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West-Rock – Top 25 List for Fencing Activity 2015-2016

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West-Rock Division Generating about 1,650 local and regional fencer-events in 2015-2016¹, the West-Rock Division is the 23rd largest USA Fencing Division in the nation when it comes to generating fencer-events. Since 2008-2009  the number of fencer-events generated by members of the Division has grown at the compound annual rate of 9.9%, which compares favorably with […]

Philadelphia – Top 20 List for Fencing Activity 2015-2016

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Philadelphia Division With jurisdiction over the the seven South-east Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, Lehigh, Northampton and Delaware, the Division was the 18th largest Division of USA Fencing in terms fencing activity in 2015-2016. Generating just over 2,100 local and regional fencer-events¹, the Division is home to three “Best Fencing Clubs” recipients for 2015-2016. The […]

Connecticut Division – Poised for Significant Growth in Fencer Activity

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Connecticut Division Sandwiched between Metro NYC, the Capital of U.S. Fencing, and New England, one of the largest and fastest growing divisions for fencing activity in the nation, the Connecticut Division is poised for continued significant growth in membership and fencer activity. With jurisdiction over the State of Connecticut and an area in Massachusetts on […]

A Brief Statistical Review of USA Fencing 2015-2016

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NFCR is pleased to provide a brief statistical review of USA Fencing for 2015-2016. It is not meant to be an exhaustive expose, but rather a snapshot into membership, clubs, divisions and fencing activity. As usual we look forward to your comments. Membership Despite increased fencer activity at local, divisional, regional and national level competitions […]

Ranking the Performance of Fencing Clubs at the 2016 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships

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One hundred and forty-four student-athletes from 25 colleges and universities competed in individual events at the 2016 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships at Brandeis University on the last weekend of March. The 21 NCAA Division I schools at the championships dominated the roster of participants with 131 athletes or 91% of the total […]

The Growth of Saber Across USFA Divisions 2008-2009 through 2014-2015

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Saber fencing activity in the U.S. has grown twice as fast as foil and epee over the seven year period 2008-2009 to 2014-2015 according to NFCR’s analysis of askFRED.net data. The number of saber fencing events generated, excluding saber events at NACs, has grown from 17,661 in 2008-2009 to 26,195 in 2014-2015, representing a compound annual […]