Army and Navy will each field full men's and women's fencing teams who will compete separately in an NCAA dual meet format. In that format, there will be 9 bouts per gender per weapon (total 27 bouts per gender). Each weapon squad (epee, sabre, foil) in each gender must win 5 of 9 bouts to win; each gender team must win 14 of 27 bouts to win, and the team with 28 or more total victories takes the overall combined men's/women's 6-weapon team crown.
The British Royal Marines will be a special guest and will field a foil squad to compete against the foil squads from Army & Navy. Those matches will be in Olympic format, scored on a 45-touch relay.
The men's events are tentatively scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM and conclude at roughly 2:30 PM. The women's events are scheduled to begin immediately after the conclusion of the men's events.
This will be a great opportunity for people to see a collegiate fencing meet close to home and, most importantly, support the future leaders and officers of our armed forces!
Some U.S. Olympians will be refereeing, including Ivan Lee (2004) and David Micahnik (1960, 1964, 1968; and US Fencing Hall of Fame).
Bob Campbell, a member of the Philly Pops and co-owner of IQnection (a local web design, marketing, and hosting company) will be performing the National Anthems of the United States and United Kingdom.
There is NO ENTRY FEE. Admission is on a first come, first-served basis and is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
More info to follow, so please check back frequently!
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