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A Visual History of the Countries that Have Dominated Men’s Epee 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 […]

Ranking the Performance of the Top 50 Youth Epee Clubs in the Super Youth Circuit (SYC) 2016-2017

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Medal Conversion Statistics for 2016-2017 SYC – Youth Epee Clubs Due to the response to our earlier post, “Evaluating Your Club’s Super Youth Circuit (SYC) Medal Count,” and the numerous requests to provide medal conversion statistics for each of the weapons at the SYCs, we have expanded our coverage to include the Top 50 ranked youth fencing […]

A Visual History of the Countries that Have Dominated Women’s Epee at the Senior World Fencing Championships 1989-2015

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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 years […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]