(Colorado Springs, Colo.) -- USA Fencing is pleased to announce that the window to submit petitions for qualification to the 2021 National Championships and Junior Olympics is open starting today, June 8.
Petitions will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. PDT on Monday, June 21. Please see below for more information on the petition process and requirements.
Per the USA Fencing Athlete Handbook, a fencer who has fenced in the qualifying competition without withdrawing due to a disabling injury or illness cannot then petition to disregard or override those results. In addition, petitions will be denied for fencers who chose to fence in a regional qualifier (RYC, SYC, RJCC, and ROC) over their division qualifier.
A petition may be filed by a fencer who qualified (by means of competition or petition) to that same competition in the prior season or whose recent competitive record indicates a strong possibility that the athlete would have qualified had they been able to compete in the qualifying competition but:
For the 2021 USA Fencing National Championships, there will be no petition fee required to apply.
Petitions must include:
Responses to the petition will be made via email. Petitions that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. Decisions on petitions will be based upon the validity of reasons given for absence or withdrawal and the probability that the fencer would have qualified had they competed in the qualifying competition to its conclusion, based on results achieved in other recent competitions.
If you have any questions regarding petitions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.