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Spirit of Sport

About the Program

Do you know someone in the fencing community who exemplifies the true meaning of sport?  We want to share their story with the fencing community. 

The Spirit of Sport program strives to recognize the incredible individuals making a positive impact on the fencing community. Each quarter, USA Fencing selects one winner from each region who exemplifies each of the five USA Fencing core values:

  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusion
  • Passion

Please note, this award program does not take an individual's fencing results into consideration. While they may be included, Spirit of Sport focuses on the ideals that define the sport of fencing, including commitment, dedication, sportsmanship and character. Winners may be anyone from the fencing community, from fencers to coaches to armorers to volunteers. The only requirement is the nominee must be a current member of USA Fencing.

Winners receive:

  • Exclusive USA Fencing Spirit of Sport t-shirt
  • Recognition on USA Fencing website and social media channels

Nomination Deadlines

2022-23 Spirit of Sport Program

Quarter 1 - Open Now - click link above to NOMINATE

8/1/2022 - 10/31/2022

Quarter 2 - Opens 11/1/2022                         Closes 01/30/2023

Quarter 3 - Opens 02/01/2023                       Closes 04/30/2023

Quarter 4 - Opens 05/01/2023                       Closes 07/01/2023

To view past USA Fencing Spirit of Sport winners and see their stories, click here.