Month: April 2020

International Sport in Your Neighborhood

National Events, Points and Classifications Update

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the postponement of three major domestic USA Fencing tournaments – the Anaheim Super Junior and Cadet Circuit tournament, March North American Cup and the Division I / Parafencing National Championships and April NAC during a span of five weeks. As the pandemic has continued to affect…
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USA Fencing Selection Criteria and Point Standings Update

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the postponement of multiple domestic and international events that had an impact on selection for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the 2020 Veteran World Championships and National Point Standings at all levels. Accordingly, the USA Fencing Sports Performance team has been working diligently, in consultation with…
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USA Fencing Update on Sanctioning of Online Lessons and Classes by Member Clubs and Coaches

Due to the disruption to normal fencing lessons and practices caused by COVID-19, USA Fencing has been in frequent contact with our insurance providers concerning the availability of coverage for online training offered by member clubs and coaches. Today, our insurers advised of their following updated position: Until such time as in-person practices can resume, our…
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Calling all (wannabe) referees!

Are you interested in becoming a USA fencing referee? Lisa Campi- Sapery is offering an official referee seminar on SATURDAY MAY 16. Due to Covid-19, this seminar will be taught using ZOOM online. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Aspiring referees – This seminar is a required step in becoming a rated referee in USA Fencing Coaches –…
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Sanctioning Update

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nation and the world, USA Fencing Member and Affiliate Club activities will remain unsanctioned through at least April 30. Unsanctioned activities will not be covered by USA Fencing’s insurance. Neither USA Fencing nor any of its divisions will be sanctioning any competitions until at least May 11. At…
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Are you a fencing All-American?

Are you a high school student with a 3.4 GPA or higher or who has earned an E classification this season? For the 10th straight year, USA Fencing is recognizing athletes for their achievements in the classroom through the Absolute Fencing Gear All-Academic Team where fencers also are eligible for $10,000 in scholarships from Absolute. High school…
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What fencing means to us

“These clubs, with our coaches, are the sources of our technical skills and our competitive drive, making us the fencers we are today.” Olympians Lee Kiefer and Gerek Meinhardt share the impact that Bluegrass Fencers’ Club and Massialas Foundation MTeam Fencing have had on their lives and careers.  

Summer Nationals Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, USA Fencing is postponing the 2020 USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge to late July or early August in order to protect the health and well-being of competitors, coaches, tournament staff and spectators. USA Fencing is working with our partners at the Louisville Sports Commission and Convention and Visitors Bureau…
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Support your local fencing club!

Fencing clubs have supported our dreams and competitive aspirations. They’ve helped build our health and friendships. They need our assistance in return now more than ever. If you are able, please continue to support your clubs financially during this trying time.

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