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National Fencing Club Youth Championships – SYC 2016-2017

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National Fencing Club Youth Championships – SYC 2016-2017 With 12 of the scheduled 16 SYCs already completed, the race for our National Fencing Club Youth Championships for the 2016-2017 season is on the home stretch! The Championships rank all clubs by the total number of medals won by Top 8 fencers at SYCs held throughout […]

Benchmarks for Youth Epee Fencers

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Our recent posts, “Potential Benchmark Indicators for Youth Men & Women Saber Fencers” and “Benchmarks for Youth Foil Fencers” generated a lot of interest, so we have decided to finish our trifecta of articles with youth epee fencers! While the USFA’s classification system for fencers was primarily designed to provide an objective scale for the seeding […]

National Fencing Club Youth Championships – SYC 2015-2016

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National Fencing Club Youth Championships – SYC 2015-2016 Nellya Fencers, the powerhouse saber club based in Atlanta, GA won the National Fencing Club Youth Championships in 2015-2016 based on the total number of medals awarded in 14 Super Youth Circuit (SYC) tournaments. With 16 gold medals, 10 silver medals, 22 bronze medals and 84 medals in […]

Ranking of Fencing Club Performance at the Thrust Fall Super Youth Circuit, 10th-11th September, 2016

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The East Coast’s first Super Youth Circuit (SYC) tournament of the season, the Thrust Fall Super Youth Circuit (SYC) tournament, was held at the Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY, over the weekend, September 10 – September 11, 2016.  Drawing on youth fencers from mainly New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, the tournament  marked the beginning […]

Benchmarks for Youth Foil Fencers

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Our recent post, “Potential Benchmark Indicators for Youth Men & Women Saber Fencers”, generated significant interest, so we have decided to bring forward a similar post for youth foil fencers! Check out our post “Frequency Benchmarks for Local & Regional Tournament Events by Youth Foil Fencers (Y10, Y12, Y14)”. While the USFA’s classification system for […]

Potential Benchmark Indicators for Youth Men & Women Saber Fencers

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Benchmark Indicators While the USFA’s classification system for fencers was primarily designed to provide an objective scale for the seeding of competitions, the system is now widely used by youth fencers to mark their progress in the sport.  Being awarded an “E” rating is a major milestone in the fencing life of many youth fencers and […]

Senior World Championships

Kansas City vs St. Louis……the Center of U.S. Fencing?

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The annual announcement of locations for USA Fencing’s national events, including the National Championships and July Challenge is usually met with much discussion about the merits of the locations and which cities favor fencers from the East or West Coast. The announcement is made after a detailed evaluation of the bids submitted by various organizations […]