Ranking of Fencing Clubs Generating the Largest Number of “A” Ratings in Men’s Saber Events 2016-2017

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So you dream of getting an “A” rating, the holy grail of fencing?  In this post, we briefly comment on the “A” ratings awarded to men saber fencers in local, regional and national events in 2016-2017. We also rank the fencing clubs generating the largest number of “A” ratings in men’s saber events. A similar […]

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 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 […]

Long Island – Top Ten List for Fencing Activity in the U.S.

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Long Island The Long Island Division, which covers the Nassau and Suffolk counties in the State of New York, made our top 10 list of Divisions for fencer activity in 2015-2016¹.   Generating 3,220 local and regional fencer-events, the Division is the 8th largest Division for fencer-activity in the nation. The Division joined New Jersey, […]

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 […]

Ranking of U.S. Fencing Club Performance at the Cadet & Junior World Fencing Championships, Bourges, France 2016

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Thirty-eight members of Team USA competed in 42 individual events at the 2016 Cadet and Junior World Fencing Championships held in Bourges, France in early April. For the first time four athletes per country were allowed to enter the individual events in the Junior competition. Prior to this year’s World Championships only three fencers per […]

The Performance of the U.S. Cadet Team at the World Fencing Championships, Bourges, France 2016

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Anchored by 2016 World Champions, Sylvie Binder (Fencing Academy of Westchester, NY), winner of Cadet Women’s Foil and Geoffrey Tourette (Silicon Valley Fencing Center, CA), winner of Cadet Men’s Foil, the U.S. Cadet World Team for 2016 is the most successful team to compete for the country in a Cadet World Fencing Championship in the […]

Ranking the Performance of Fencing Clubs at the 2016 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships

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One hundred and forty-four student-athletes from 25 colleges and universities competed in individual events at the 2016 National Collegiate Men’s and Women’s Fencing Championships at Brandeis University on the last weekend of March. The 21 NCAA Division I schools at the championships dominated the roster of participants with 131 athletes or 91% of the total […]