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Fencing 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. 

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 channel


2018-19 USA Fencing Spirit of Sport Annual Winner

Congratulations to our 2018-19 USA Fencing Spirit of Sport Annual Winner, Aditi Soin! 

To read more about Aditi's story, click here.

Starting with the 2018-19 season, USA Fencing honors one annual winner. The overall winner receives a plaque and is honored at the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge. 

Nomination Deadlines and Winners

2019-20 nomination deadlines:

Quarter 1: October 1- NOMINATE SOMEONE HERE

Quarter 2: December 1

Quarter 3: March 1

Quarter 4: May 1

Read about the 2018-19 Spirit of Sport quarterly winners.

  • Quarter 1 winners: Click here 
  • Quarter 2 winners: Click here 
  • Quarter 3 winners: Click here 
  • Quarter 4 winners: Click here 

To read about all our past winners, click here.

Quarter Four Winners

Jisun Kim, Jared Felker, Maia Weintraub, Spencer Burke, Amelia Toffelmire and Walter Green

Quarter Three Winners

Bryan Stafford, Emma Mensah, Mason Moskowitz, Sandor Mandoki, Jack Bolerjack and Drew Walker

Quarter Two Winners

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

Quarter One Winners

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