At the largest fencing tournament in the world, with our largest team ever, Forge Fencing Teams experienced an exceptionally good 2024 USA Fencing Summer National Championships and July Challenge, June 29th-July 8th in Columbus, OH. Here are some of the highlights:

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Forge has 28 fencers competing in 61 events (individual and team) in all three weapons (foil, epee, and saber) at the 2024 USA Fencing Summer National Championships and July Challenge, June 29th-July 8th in Columbus, OH. In the largest USA Fencing Summer Nationals to date, this will be the largest Forge Fencing Team to attend

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Forge Fencing honors graduating seniors with an annual group salute. Each member of the community spoke to their memories of each new graduate and their positive impact on the club community.

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35 fencers from 3 different clubs across North Carolina came together at Forge Fencing for the 4th iteration of our 2023-2024 season Priority on Youth Tournament Series.

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Community fencers first gathered Tuesday, May 7th, from 6-8pm for an OPEN HOUSE to discuss the creation of Forge Cleveland.

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The Priority on Youth Tournament (POY) Series continues! The second event January 27th & 28th saw Forge Fencing hosting 46 athletes from 5 different clubs from across North Carolina competing in all three weapons. Apex Fencing Academy referees and to Forge Teams Teen Leaders for sharing their time and expertise. Full results…

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Forge Fencing has qualified 19 fencers for the USA Fencing National Junior Olympics in Charlotte, NC this February!

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Last weekend, January 19-21st, the Forge Fencing Team traveled to the 2024 Fairfax Challenge RYC/RJCC/ROC in Fredericksburg, VA. Forge fencers represented in all three weapons, many competing in multiple events and days. A total of 19 Forge fencers competed in 35 events!

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14 Forge athletes traveled to National Harbor, Maryland over the weekend to compete in what is billed as the “World’s Largest Youth Fencing Tournament.” This was the 14th iteration of this perennial event, and the Forge Team trekked up to compete in youth foil, epeé, and saber, and in regional cadet events for epeé and saber.

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Forge Fencing represented at the January North American Cup (NAC) in San Jose, CA this past weekend. Veteran fencers (adult fencers ages 40 and up) took the stage in all three weapons throughout the weekend along with Senior (ages 13 and above) team members.

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As we reflect on our contributions to Durham, NC and the USA Fencing community in 2023, we would like to say THANK YOU to all our fans, members and supporting organizations for a tremendous year! As we lean into 2024, we’d like to share a few images that reflect our 2023 evolution.

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The Priority on Youth Tournament (POY) Series is back! For the first event Forge Fencing hosted 43 athletes from 5 different clubs from across North Carolina. This is the longest running youth fencing tournament series in North Carolina, first launched by Mid-South Fencers’ Club in 2007 as a development path for saber fencers. POY has evolved into supporting all youth Olympic fencing weapons. The growth and development also extends to training coaches, referees, armorers, and tournament operations staff.

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I’ve joined the Academy! How does this work?

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Forge welcomed 398 competing athletes from Region 6 of USA Fencing over the weekend of October 14th & 15th, 2023. The event had a total of 233 foil entries, 218 epee entries, 245 saber entries and included 16 events representing all three Olympic-style fencing weapons in the categories of Y8, Y10, Y12, Y14, Cadet and Junior events.

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Forge Fencing will have 32 fencers competing in 16 events across 2 days this weekend at the Bull City RYC/RJCC/Y8 the weekend of October 14th & 15th, 2023. This USA Regional Qualification event will take place at the Leroy T. Walker Physical Education and Recreation Complex on the North Carolina Central University campus.

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Forge Fencing, a local leading fencing organization, is thrilled to announce the Bull City Y8 – RYC – RJCC fencing tournament will be held at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a distinguished Historically Black College or University (HBCU). This historic event marks a pivotal moment in USA Fencing, as it is the first regional fencing tournament to take place on the campus of an HBCU.

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Forge is pleased to share national recognition of Forge members’ accomplishments from 2022-2023 season.

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Forge Fencing Academy & Club is seeking qualified full-time foil and épée coach in order to support the rapid growth and development of our diverse programing in the Olympic and Paralympic sport of fencing in Durham, NC.

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Forge Fencing Teams competes at the 2023 Summer Nationals in Phoenix, AZ!

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Forge Teams’ last Teen Leadership meeting of the year on June 10th celebrated the accomplishments of our Teen Leaders, saluted our graduating seniors, trained for summer camp leadership, ate pizza, and planned for ways to increase outreach and build community next season!

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