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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 […]

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

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

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 […]

The Performance of the U.S. Cadet Team at the Cadet World Fencing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2017

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Team USA met with mixed success at this year’s Cadet World Fencing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (4/1/ – 4/4/2017).  Despite silver medals by Christopher Walker (Men’s Saber), Ryan Griffiths (Men’s Epee) and bronze medals by Elizabeth Tartakovsky (Women’s Saber), Natalie Minarik (Women’s Foil) and Jonathan Piskovatskov (Men’s Epee), the Team’s overall performance fell significantly compared to […]

The Shift in Rankings for Team USA’s Junior Squads for the 2017 Junior & Cadet World Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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This year’s Junior and Cadet World Championships are set for Plovdiv, Bulgaria and will run for ten days from April 1 to April 10.  In light of the response to our earlier post highlighting slopegraphs for Team USA’s Cadet squad, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the rankings have changed for the […]

The Performance of Team USA in Designated Cadet Events in Europe 2016-2017

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Trekking to Europe to fence in the prestigious European Fencing Confederation‘s Cadet Circuit amidst AP exams, SAT/ACT tests, and homework has been the ritual for 198 U.S. cadet fencers over the past fencing season (Summer Nationals through Junior Olympics).  In all, 188 cadet fencers took part in 19 Designated Cadet International competitions in nine cities […]

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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 […]

The Shift in Rankings for Team USA’s Cadet Squads for the 2017 Junior & Cadet World Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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With less than three weeks before the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the rankings have changed for the 18 cadet fencers who have made Team USA over the past twelve months. We have also provided the rankings for the 18 […]

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 […]