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What We're Reading: "What Is an Ally?" — from the WFencing Blog

11/29/2022, 11:45am CST, By USA Fencing

The WFencing Allies Committee is designed to help male allies find ways to actively promote the leadership of women in fencing. In this excerpt, Liz Mayerich discusses what it means to be an ally.

Fencer Meets Surgeon General to Discuss Mental Health

11/15/2022, 1:15pm CST, By Bryan Wendell

Last month, foil fencer Miranda Freedman was among 10 Ohio State student-athletes selected to meet with Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, to discuss mental health.

Ask USA Fencing: Why Aren’t Event Check-In Times Posted Earlier?

11/14/2022, 8:15am CST, By Bryan Wendell

The exact start times for specific events — aka check-in times — are posted approximately six weeks before a USA Fencing national tournament begins. Some in our community have asked why these times can’t be shared earlier.

Volunteers Wanted for USA Fencing Review Groups, Task Forces

11/12/2022, 11:15am CST, By Bryan Wendell

USA Fencing is looking for a few good individuals who want to help shape the future of our sport as members of review groups covering events, membership, high school fencing and collegiate fencing.

USA Fencing Welcomes Two New Vice Chairs to Board of Directors

11/10/2022, 5:45pm CST, By Bryan Wendell

Selina Kaing, an IT services expert who has performed transformational work with some of the world’s top companies, and Ivan Lee OLY, who parlayed successful fencing across multiple decades into a position as head fencing coach of Long Island University, have been named vice chairs.

USA Fencing Implements Transgender and Nonbinary Athlete Policy

11/07/2022, 4:30am CST, By Bryan Wendell

Athletes will be permitted to participate in USA Fencing-sanctioned events in a manner consistent with their gender identity/expression, regardless of the gender associated with the sex they were assigned at birth.

USA Fencing to Give Preference to States With More Inclusive Laws When Selecting Future Host Cities for National Tournaments

11/03/2022, 6:45am CDT, By Bryan Wendell

Giving priority to more inclusive states is just one way USA Fencing plans to show its ongoing support of women and of individuals who identify as LGBTQ — support that is increasingly essential as states pass anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion legislation.

USA Fencing Reaffirms Stance on Russian and Belorussian Athletes

11/02/2022, 7:00am CDT, By Bryan Wendell

USA Fencing will vote to prolong the ban on Russian and Belorussian fencers at a meeting of the FIE this month. Moreover, anyone who has held a Russian or Belorussian FIE license in the past three years will not be allowed to compete, coach or referee at USA Fencing-sanctioned tournaments.

Princeton, Notre Dame Top 2022-23 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

11/01/2022, 8:00pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell

The U.S. Fencing Coaches’ Association has unveiled the results of its preseason coaches’ poll, which ranks the top third of all collegiate fencing programs and the top half of Division III programs.

USA Fencing Removes Vaccination Requirement for National Tournaments

11/01/2022, 12:30pm CDT, By Bryan Wendell

Effective immediately, individuals are no longer required to show proof of vaccination to compete in or attend USA Fencing national tournaments. As the pandemic continues to evolve, we encourage members to receive vaccines and updated boosters and to wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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