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The Journey in World Rankings for Team USA Members – Senior World Fencing Championships, Leipzig, Germany 19-26 July, 2017

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The Path of World Rankings Our earlier post on the Shift in World Rankings for Team USA’s Members at the 2017 Senior World Fencing Championships, Leipzig, Germany, prompted a number of readers to request that we provide the entire path in World Rankings, rather than the last 24-months, by which athletes made Team USA for this […]

A Review of the Summer Nationals, Salt Lake City UT, July 1 – July 10, 2017

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The recent USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge (the Summer Nationals) attracted 4,052 fencers from 362 clubs, down from 412 clubs last year. Billed as the world’s largest fencing tournament, the Summer Nationals were held at The Salt Palace Convention Center in Temple, Salt Lake City, UT and included 78 individual and 6 senior team competitions in all […]

Ranking of Fencing Clubs by Number of 2016-17 Regional Recognition Patch Winners for Y-10, Y-12 and Y-14.

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USA Fencing recently announced the 2016-17 Regional Recognition Patch Winners for Y10, Y12, and Y14, who had participated in the Regional Youth Circuit (RYC). Winners are listed in the accompanying file at the end of the post. The Regional Recognition Program, which has been operating for several years, is designed to recognize and reward accomplishments at […]

The Shift in World Rankings for Team USA’s Members for the 2017 Senior World Fencing Championships, Leipzig, Germany 19-26 July, 2017

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With three weeks to go before the Senior World Fencing Championships in Leipzig, Germany, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the world rankings have changed over the past two years for the 24 fencers who made Team USA. Nine fencers are ranked in the top 16 of their individual […]

A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated Women’s Foil at the Senior World Fencing Championships 1981-2015

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Senior World Fencing Championships The Senior World Fencing Championships are an annual competition organized by the International Fencing Federation (FIE). Held since 1921, the World Championships are the preeminent international fencing competition, apart from the Olympic Games. The championships are not held every fourth year for individual events coinciding with the Olympic Games. This year’s […]

Top Fencing Clubs and High School All-American Team Members 2017

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High School All-American Team – Criteria USA Fencing has recently announced the inaugural High School All-American Team, which includes over 300 fencers from across the country. The High School All-American program is designed to recognize high school athletes’ accomplishments on the strip during the 2016-17 season. Applicants were required to be USA Fencing members in […]

A Brief Review of the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Market 2016-2017

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The ascendancy of U.S. fencing in recent years is due in no small way to the development of youth fencing in the U.S. Since the first national youth tournament held in 1985, the expansion and development of youth fencing has relied on a series of national tournaments such as the North American Cup (NAC) and […]

National Fencing Club Youth Championships – SYC 2017-2018

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Rolling National Fencing Club Youth Championships – Super Youth Circuit 2017-2018 Welcome to our rolling National Fencing Club Youth Championships for the 2017-2018 Super Youth (SYC) Tournament season. The Championships will rank all clubs by the total number of medals won by Top 8 fencers at 12 SYCs held throughout the year. The first SYC, […]