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Referees' Commission Members

The USA Fencing Referees' Commission (RC) aims to facilitate the best possible athlete experience in American fencing competitions by developing and managing a group of competent and unbiased referees and creating an environment of fairness, honesty, integrity and respect.

The Commission is responsible for:

  • Developing referees
  • Developing seminars and exams
  • Legislation and interpretation of rules
  • Selecting and assigning referees at National Team qualifying competitions
  • Awarding referee classifications
  • Liaising with regional event organizers, and school and college programs
  • Conducting hearings on Code of Conduct or Code of Ethics breaches
  • Submitting candidates for FIE licensure
  • Assigning referees to international competitions
Name Title Email Joined the RC
Tasha Martin (formerly Poissant) Chair of the Referees' Commission 2020
Kelly Koehler Vice-Chair of the International Referee Development and Assignments Committee 2016
Patrick Webster Vice-Chair of the Domestic Referee
Development Committee 2017
Bradley Baker Vice-Chair of the Rules
and Examinations Committee 2022
Sean Shumate Vice-Chair of the Domestic
Assignments Committee 2022
Sue Borgos Referee Ombudsman 2020

Rules and mask questions:

Ethics Complaints: