Qualification for Junior Olympic Championships and July Challenge

Event results submitted with only 1 participant listed or fenced mixed will not result in the athlete fulfilling the qualification requirement. 

Regional Junior Cadet Circuit tournaments are open to current USA Fencing competitive members and those with a International Competitive License eligible to fence in Open competitions. However, foreign fencers are not eligible to compete in Junior Olympic Fencing Championship events. 

Qualification Path to JOs for Juniors - Athletes must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents to compete in the National Championship

  • Fencers must meet age eligibility AND
  • Be on the Junior 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 two point results) OR
  • Be in the top 25 percent (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition

Qualification Path to JOs for Cadets - Athletes must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents to compete in the National Championship

  • 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 two point results) OR
  •  Be in the top 25 percent (round up) of their division’s Cadet JO qualifying competition OR
  • Be in the top 25 percent (round up) of their division’s Junior JO qualifying competition. Junior event must occur first. 

Notes:

  • Points earned from January 11, 2018-January 10, 2019 will count toward qualification
  • Regional Points are composed of a fencers top 2 point finishes within the fencer's region

Qualification Path to the July Challenge for Juniors

  • Fencers must meet age eligibility AND
  •  On Junior NRPS (Age out rankings after JOs) by entry deadline OR
  •  On Cadet NRPS (Age out rankings after JOs) OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on your regions Junior Regional Point Standing OR
  • Be in the top 25 percent of the Youth 14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Placed in the top 32 on the final International Regional Circuit Points List, for each weapon and gender, by the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of “A”, “B” as defined in the Section 2.2.5

 

Qualification Path to the July Challenge for Cadets

  • Fencers must meet eligibility AND
  • Be on Cadet NRPS (Age out after JOs) OR
  • Be in the top 50 percent of the Y14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR 
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on their regions Cadet Regional Point Standing OR
  •  Earn at least 65 regional points on their regions Junior Regional Circuit Points OR
  •  Placed in the top 32 on the final International Regional Circuit Points List, for each weapon and gender, by the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of “A”, “B” or “C” as defined in the Section 2.2.5.

Notes

  • Regional Points are composed of a fencers top 2 point finishes within the fencer's region