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USA Fencing National Championships & July Challenge (Summer Nationals 2024) — Columbus

USA Fencing National Championships & July Challenge (Summer Nationals)

Dates: June 29 – July 8, 2024
Location: Greater Columbus Convention - 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 | Halls A - C
Events offered: All Divisions and Age Groups (except for Vet Combined)

Registration opens: Feb. 22
Regular Entry deadline: May 10
Qualification Deadline: May 10 
Withdrawal Deadline: June 7 
Classification Deadline: June 28 5 PM Local Time 
Petition deadline: May 17 (Petition form is here)

How to qualify: Read this

Don't want to carry your fencing bag back and forth from the hotel to the venue? Reserve Here

Hotel Booking

To book your hotel room with USA Fencing's official provider, GroupHousing, and receive the best available rates, click here.

Education BootcampsRegister for the Bootcamp here

  • Athlete Education Bootcamp: How to Standout in the Recruiting Process: Tips and insights on making yourself more in demand with college coaches. High school students only. 

  • Parent Education Bootcamp: Being an NCAA Parent: Supporting your athlete through recruitment and retention in college fencing. Parents of high school athletes only.

InGenius Prep Admissions Sessions (Preregistration is strongly encouraged)

USA Fencing College Fair: Featuring more than two dozen schools with NCAA fencing programs, the fair is a not-to-miss chance for rising juniors and seniors to connect with college coaches.

Preregister for the College Fair


  • Fencers must be rising Juniors or Seniors to enter the College Fair.
  • Sessions are capped; advance registration highly recommended.
  • Both sessions are identical, and fencers should choose only one.
  • To ensure a personal and productive experience, each session is limited to 200 participants, and pre-registration is strongly recommended.

4–4:30 p.m.: Check-in for Session 1

4:30–6 p.m.: College Fair, Session 1

5:30–6 p.m.: Check-in for Session 2

6:30–8:00 p.m.: College Fair, Session 2

Class of 2024 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

This year's event will be on July 2, 2024, at 6 p.m. (with cocktail hour) at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Buy your tickets now.

Register by May 10 at regular fees

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