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 […]

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 […]

Ranking of U.S. Fencing Club Performance at the Cadet & Junior World Fencing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2017

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Thirty-nine members of Team USA competed in 42 individual events at the 2017 Cadet and Junior World Fencing Championships held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in early April. For the second year, four athletes per country were allowed to enter the individual events in the Junior competition. Prior to last year’s World Championships, only three fencers per […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Performance of Junior Men’s and Women’s Foil Team at Designated Events 2012 -2016

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Earlier this year, we said that the U.S. Cadet World Team competing at the World Fencing Championships in Bourges, France was “the most successful team to compete for the country in a Cadet World Fencing Championship in the last decade”. Anchored by 2016 World Champions, Sylvie Binder (Fencing Academy of Westchester, NY), winner of Cadet Women’s […]