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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 […]

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 […]