Visor Masks Banned in Foil and Epee
Visor masks will no longer be allowed at USFA competitions for Epee and Foil, effective immediately. This is a safety decision precipitated by a release from the FIE following lab results from the FIE Visor foil mask which was pierced at the 2009 European Junior Championships in Odense (November 2009). For further details see the USFA page on this topic.
Director of Public Relations
The Division has added a volunteer to help the Clubs and the Division publicize fencing in the state. Adrienne Xagoraris is a professional in the field. She stands ready to help the clubs have a more vigorous presence on the web and help all the clubs publicize their results and events in the media.
The Division’s new webmaster is Mike McIntosh. He works in the technology industry and is the father of a college fencer who competed in high school and the USFA in New Jersey. Our back-up webmaster is Nicole Lechner. All postings of FRED links, tournament results and important messages should now be sent to Mike and Nicole.