The Anatomy of a Perfect Flèche Attack

The Anatomy of a Perfect Fleche. ©Fencing.Net and Damien Lehfeldt

At the recent Plovdiv Cadet World Championships, Los Angeles International Fencing Center’s (LAIFC) Justin Yoo lost a heartbreaking 15-14 priority bout for the Gold medal to Hungary’s Patrik Esztergályos. During the bout, the FIE managed to capture a photo of a beautiful flèche from Yoo that highlighted the qualities of a perfect flèche. These qualities include: The start […]

New Rules in Effect

USA Fencing has adopted the recent rule changes made by the FIE as of April 1. These changes are now in effect: · Simple corps-a-corps in foil and saber is no longer a group 1 offense. When there is a simple corps-a-corps, halt should be called, and the fencers placed back on guard. Corps-a-corps to […]

Nzingha Prescod named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women

Nzingha Prescod

Nzingha Prescod announced today via Facebook that she’ll be appearing in the upcoming Glamour magazine feature on Top 10 College Women. Looking at the site, this isn’t your sports or celebrity magazine list of “10 hottest” but an honoring of the achievements of college juniors and is sponsored by Conde Nast. Prescod is highlighted as […]

Live Video: 2014 Cadet and Junior World Championships

2014 Cadet and Junior World Championships

The FIE is streaming live video for the 2014 Cadet and Junior World Fencing Championships. Preview Video: The video URL changes each day, and they are doing a separate stream for the top-8, so we don’t have all of those URLs available. To find the stream for today, head over to the FIE’s YouTube channel […]

2014 Junior and Cadet World Championships Preview

2014 Cadet and Junior World Championships

The Cadet and Junior Fencing World Championships provide the perfect platform for young athletes from across the globe. Teams and fans will be treated to 10 days filled with top fencing among the senior circuit’s next generation. This year’s cadet events also serve as qualifier for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, in August […]

Fencing in College – How to Get on an NCAA Fencing Team

2014 Ivy League Round Robins (Video)

Fencing on a collegiate team, whether it be a Division I NCAA team or an intramural club fencing program, can be a very rewarding experience. If you plan on fencing in college, it’s best to do your research on the various programs available to you at the schools where your academic interests take you. Most top tier colleges have fencing available – either as an NCAA or collegiate club program, so you don’t have to give anything up on the academic side to find fencing in college.

NCAA Fencing Round Up – Day One

Gracie Stone - Princeton

Princeton leads the NCAA field after the first day of fencing. After day 1 of the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships, Princeton holds a 4 point lead over Penn State for the top spot. Ohio State, Harvard, and Notre Dame round out the top 5. Day 1 featured women’s bouts across sabre, foil, and epee and […]

Crowd-Sourced NCAA Fencing Predictions

Ohio State University hosts the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships

Reblogged from the forum thread by Jonathan Yergler: We’ve had some great involvement with our Fantasy Fencing initiative for the tournament this year! 265 users signed up to participate. By combining the rankings submitted by all of the participants we were able to draw up pre-rankings for how all of our users think the different events are […]

Predicting the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championship Field

Men's Epee NCAA Fencer: Brian Ro

First and foremost, congratulations to 143/144 who qualified for NCAA championships. It’s a tough field every year, and the act of qualifying is a monumental accomplishment in itself. Doing these predictions is never easy, and so I’ve brought in my pals Hannah Provenza and Graham Wicas to help me predict the field! For those unaware […]

Ukraine Boycots Russian Fencing Events

Ukraine boycots Russian fencing events.

The Ukrainian Fencing Federation published a statement that they will boycot all fencing events in the Russian Federation, including the Moscow Sabre FIE event. Official Statement: Ukrainian national team fencing refuses to take part in sports events held on the territory of the Russian Federation Until recently, the sport stayed out of politics, but on […]

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