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Five Years of USA Wheelchair Fencing

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Photograph credit: Mickey Zeljkovic (Zeljkovic Fencing Academy, NJ) U.S wheelchair fencers have distinguished themselves in World Cups, Americans Regional Championships (Zonals), World Championships, and Paralympic Games since the Wheelchair Fencing program began in the 1990s. Prior to 2008, the Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports, USA, and Paralympics oversaw wheelchair fencing in the U.S. Since 2008, USA Fencing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Timeline for USA Fencing National and Regional Fencing Tournaments 2017-2018 (NAC, ROC, RJCC, SYC & RYC)

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National USA Fencing Tournaments 2017-2018 USFA Fencing has released its National and Regional Tournament schedules for 2017-2018.  While the National Tournament schedule is similar to previous years, the Regional Schedule is the most comprehensive yet and reflects the ongoing regionalism of tournaments by the USFA. Timeline for USA Fencing 2017-2018 National Tournaments Deadlines and event combinations […]

California’s Top Feeder Clubs to the Summer Nationals – 2017

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Californian clubs account for almost 23% of the entrants registered for this year’s USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge (Summer Nationals) and constitute the largest contingent from any state. Billed as the world’s largest fencing tournament, the Summer Nationals will be held in Salt Lake City, UT from July 1 – July 10, 2017. […]

A Visual History of the Countries that Have Dominated Women’s Saber at the Senior World Fencing Championships 1999-2015

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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 […]