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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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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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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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, 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 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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Forge Fencing Academy & Club salutes our 2022 class of High School Seniors. We are extremely proud of the resilience, determination, and hard work of these outstanding young adults. Over four years of high school — which included a global pandemic — they fenced hard in person at four different club sites and on Zoom, supported their teammates at practice and competitions, and kept up their studies. Congratulations to the Class of ’22 as they head off into the collegiate world!

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Love your rival! They make us better, stronger…

Coaches Cathleen and Jen showing support for their past varsity teams.
To celebrate, we’d like to invite current collegiate fencers to join us for open bouting throughout the month of April.

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