July Challenge:

       Division I

  1. Eligibility for Division I (age, classification and qualification path)

Fencers must be at least 13 years old on 1 January in the year of the competition (see Table 2.5.1 for exceptions). Fencers must have a classification of “A”, “B”, or “C” at the entry deadline.

  1. Qualification

Fencers must meet eligibility requirements AND

  • Be on the current Senior National Rolling Point Standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Top 48 of Junior NRPS at the regular fee entry deadline and age eligible OR
  • Top 24 of the Cadet NRPS at the regular fee deadline and age eligible OR
  • Top 16 from Div IA Regional Points Standings OR
  • Be in the top 4 of the Division II regional points at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • 2017 NCAA National Championships Individual Competitors (24) OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of an “A”, “B” as defined in the Section 2.2.5 in the Athlete Handbook.

Cadet July Challenge

  • Fencers must meet eligibility AND
  • Be on Cadet NRPS (Age out after JOs) OR
  • Be in the top 50% of the Y14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Be in the top 50% of your region’s Cadet Regional Circuit Points OR
  • Top 50% of their region’s Junior Regional Circuit Points OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on the Cadet or Junior Regional Point Standing OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of “A”, “B” or “C” as defined in the Section 2.2.5 in the Athlete Handbook.

Junior July Challenge

  • Fencers must meet age eligibility AND
  • On Junior NRPS (Age out rankings after JOs) by entry deadline OR
  • On Cadet NRPS (Age out rankings after JOs) OR
  • Be in the top 50% of your region’s Junior Regional Circuit Points OR
  • Earn at least 65 regional points on the Junior Regional Point Standing OR
  • Be in the top 25% of the Youth 14 national rolling point standings (NRPS) at the regular fee entry deadline OR
  • Foreign athletes who meet the USA Fencing classification standard of “A”, “B” as defined in the Section 2.2.5 in the Athlete Handbook.

Senor Team July Challenge

The Senior Team events at the July Challenge Tournament are no longer a Championship event.All non-championship team events held at the national level will have no club or division affiliation requirements. Any three or four fencers that are age or gender eligible for the Senior Team event may enter a team.