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 […]

Fencing Rules Changes – March

Hurling insults at the referee is now a black card offense.

US Fencing approved rules changes to follow along with the rules changes in FIE events. Among the largest change is the codification of a black card (ejection) for insulting or threatening a referee. While we’ve always thought that those actions should be dealt with severely, the specific mention provides referees with a great deal more […]

Zagunis and Wozniak medal as Kharlan keeps top Ranking

The USA placed 2 fencers on the podium in Women's Sabre as Mariel Zagunis took silver and Dagmara Wozniak bronze. (photo via Mariel Zagunis - Facebook)

Olga Kharlan (UKR) continues her dominance in this women’s sabre season with her seventh individual gold medal at the 2014 Challenge Yves Brasseur in Ghent, Belgium, keeping her first place world ranking safe and secure from American favorite Mariel Zagunis. Zagunis finished second behind Olga, claiming the silver medal while teammate Dagmara Wozniak and Dina Galiakbarova […]

Capital Clash SYC and Cadet 2014

Capital Clash 2014

The Capital Clash 2014 event adds in a Cadet event to the regular SYC (Super Youth Circuit) schedule. It will be held January 31 – February 2 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, in National Harbor, MD The Capital Clash bills the set of Cadet events as a tune-up for the Junior Olympics.  Cadet […]

Kris Ekeren Now Permanent Executive Director

Kris Ekeren - USA Fencing

The USA Fencing Board of Directors has voted Kris Ekeren the permanent Executive Director for USA Fencing. She was already serving the ED role on an interim basis. From the USA Fencing Release: (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – The USA Fencing Board of Directors recently voted to name Kris Ekeren (Littleton, Colo.) as the organization’s permanent […]

Getting your Mask Design Approved

Jamaican Fencing Mask

Did you know that you can get a cool design on your mask and have it approved for competition? Did you know that Jamaica has an official mask design? And that Russia does not? Recently, the FIE had started approving country designs for fencing masks and these masks showed up for the 2012 London Olympics […]

Race Imboden v. Alex Massialas at the Dallas NAC

Race Imboden at the 2012 Junior World Championships.  Photo ©2012 Serge Timacheff/FencingPhotos

The Division I Men’s Foil Final pitted Race Imboden against Alex Massialas. Take a look at th e bout video: Imboden won the match 15-12 over Massialas. The Top-8 For Division I Men’s Foil (December 15, 2013) Place Name Club(s) Division Country Class. Earned* 1 Imboden, Race – Brooklyn Bridge FC 2 Massialas, Alexander – […]

US Fencing in Dallas plus Weekly Fencing Roundup

USA Fencing's NAC is in Dallas this weekend

Follow your friends and club mates using the live results from the Dallas NAC this weekend. If you’re not competing at the NAC, you’ll still get some great advice from Leland’s blog post on Recovering from a Bad Result. Another piece from USA Fencing is a blog post by Christine Simmons discussing advances in how tournaments […]

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