14, who had participated in the Regional Youth Circuit (RYC). Winners are listed in the accompanying file at the end of the post. The Regional Recognition Program, which has been operating for several years, is designed to recognize and reward accomplishments at […]

The Shift in World Rankings for Team USA’s Members for the 2017 Senior World Fencing Championships, Leipzig, Germany 19-26 July, 2017

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With three weeks to go before the Senior World Fencing Championships in Leipzig, Germany, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the world rankings have changed over the past two years for the 24 fencers who made Team USA. Nine fencers are ranked in the top 16 of their individual […]

A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated Women’s Foil at the Senior World Fencing Championships 1981-2015

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Senior World Fencing Championships The Senior World Fencing Championships are an annual competition organized by the International Fencing Federation (FIE). Held since 1921, the World Championships are the preeminent international fencing competition, apart from the Olympic Games. The championships are not held every fourth year for individual events coinciding with the Olympic Games. This year’s […]

A Brief Review of the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Market 2016-2017

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The ascendancy of U.S. fencing in recent years is due in no small way to the development of youth fencing in the U.S. Since the first national youth tournament held in 1985, the expansion and development of youth fencing has relied on a series of national tournaments such as the North American Cup (NAC) and […]