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Fencing Spirit of Sport

USA Fencing Spirit of Sport Annual Winner

Voting is now closed. The 2018-19 USA Fencing Spirit of Sport Annual Winner will be announced during the USA Fencing National Championships.

To read more about the Annual Winner nominations, read the full story here

Starting this season, USA Fencing will honor one annual winner. A selection committee has named the top selection in each region, so there are six finalists. The fencing community then has the opportunity to vote on the winner from June 3-9 in an online vote. The overall winner will receive a plaque and will be honored at the USA Fencing National Championships and July Challenge. 

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 channels

Nomination Deadlines and Winners

2019-20 nomination deadlines will be released after Summer Nationals.

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