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.
Through a partnership with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, USA Fencing is pleased to offer two parafencing development grants totaling $30,000 to USA Fencing clubs looking to grow the sport.
The parafencing development grants will allow two USA Fencing clubs to create a sustainable parafencing program with multiple parafencing athletes. The top submission will receive $20,000 while the runner-up submission will receive $10,000.
Applications should emphasize inclusivity and creativity with the selected applicant using a portion of the grant to attend one of the IWAS World Cups in 2021 as well as providing community partner information and potential adaptive events the club will use to demo the sport in their area.
Current selection procedures as of January 21, 2021
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.
Team USA official selection procedures
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.