1. Eligibility (age, classification)

Subject to the exceptions in Table 2.5.1, fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition. Fencers younger than that must, as of the regular fee entry deadline, be on the Y14 National Point Standings to be eligible for Cadet events or on the Cadet point standings to be eligible for Junior events. There are no classification requirements.

 

Fencers must meet age requirements and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents representing the United States.

 

  1. Qualification

CADET

  • Fencers must meet eligibility AND
  • Be on the Cadet National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Earn at least 110 regional points on either the Cadet or Junior Regional Point Standing (Total points = an athlete’s top 2 point results OR
  • Be in the top 8 of the Youth 14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be in the top 25% (round up) of their division’s Cadet JO qualifying competition OR
  • Be in the top 25% (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition. Junior event must occur first.

JUNIOR

  • Fencers must meet age eligibility AND
  • Be on the Junior national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be in the top 16 of the Cadet national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Earn at least 110 regional points on the Junior Regional Point Standing (Total points = an athlete’s top 2 point results) OR
  • Be in the top 25% (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition

Junior Team:

  • All Club teams and team members must be current club and competitive USA Fencing members.
  • No more than three teams per USA Fencing Member Club/Affiliate Club per event will be allowed to enter.
  • Members of the team must have represented the Club at a competition during the current season.
  • Club team members must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have not represented another country in a FIE competition during the past three years.
  • Exceptions to club membership requirements are granted to members of teams representing any branch of the Armed Services. Those fencers must submit entries identifying themselves as members of these teams by the deadline for entries to the Junior Olympic National Championships. By doing so, these fencers waive the right to fence on any other team. Members on these teams need not have represented that organization prior to the Junior Olympic National Championships.
  • Classifications are not awarded for Team Championship competitions.