The 2019 NCAA Championships begins tomorrow, March 21st 2019 and ends Sunday March 24 and will be partially televised on ESPN3 this year. This article is a quick reference guide and round-up on schedules, when to watch on TV and how to participate! This year's event will be taking place at the Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio … [Read more...] about NCAA Championships 2019 Preview
Inna Deriglazova has extended her incredible winning streak at the Absolute Fencing Gear Foil Grand Prix in Anaheim, by again beating Alice Volpi of Italy in another classic match of the last two world champions. In the men’s competition, Julien Mertine of France defeated Italian 18-year-old Tommaso Marini in an upset final pairing. Alice Volpi must be wondering how she can … [Read more...] about Russia’s Deriglazova, France’s Mertine, win Foil Grand Prix Gold in Anaheim
Our rankings focus on the 204 athletes (102 men and 102 women) that will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games in Fencing, but under our qualification system there are an additional 8 Host Country Places to take the total number of fencers to 212. These places are entirely discretionary on the host nation (Japan in this case) and are in additional to the places earned in … [Read more...] about How Do Host Country Slots Work in the Olympics?
The French Fencing Federation has given the weapon made famous by Star Wars’ characters Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader the same status as the foil, epee and saber in an attempt to combat sedentary lifestyles in young people. The Guardian has reported that the France Fencing Federation has recognized lightsaber-dueling as an official sport in a move that they … [Read more...] about Use L’Force: France registers lightsaber dueling as an official sport
Japan’s Kazuyasu Minobe and Romania’s Ana Maria Popescu have both taken gold at the Westend Budapest Epee Grand Prix in Hungary, held in Budapest’s BOK Hall from March, 8-10. Experienced Japanese epeeist Kazuyasu Minobe has won his first FIE Grand Prix gold by beating Italy’s Andrea Santarelli, 15-12, in the men’s final in Budapest on Sunday, March 10. To make it to his … [Read more...] about Popescu, Minobe win Westend Epee Grand Prix in Budapest