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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

National Fencing Club Youth Championships – SYC 2016-2017

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National Fencing Club Youth Championships – SYC 2016-2017 The Academy of Fencing Masters, the emerging epee and foil dynamo based in Campbell, CA, won the National Fencing Club Youth Championships in 2016-2017 based on the total number of Top 8 medals awarded in 16 Super Youth Circuit (SYC) tournaments. With 11 gold, 12 silver, 12 […]