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The Age of USA Fencing Division 1 National Champions 1997-2016

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The Masters The recent 2017 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia generated a lot of discussion about the ages of Masters Champions and the role golf’s young guns have on the game. Prior to the Masters, speculation centered on who might win this year’s tournament as the last two champions and three of the previous […]

A Visual History of Which Colleges Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Saber at the NCAA Fencing Championships 2003-2016

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The NCAA National Collegiate Fencing Championships are held every March and include individual events in each of the six weapons; men’s epee, men’s foil, men’s saber, women’s epee, women’s foil and women’s saber. A field of 24 fencers competes in each event, giving a total of 144 competitors for the tournament. Fencers compete in a […]

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 […]

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A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Foil at the Cadet & Junior World Championships

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In our visualization, we have drawn a timeline showing rolling five-year total Top 8 results for the dominant foil countries at the Cadet and Junior World Championships using data from the International Fencing Federation’s (FIE) database. We thought it worthwhile to provide a longitudinal analysis of the comparative performance of US fencers and the leading foil fencing […]

A Visual History of Which Countries Have Dominated Men’s & Women’s Saber at the Cadet & Junior World Championships

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In this visualization, we have drawn a timeline showing rolling five-year total Top 8 medal counts for the dominant saber countries at the Cadet and Junior World Championships using data from the International Fencing Federation’s database. We thought it worthwhile to provide a longitudinal analysis of the comparative performance of US fencers and the leading saber […]

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 […]

Benchmarks for Youth Epee Fencers

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Our recent posts, “Potential Benchmark Indicators for Youth Men & Women Saber Fencers” and “Benchmarks for Youth Foil Fencers” generated a lot of interest, so we have decided to finish our trifecta of articles with youth epee fencers! While the USFA’s classification system for fencers was primarily designed to provide an objective scale for the seeding […]