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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 […]

New York’s Contingent of Fencers for the Summer Nationals – 2016

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Fencing Clubs in New York State account for about 14% of the entrants registered for this year’s USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge (Summer Nationals). Billed as the world’s largest fencing tournament, the Summer Nationals will be held in Dallas, TX from June 29 – July 8, 2016. This year’s tournament is expected to […]

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Kansas City vs St. Louis……the Center of U.S. Fencing?

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The annual announcement of locations for USA Fencing’s national events, including the National Championships and July Challenge is usually met with much discussion about the merits of the locations and which cities favor fencers from the East or West Coast. The announcement is made after a detailed evaluation of the bids submitted by various organizations […]

The Veteran Regional Open Circuit (ROC) Market – 2015-2016

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In light of our decision to launch our club rankings for Veterans immediately after this year’s Summer Nationals, we have provided some background information on the performance and characteristics of Veteran Regional Open Circuit (ROC) tournaments over the past year. While there are over 600 USFA member fencing clubs, only 119 clubs contributed veteran fencers […]

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 […]