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Good luck to all fencers competing at this week’s National Championships and July Challenge!
Fencing kicks off on Saturday, July 1, in Salt Lake City, UT. Competition will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Halls 1-5 with medals awarded daily. All events are free and open to the public. The 10-day event will draw an estimated 4,222 fencers from 47 states and 428 clubs. With 8,877 entries approved for the event, the tournament could surpass the 12-day 2014 USA Fencing National Championships as the largest fencing tournament in history. For complete tournament coverage click HERE
We know how hard everyone has worked all season and congratulations to the fencers, coaches, parents, and supporters who made it through another year on the strip.
Go get ’em!
Summer National Qualifiers are underway at the Fencing Academy of Westchester, in Hawthorne, NY.
Congratulations to our first medalists on the day: men’s saber fencers Zachary Hoffman (gold), Benjamin Schlur (silver), and John Fantana (bronze)
The fencing season is about to get underway, and in anticipation of a busy, competitive year, the West-Rock Division has set dates and sites for the 2015 Junior Olympic and 2015 Summer National Y14 and Div2/Div 3 Championships Qualifiers. Both qualifiers will be held at the Fencing Academy of Westchester (FAW) in Hawthorne, NY.
2015 Junior Olympics Qualifiers
Date: Sunday, November 23, 2014
Age Categories: Junior (U20) and Cadet (U17)
Event Fee: $50/event
Pre-registration is now open on AskFred and closes on Sunday, November 9th. Late entries will be accepted at double entry fee between November 10 and November 16. Absolutely NO entries will be accepted after midnight on November 16th, no exceptions.
To pre-register for the 2015 Junior Olympic Qualifiers, Click HERE
2015 Summer National Y14 and Div 2/Div 3 Championships
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Age Categories: Y14, Division 2, Division 3,Veteran
Event Fee: $50/event
Pre-registration is now open on AskFred and closes on Sunday, March 1st. Late entries will be accepted at double entry fee between march 2nd and 9th. Absolutely NO entries will be accepted after midnight on March 9th, no exceptions.
To pre-register for the 2015 Summer National Y14 and Div 2/Div3 Qualifiers, Click HERE
All fencers in these tournaments must be members of the West-Rock Division and hold current USFA Membership. You will be asked to present your membership card at check-in. Please verify your division with the USFA (NOT Askfred!) before registering — you can do that by clicking HERE.
Please note that AskFred is independent from the USFA — classification upgrades noted on AskFred are not valid until confirmed by the USFA.
Late registration can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the fencer’s name, birth year, weapon, age categories, and classification in the email.
Payment for these events cannot be made online. Checks, made payable to the West-Rock Division USFA can be mailed in advance to the address noted on the “more info” page of the AskFred tournament listing. Payment is also accepted at the door in cash or check. Credit Cards not accepted.
If you register for multiple events, payment for all events is expected by check-in for the first event. Refunds are not granted if fencers elect to withdraw from later events.
The West-Rock Division is a 501c3 non-profit. Tournament fees go directly to referee payments and costs associated with running the qualifier.
Event times are subject to change based on number of registrants. Please check our website and AskFred for updates.