The Division I National Championships are held annually in April. This event, along with other designated competitions, is part of the selection criteria for the Senior World Championship or Olympic Team.
- Eligibility (age, classification, qualification path)
Fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition (see Table 2.5.1 for exceptions). Fencers must have a classification of “A”, “B”, or “C” at the entry deadline and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND
- 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 top 4 of the 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.
*Age adjusted, reflecting updated points lists after the ineligible Cadet & Junior fencers are “aged out” after the end of their current season.
- Div I Team event at April National Championship: This is championship team event held at the national level, which will have club or division affiliation requirements. Any three or four fencers that are age, gender, citizenship, have represented their club in the current season and are classification eligible (C or above) for the event may enter a team. They must be competitive USA Fencing members. All registered members of a team must be present on site. USA Modern Pentathlon may enter one team in men’s epee and one team in women’s epee in the Division I National Team Championships without participating in a qualifying competition.