Each year, USA Fencing hosts parafencing competitions at two North American Cups alongside able-bodied events as well as the USA Fencing Parafencing National Championships, which is held in conjunction with the Division I National Championships.
U.S. tournaments are open to any parafencer age 13 and older with fencers of all classifications fencing in the same event.
As previously noted, attendance at the May camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado will be by invite only.
The invitations will be a collective effort from Brandon Dyett, Ginny Boydston and Mickey Zeljkovic.
While there will continue to be development camps of all skill levels held throughout the year, the Olympic Training Center camps will look to breed a spirited environment for those who are competitive internationally and/or continue to show improvement and potential on the World Cup circuit.
The parafencing program is a work on two fronts: We want to work to be competitive internationally, especially as we head into the Paralympic Games, and we want to be a sport of development and community for all athletes. The invitation process is not meant to be exclusionary but to further enhance those who have podium potential.
Invitations for this camp, which will run May 10-May 16, will be sent by email on Tuesday, March 26th.
If you have any questions, please email Brandon Dyett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The international governing body for wheelchair fencing has announced the qualifying path for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. The qualification period will run from November 1, 2018 - May 31, 2020. You can find the full breakdown here.
USA Fencing will release more information on this process as it becomes available. The first event with Tokyo implications will be the Tbilisi, Georgia World Cup.
In 2018, the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing Executive Committee agreed on the introduction of a fee for the registration and licensing of all Wheelchair fencing athletes and referees. This license will be introduced from January 1st, 2018 and will run annually ending on December 31st each year.
The fee is $30.
To ensure your licensing is complete, please follow this link.
All athletes must be registered and licensed before they are entered into any IWAS competitions.