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Top California Feeder Clubs to the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) 2016-2017

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California fencing clubs are a major source of demand (fencer-events in Y-10, Y-12 and Y-14 age categories) for the burgeoning Super Youth Circuit (SYC)¹. Since 2011-2012, the clubs have accounted for about 17% of the total U.S. demand for SYC fencer-events, although in recent years, clubs have generated almost 23% of the national demand for […]

A Visual History of the Countries that Have Dominated Women’s Saber at the Senior World Fencing Championships 1999-2015

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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 […]

Top New Jersey Feeder Clubs to the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) 2016-2017

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New Jersey fencing clubs are a major source of demand (fencer-events in Y-10, Y-12 and Y-14 age categories) for the burgeoning Super Youth Circuit (SYC)¹. Since 2011-2012, the clubs have accounted for about 12% of total U.S SYC fencer-events. This compares with clubs in New York and California which generated 18.5% and 16.9% of total […]

Ranking the Performance of the Top 50 Youth Epee Clubs in the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) 2016-2017

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Medal Conversion Statistics for 2016-2017 SYC – Youth Epee Clubs Due to the response to our earlier post, “Evaluating Your Club’s Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Medal Count,” and the numerous requests to provide medal conversion statistics for each of the weapons at the SYCs, we have expanded our coverage to include the Top 50 ranked youth fencing […]

Ranking the Performance of the Top 50 Youth Foil Clubs in the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) 2016-2017

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Medal Conversion Statistics for 2016-2017 SYC – Youth Foil Clubs Due to the response to our earlier post, “Evaluating Your Club’s Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Medal Count,” and the numerous requests to provide medal conversion statistics for each of the weapons at the SYCs, we have expanded our coverage to include the Top 50 ranked youth foil […]

Ranking the Performance of the Top 50 Youth Saber Clubs in the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) 2016-2017

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Medal Conversion Statistics for 2016-2017 SYC – Youth Saber Clubs Due to the response to our earlier post, “Evaluating Your Club’s Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Medal Count,” and the numerous requests to provide medal conversion statistics for each of the weapons at the SYCs, we have expanded our coverage to include the Top 50 ranked youth fencing […]

A Visual History of the Countries that Have Dominated Men’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 years […]

Evaluating Your Clubs Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Medal Count

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Fencing tournaments, such as the recently completed 16 SYCs, serve as a measurable test of a fencing club’s athletic power. At NFCR, medal counts are the object of intense scrutiny after every SYC tournament. Most clubs should celebrate any medal with pride, given that roughly 41% of clubs competing in SYCs return home empty-handed. In […]

A Visual History of the Countries that Have Dominated Women’s Epee at the Senior World Fencing Championships 1989-2015

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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 years […]