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Fencing Spirit of Sport

USA Fencing Spirit of Sport Recognition 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. 

Each quarter, USA Fencing selects one winner from each region who exemplifies:

  • Commitment
  • Dedication
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusion
  • Passion
  • Sportsmanship
  • Character
 

Anyone may nominate and winners can be anyone in the fencing world, from fencers to coaches to armorers to volunteers. This is not necessarily an award for talent but more to recognize those individuals who embody the ideals that define the sport of fencing!

Winners receive:

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

2018-19 nomination deadlines and winners:

  • Quarter 1: Click here to view the winners.
  • Quarter 2: Click here to view the winners.
  • Quarter 3: Winners announced soon
  • Quarter 4: May 1, 2019

Annual Winner

NEW! Starting in the 2018-19 season, USA Fencing will honor one annual winner. After the fourth quarter winners have been announced, a selection committee will name the top selection in each region. The fencing community will then select the winner from the final six in an online vote available to the entire USA Fencing membership. The overall winner will receive a plaque and will be honored at the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge. 

Quarter Two Winners

Darby Duchow; Ryan Bardellini; John Carroll; Erika Retamel Velarde; Ethan Strand; Nicholas Beach

Quarter One Winners

Olivia Steverson; Cooper Smith; Aaron Ruby; Aditi Soin; Kate Sierra; and Rebekah Bucur

To read about our past winners, click here.