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Div I Men's Epee National Weight Value Announcement

01/26/2012, 9:09am CST
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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) - Due to the April calendar conflict between the 2012 U.S. Division I National Championships and the 2012 World Epee Team Championships in Kiev, Ukraine where the top four Division I men’s epee fencers will compete, USA Fencing has decided, in consultation with National Epee Coach Sebastien Dos Santos, the National Team Oversight Committee and the USA Fencing Athlete Council, that a weight value of 0.85 will be in effect for the results of the 2012 Division I Men’s Epee National Championships. All results of the 2012 Division I Men’s Epee Championships in their respective point standings, Senior, Junior and Cadet, will reflect a weight value of 0.85.

Please read below for the Qualifying Path for the Division I National Championships:

A. Eligibility (age, classification, qualification path) 
Fencers must be 13 years old by January 1 (see Table 2.5.1 for exceptions) of the current season AND

  • Be on the current National Senior NRPS^ at the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships OR
  • Earn points^ at a Division I NAC in the current season OR
  • Be in the top 8 of the adjusted* Junior (Under 19) NRPS at the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships of the current season OR
  • Be in the top 4 of the adjusted* Cadet (Under 16) NRPS at the regular fee entry deadline for these Championships of the current season OR
  • Placed in the top 8 in the previous season Division I-A National Championships OR
  • Placed in the top 4 in the previous season Division II National Championships OR
  • In men’s epee and women’s epee, one of three fencers named by the U.S. Modern Pentathlon Association. The top three fencers in the US Modern Pentathlon in men's epée and women's epée will be eligible to compete in the Division I men's epée and women's epée events, respectively, without qualifying by any other means. US Modern Pentathlon fencers MUST be USA Fencing members.

^ Points will be awarded for places 33-64 at Senior, Junior and Cadet NACs if there are at least 160 fencers in the competition. These points will be used for seeding national competitions. In order to be considered on the point standings for the purposes of selection or qualification for each category there must be at least one 32nd place result and the total points must be at least: 275 for senior; 165 for junior; 110 for cadet. 

* Age adjusted for the 2012 Division I National Championships: For the Junior NRPS, fencers with birth year of 1992 will be “aged out” i.e., eligible birth year range = 1993-1999. For the Cadet NRPS, fencers with the birth year of 1995 will be “aged out” i.e., eligible birth year range = 1996-1999.



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