Forty schools converged on Knoxville, TN, last weekend (April 7-8) to contest the United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs’ (USACFC) National Championships.

With over 500 collegiate athletes competing across individual and team weapon events, these annual championships earn their reputation as the largest collegiate fencing event in the world.

Held this year inside the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the programs competing, this was the culmination of their years work. With a stronger focus on the team and squad events compared to the recent NCAA conference and championship events, the collegiate club teams were seeded based on their results at regional events.

Participating regional conferences were The New England Intercollegiate Fencing Conference (NEIFC), The Southern Intercollegiate Fencing Association (SIFA), The Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Fencing Association (MACFA), The Midwest Fencing Conference (MFC), The Baltimore-Washington Collegiate Fencing Conference (BWCFC), The Southern Atlantic Conference (SAC), and The Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California (IFCSC)

Each year the tournament takes place over two full competition days to determine the individual male and female champions in each weapon, the male and female squad champions in each weapon, and the overall combined school winner. The first USACFC National Championships were held in 2003 with 15 teams and since then it has grown to an event capped at 39 registered schools in any single event.

The results from last weekend are as follows, with points totals:


Combined 6-Weapon

1. Dartmouth College 1645 points
2. University of Michigan 1630 points
3. University of Florida 1415 points

Women’s 3-Weapon

1. Dartmouth College 920
2. University of Michigan 760
3. University of Florida 755

Men’s 3-Weapon

1. Cornell University 930
2. University of Michigan 870
3. Dartmouth College 725

Men’s Squads:


1. University of Michigan 330
2. The university of Austin at Texas 315
3. Cornell University 300


1. Dartmouth College 330
2. Cornell University 315
3. University of California, Berkeley 300


1. University of Chicago 330
2. Cornell University 315
3. University of California, Berkeley 300

Women’s Squads:


1. Dartmouth College 330
2. United States Naval Academy 315
3. University of Massachusetts, Amherst 300


1. The University of Texas at Austin 330
2. Boston University 315
3. University of Chicago 300


1. University of Michigan 330
2. Dartmouth College 315
3. The College of New Jersey 300


Men’s Sabre

1. Sean Li – The University of Texas at Austin
2. David Cichocki – University of Michigan
3. Bailey Michell – Cornell University

Men’s Epee

1. Zoltan Mihaly – Cornell University
2. Ethan Madison – University of Michigan
3. Travis Dill – Navy

Men’s Foil

1. Owen Sconzo – Cornell University
2. Alec Stuart – University of Wisconsin
3. Michael Soukar – University of Michigan

Women’s Sabre

1. Kayleigh Mentzer – Dartmouth College
2. Priyanka Ghosh – University of Massachussets
3. Emmie Grody – University of Michigan

Women’s Epee

1. Grace Neveu – University of Texas at Austin
2. Jungsoo Ahn – Carnegie Mellon
3. Doreen Wu – Boston University

Women’s Foil

1. Cindy Shen – Dartmouth College
2. Claudia Sun – Army
3. Alinah Purdy-Sachs – University of Michigan

For a results recap, visit USACFC’s website here. For the full list of all round results go to the live results website here.