Qualifying Path for Division 1 Fencing Championship
Updated on August 31 to reflect changes in US Fencing qualification rules
For the 2018/2019 fencing season, US Fencing has widened the categories of fencers who qualify to compete in the Division 1 National Championship in April. Specifically, fencers who are on the Cadet National Points List and meet the other eligibility criteria are now qualified to compete in the Division 1 championship, whereas previously, only the top 8 on the Cadet National Points List qualified to compete.
Born in 2005 or earlier. Fencers born after 2005 must be on the Junior National Points List
A, B, C
US citizen or permanent resident
points standing qualifications
Be on the current Senior National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
Be on the current adjusted* Junior National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
Be in the current adjusted* Cadet National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
Have placed in the top 8 in the previous season’s Division IA National Championships OR
Have placed in the top 4 in the previous season’s Division II National Championships OR
For EPEE ONLY: the top 3 USA Fencing Modern Pentathlon fencers will be eligible to compete in the Division I epee events without qualifying by any other means. USA Modern Pentathlon fencers MUST be USA Fencing members.
*In determining a fencer's position on the national points list for qualification purposes, foreign fencers are skipped.
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