Fencing is a competitive sport involving swords. Fencing has been one of the events in every modern Olympic Games, and is a recognized NCAA sport. The United States Fencing Association is the governing body in the US for Olympic fencing, recognized by the International Fencing Federation and the US Olympic Committee. The Colorado Division represents the USFA in the state of Colorado. This web site provides a variety of divisional information.
If you are an experienced fencer interested in participating in Colorado, you are probably interested in the page listing contact information for fencing clubs in Colorado. If you are interested in beginning fencing, many of the clubs offer regular beginners classes. Beginners classes are also taught by several of the recreation centers along the Front Range.
The Division maintains a modest set of electric scoring equipment. Please follow the "Division Equipment" link in the navigation column to the left for more information.
The Division is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
News and Announcements
Upcoming Referee Clinic
South Denver Fencing Academy is sponsoring a referees clinic on September 28, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with lunch provided. This is an official FOC Referee Seminar with Gerrie Baumgart as our presenter. Preregistration is appreciated, but not mandatory. No charge for currently rated referees. Otherwise, $50 for 1st family member, $30 for each additional family member. Completion of this type of seminar is a requirement to earn a referee rating from the USFA. Additional information is available at askFRED.
Minutes From Annual Meeting
A preliminary draft of the minutes from the Division's 2014 annual meeting can be downloaded from here.
Reminder for Athletes
If you are participating in competitive USFA events at higher levels, it is the responsibility of the athlete to verify that their current rating is being used by the bout committee for seeding in pools. It can make a difference in where you are placed.
Reminder for Colorado Club Owners
Per the USFA's safe sport policy, referees at sanctioned events should hold a professional USFA membership in addition to their regular membership.