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Ranking of U.S. Fencers in the European Cadet Circuit 9-14-2017

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With the fencing season’s first Designated Cadet International competition set for Konin, Poland (Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber – 9/23/17 – 9/24/17), we thought readers might be interested in the current ranking of USFA fencers in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit. Designated competitions are those selected by the National Coach of each weapon and reviewed by the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Performance of Junior Men’s and Women’s Epee Team at Designated Junior World Cups 2012-2016

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We continue our series, “Performance of U.S. Cadet & Junior Teams at Designated Competitions” with a look at the performance of the U.S. Junior Men’s and Women’s Epee Team at designated FIE Junior World Cup competitions over the past five years, 2012-2016. We examined the results of Designated Junior World Cups selected by USFA’s Sports Performance […]

Ranking of Top 8 Medalists for Junior Men’s & Women’s Foil Team at Junior World Cups 2002-2003 to 2016-2017

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Our earlier post, “Performance of Junior Men’s and Women’s Foil Team at Designated Events 2012-2016”, generated considerable discussion around our findings that the U.S. Junior Men’s Foil Team has become more competitive in the Podium, Top 8 and Top 16 tableau categories over the past five years, and that the U.S. Junior Women’s Foil Team […]

Performance of Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber at Designated Events in Europe 2011 -2016

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Conventional wisdom holds that the performance of Team USA in cadet men’s and women’s saber at Designated European Cadet competitions in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit has become increasingly competitive in recent years. With all the fanfare surrounding Team USA’s recent success in Europe over the past three years, (four gold, three silver and five bronze medals […]

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Ranking of U.S. Fencers in the European Cadet Circuit 7/23/2016

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With the fencing season’s first Designated Cadet International competition set for Konin, Poland (Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber – 9/24/16 – 9/25/16), we thought readers might be interested in the current ranking of USFA fencers in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit. Designated competitions are those selected by the National Coach of each weapon and reviewed by the […]