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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 […]

Ranking of Canadian Fencing Club Performance at the Cadet & Junior World Fencing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2017

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Thirty-four of the best Canadian Cadet and Junior fencers competed in 42 individual events at the 2017 Cadet and Junior World Fencing Championships held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in early April. For the second time, four athletes per country were allowed to enter the individual events in the Junior competition. Prior to last year’s World Championships, only […]

The Performance of the Canadian Cadet Team at the Cadet World Fencing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2017

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Canada’s Cadet Team capped its appearance at this year’s Cadet World Fencing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria with a silver medal in the Cadet Team Mixed 3-Weapon event with 21 teams, after falling to Russia 21-30 in the gold medal match. The team included Blake Brozsus (Men’s Foil), Francois Cauchon (Men’s Sabre), Jane Caulfield (Women’s Foil), Fynn Fafard […]

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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 […]

Canadian Fencers in U.S. National Tournaments

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With a haul of 32 Top 8 medals in the current fencing season, Canadian fencers continue to provide stiff competition for their American counterparts at USFA North American Cup (NAC) competitions. Fencers from 11 clubs won the medals at a series of NACs over a four month period, October 2016 through January 2017. The medals included […]