Fencing Summer Nationals and the July Challenge represent the highest level of domestic fencing competition, and it is, for many, the ultimate goal for the season.
This year the Fencing Summer Nationals and the July Challenge will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. There will be 93 events in total, and we expect to witness an amazing and inspiring event!
Both competitions are held in the same venue, the only difference is the name, and the events that run in each category:
Fencers can check their status for qualification purposes on the USA Fencing website, but here are the qualifying paths for each division.
It’s highly recommended that fencers work closely with their coaches to create a plan and find ways that individually suit them, to qualify.
For reference, the 2022-23 USFA Athlete Handbook is included here.
Y10 National Championships
Born from 2012-2015, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, & one of the following:
Y12 National Championships
Born from 2010-2013, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, & one of the following:
Y14 National Championships
Born from 2008-2011, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, & one of the following:
Born from 2006-2009 & one of the following:
Born from 2003-2009 & one of the following:
Born in 2008 or earlier, class A, B, or C, & meet one of the following:
Born in 2008 or earlier, class A, B, C, D, E, or U, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, & meet one of the following:
Born in 2008 or earlier, class C, D, E, or U at the time of registration, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, & meet one of the following:
Born in 2008 or earlier, class D, E, or U at the time of registration, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, & meet one of the following:
Meet the age eligibility requirements for their division – V40, V50, V60, V70+ and V80+ & meet one of the following:
Compete in the current season Div 1 or Div 2 championship
November 6-7, 2021.
Historical thing has happened past weekend in Newton! Beaver was hosting regionals where for the first time Dynamo was taking a part as an official Partner. In collaboration with Star Fencing Academy (Needham, MA) and Absolute Fencing Gear company more than 550 fencers were competing in youth and Cadet age categories.
Dynamo Junior Team members have demonstrated outstanding focus and very good performance, and have won club medal count standing! Men Team have won all 4 age groups! Shoutout on gold to Ben Kogan (U16), Daniel Kushkov (Y14), Evan Kang (Y12) and Avinash Kumar (Y10)! Dynamo got 24 medals in all categories!
Congratulation to all fencers, coaches and parents! Go Dynamo!
July 14, 2021
Despite of obstacles and covid related limitation, Dynamo fencers have demonstrated great performance and got best (so far!) medal score! Shoutout on Gold to Robin Pernice in VET50WS! Bronze medal in Y14MS got Edward Maklin. It's Eddie second National medal! Both Medvinsky Sasha (Y12WS) and Daniel (Y10MS) made to the top 8 and got their very first National medals!
Many top 16 and 32! Hard work pays off!
Looking forward to the new season and upcoming International sleep away camp!
August 23, 2020
Dynamo Annual Award Ceremony is in the book! More than 200 awards were given today at the club! It was such a pleasure to see all of you in-person or online!
More than 200 awards for all ages were given today at the club!
MVP 2020: Dynamo coaches! Anya Kushkova, John Konovalov, Eva Jellison, Dasha Kudriavtseva, Jack Duval, Emmie Grody - you are the best! Without your dedication and passion we would not have such a great results!
Special congrats to Robin Pernice and Simon Kushkov on their "A" ratings and making to the US World Teams! Congrats to Sasha Shirpal and Robin on keeping #1 US National points list! Also, Ben Kogan (Gold) and Daniel Medvinsky (Bronze) are winning regional patches! Shoutout to Toma Kobozeva, Michael Nil, and Simon Kushkov on All American Academic 1st team! We got numerous regional and national level medals of all kind, and 54 qualifiers for the National Championships in 88 events! It's a new club record! Thank you all parents, relatives and friends for continuous help and support! All results are a TEAM work!
We are optimistic and looking forward to a new season!
We Love Fencing! Boston Strong! Go Dynamo!!!
July 17, 2020
Congratulations to the 2019-20 USA Fencing All-American Team members! Dynamo athletes hailed from nearly 200 clubs around the nation!
Shoutout to Toma Kobozeva, Simon Kushkov and Michael Nil for making FIRST All-American Team!
They managed tough competitive schedule with great grades!
Complete Roster: https://www.usafencing.org/news_article/show/1113785
We are really proud of you!
February 23, 2020
On February 14, 2020 Simon Kushkov secured his spot on the World Cadet National Team at the Junior Olympics in Columbus Ohio when he captured a bronze medal. The four day tournament drew more than 2,300 fencers from 44 states and broke the record for the largest edition of the competition in the history of the event.
The bronze at the Junior Olympics is the most recent success in an epic season for Kushkov, a sophomore ranked No. 2 in the nation in his age group in saber fencing. He's traveled both the country and the world this past year racking up a variety of wins that culminated in the national honor.
In addition to a gold in the Cadet World Cup, Godollo, Hungary (Team) and bronze in Cadet World Cup in Sofia, Bulgaria Simon has brought home 7 national and international medals in U17 age category. Also competing in U20 he placed 9th in the 2019 July Challenge Cup and 14th in the 2020 February Junior World Cup (Germany).
Simon and the two other athletes named to World Cadet Saber Team USA will have the opportunity to fence at the 2020 Junior and Cadet World Championships this fall.