Qualifying Path for Division 1 Fencing Championship

Updated on August 31 to reflect changes in US Fencing qualification rules

 Salt Lake City, Utah - Host city for Fencing Division 1 Championship and April North America Cup (NAC)

Salt Lake City, Utah - Host city for Fencing Division 1 Championship and April North America Cup (NAC)

 

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.

age eligibility

Born in 2005 or earlier. Fencers born after 2005 must be on the Junior National Points List

classification

A, B, C

citizenship

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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Donna Meyer