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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 […]

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

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Medal Conversion Statistics for 2016-2017 SYC – Youth Saber 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 Men’s Saber at the Senior World Fencing Championships 1982-2015

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Performance of Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber at Designated Events in Europe 2011 -2016

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Conventional wisdom holds that the performance of Team USA in cadet men’s and women’s saber at Designated European Cadet competitions in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit has become increasingly competitive in recent years. With all the fanfare surrounding Team USA’s recent success in Europe over the past three years, (four gold, three silver and five bronze medals […]

Potential Benchmark Indicators for Youth Men & Women Saber Fencers

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Benchmark Indicators While the USFA’s classification system for fencers was primarily designed to provide an objective scale for the seeding of competitions, the system is now widely used by youth fencers to mark their progress in the sport.  Being awarded an “E” rating is a major milestone in the fencing life of many youth fencers and […]

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 […]