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 […]

New Jersey – Still Dominant But Struggling to Remain on Top of Local & Regional Fencing Activity

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New Jersey The New Jersey Division, which covers fourteen counties¹ in the State of New Jersey has long been the largest Division of USA Fencing in terms of local and regional fencer activity. In recent years, however, its #1 spot has been being seriously challenged by New England as illustrated in the accompanying graph. Generating just […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ranking of Top Feeder Clubs for NJ.com’s All-State High School Girls Fencing Teams 2009-2010 to 2016-2017

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The “chicken-or-egg” question is often asked: “What came first, fencing clubs or high school fencing teams?” The symbiotic relationship between fencing clubs and high school fencing teams is undeniable and is further examined in our post where we rank the top feeder clubs for the New Jersey Girls High School All-State Fencing Teams over the […]

New Jersey – The Largest Division for Fencer Activity in the U.S.

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New Jersey The New Jersey Division, which covers the Essex, Morris, Hudson, Somerset, Hunterdon, Union, Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Middlesex, Monmouth, Warren, Mercer and Ocean counties in the State of New Jersey, is the largest Division of USA Fencing in terms of membership and fencer activity.  Generating almost 9,600 fencer-events in 2015-2016¹, the Division eclipsed the […]

Top Fencing Clubs and All-Academic Team Members 2015-2016

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USA Fencing and Absolute Fencing Gear partnered for the sixth straight year to recognize young fencers who have excelled in high school with All-Academic Team honors. They were honored at a function at the 2016 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge in Dallas, TX. In all, 509 fencers from 37 states and 197 clubs were […]

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 […]