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Here’s the 2023-24 USA Fencing NAC and Championship Schedule

05/03/2023, 8:30am CDT
By Bryan Wendell

From the family friendly atmosphere of Orlando to the bustling streets of Portland, each stop on the 2023-24 USA Fencing national tournament schedule promises a unique backdrop for fierce competition and can’t-miss moments on and off the strip.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — From the family friendly atmosphere of Orlando to the bustling streets of Portland, each stop on the 2023-24 USA Fencing national tournament schedule promises a unique backdrop for fierce competition and can’t-miss moments on and off the strip.

The 2023-24 calendar includes seven major tournaments at cities across all four time zones. Each stop is a chance to showcase the talent and dedication of America's top fencers. From the youngest Y10 fencers to the most seasoned Vet-80 athletes, it’s a schedule with something for everyone.

We also understand that where our tournaments are held is just as important as when we announce each new season. Last year, we released the 2022-23 schedule after Summer Nationals, and we heard loud and clear from our members that you want the schedule much earlier.

We met that request this year, sharing the schedule roughly three months earlier. Today’s announcement includes tournament dates and locations. Event combos and day schedules will be shared in May.

Our Promise to Members

We also remain committed to our November 2022 promise to give preference in site selection to states with more inclusive laws. That commitment will continue as we balance this promise with the other realities outlined in our original announcement, including site availability, a city’s interest in hosting our tournaments, maintaining geographic diversity and many more.

In order to provide transparency, we look toward the MAP (Movement Advancement Project) Score for LGBTQIA+ issues in each of these states, including trans athlete rights. California and Oregon are amongst the highest ranking states, while Utah, North Carolina and Ohio are in the Fair category. 

Finally while Texas and Florida do fall into the low category, they do not score in the eight states with a negative score. In the area of Women’s reproductive rights, the Center for Reproductive Rights shows that of these states, Texas has made abortion illegal while in Utah, Ohio and North Carolina there is some hostility to reproductive rights. California, Oregon and Florida have all expanded or protected reproductive rights.

We also understand the large number of members who desire to see a NAC event in the Northeast (Region 3). While we have not been able to deliver this in 2023-2024, partially due to the lack of venues capable of holding a USA Fencing national tournament in this region, we are in advanced discussions for doing so in future years. We are pleased to have events in Regions 1 2, 4, 5 and 6 this coming year. 

With all of that in mind, let’s not delay any further. Here is the 2023-24 national tournament schedule!

October 2023 North American Cup

Location: Orlando, Fla.

Dates: Oct. 26–29, 2023

We’ll kick off the season in October in sunny Orlando — home to the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and dozens more family friendly destinations. Fencers, coaches, tournament officials and families may want to extend their stay to maximize their trip to a city with warm weather and endless thrills as they witness the beginning of an electrifying fencing season.

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November 2023 North American Cup

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Dates: Nov. 10–13, 2023

In November, the action moves to Fort Worth, a city known for its rich history and cowboy culture. Fencers will compete for glory in a city filled with Old West charm and modern sophistication.

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January 2024 North American Cup

Location: San Jose, Calif.

Dates: Jan. 5–8, 2024

We’ll ring in 2024 in San Jose, a city with a cutting-edge atmosphere and surrounded by the headquarters of major tech giants. Fencers are in for a thrilling tournament in this innovative and forward-thinking city in the heart of Silicon Valley.

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2024 Junior Olympics

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Dates: Feb. 16–19, 2024

This prestigious tournament featuring the best young fencers in the nation will welcome Juniors and Cadets to Charlotte. They’ll compete for national championships in a city whose warm hospitality will provide a welcoming environment.

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March 2024 North American Cup

Location: Portland, Ore.

Dates: March 1–4, 2024

In March, we head to the Pacific Northwest. Portland is known for its quirky charm, eco-friendliness and thriving arts scene. Fencers will be immersed in the city's unique culture while competing against athletes from across the country.

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April 2024 North American Cup and Division I National Championships

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Dates: April 25–28, 2024

In April, we’ll surround ourselves with majestic mountains and stunning natural beauty in Salt Lake City. This awe-inspiring setting will be an ideal backdrop as Division I fencers battle for the prestigious title of national champion.

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2024 National Championships and July Challenge (Summer Nationals)

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Dates: June 29 – July 8, 2024

Events: ALL

The 2023-24 season will culminate in Columbus with the 2024 National Championships and July Challenge, also known as Summer Nationals. As one of the most important events in the USA Fencing calendar, Summer Nationals will showcase the nation's top fencers across all age groups. After a few days in Columbus, all will leave with a smile and some with a shiny Summer Nationals medal.

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What’s Next?

Event combos and day schedules are coming soon!

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