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NAC B Press Release

11/15/2010, 6:14am CST
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USA Fencing to hold North American Cup B at Frontier Airlines Center

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (November 15, 2010) – USA Fencing, the national governing body for the sport of fencing in the United States, will hold its second tournament of the 2010-2011 season, North American Cup B, November 19-22 at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee. This will be the first time USA Fencing has been to the area.

More than 1400 U20, U17, and Y14 fencers, making up 2300 competitors, will compete in 18 events. Individual competitions in all three fencing weapons – epee, foil and saber – occur throughout the weekend and are open and free to the public. U20 Men’s Epee and U17 Men’s Saber fencers start off the annual North American Cup tournament on Friday morning in Exhibit Hall 301 ABC at the Frontier Airlines Center.  This tournament serves as a qualification path for USA Fencing’s Junior Olympics, which will take place in Dallas in February 2011.

The sport of fencing features three weapons: epee, foil and saber; formats and techniques vary for each weapon.  More information will be available on site for  spectators who are not familiar with fencing.

“USA Fencing is excited to come to Milwaukee for North American Cup B,” said Christine Strong Simmons, Associate Executive Director of USA Fencing, “This is the largest November event we have ever held with over 1400 athletes.  We attribute this large number to the fact that Milwaukee is centrally located and easily accessible.”

For more information on USA Fencing’s North American Cup B, click here.

About USA Fencing: USA Fencing is the recognized National Governing Body for the sport of fencing in the United States. USA Fencing changed its name from the U.S. Fencing Association in July 2010. The USFA was founded in 1891 as the Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA) by a group of New York fencers seeking independence from the Amateur Athletic Union. The AFLA changed its name to the United States Fencing Association in 1981. USA Fencing is affiliated with the Féderation Internationale d'Escrime (FIE), the international federation for fencing founded in Paris in 1913. The USFA was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in Pennsylvania in 1964 and in Colorado in 1993 in compliance with the Amateur Sports Act and opened its national office at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. in August of 1982. For more visit, or

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