National Fencing Club Championships for USA Fencing National Tournaments 2017-2018

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Rolling National Fencing Club Championships – USA Fencing National Tournaments 2017-2018 Welcome to our rolling National Fencing Club Championships for the 2017-2018 USA Fencing National Tournament season. The Championships rank all clubs by the total number of medals won by Top 8 fencers at National Tournaments held throughout the year. The National Tournaments include North […]

Ranking of U.S. Fencers in the European Cadet Circuit 9-14-2017

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With the fencing season’s first Designated Cadet International competition set for Konin, Poland (Cadet Men’s and Women’s Saber – 9/23/17 – 9/24/17), we thought readers might be interested in the current ranking of USFA fencers in the prestigious European Cadet Circuit. Designated competitions are those selected by the National Coach of each weapon and reviewed by the […]

A Review of the Summer Nationals, Salt Lake City UT, July 1 – July 10, 2017

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The recent USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge (the Summer Nationals) attracted 4,052 fencers from 362 clubs, down from 412 clubs last year. Billed as the world’s largest fencing tournament, the Summer Nationals were held at The Salt Palace Convention Center in Temple, Salt Lake City, UT and included 78 individual and 6 senior team competitions in all […]

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 Performance of the U.S. Cadet Team at the Cadet World Fencing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2017

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Team USA met with mixed success at this year’s Cadet World Fencing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (4/1/ – 4/4/2017).  Despite silver medals by Christopher Walker (Men’s Saber), Ryan Griffiths (Men’s Epee) and bronze medals by Elizabeth Tartakovsky (Women’s Saber), Natalie Minarik (Women’s Foil) and Jonathan Piskovatskov (Men’s Epee), the Team’s overall performance fell significantly compared to […]

NJ.com’s All-State Girl’s Fencing Team Selections for New Jersey 2009-2010 to 2016-2017

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For about a decade, NJ.com¹ has published its All-State Girls and Boys Team Selections for New Jersey which recognizes the success of the best high school fencers in the state. Published shortly after the last major tournament of the season, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) State Individual Championships, NJ.com provides three levels of […]

The Shift in Rankings for Team USA’s Junior Squads for the 2017 Junior & Cadet World Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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This year’s Junior and Cadet World Championships are set for Plovdiv, Bulgaria and will run for ten days from April 1 to April 10.  In light of the response to our earlier post highlighting slopegraphs for Team USA’s Cadet squad, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the rankings have changed for the […]

The Shift in Rankings for Team USA’s Cadet Squads for the 2017 Junior & Cadet World Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

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With less than three weeks before the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, we thought it worthwhile to provide a series of slopegraphs to illustrate how the rankings have changed for the 18 cadet fencers who have made Team USA over the past twelve months. We have also provided the rankings for the 18 […]

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 […]