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Absolute Fencing Gear® to Supply USA Fencing National Team Uniforms Through 2020

02/16/2017, 9:45am CST
By Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing is pleased to announce that Absolute Fencing Gear® has signed on as the official national team uniform supplier through 2020.

Through this new partnership, Absolute Fencing Gear® will supply uniforms to members of the USA Fencing Senior, Junior and Cadet and World Championship Teams for four years with athletes receiving the Signature Series three-piece uniform and lamé as well as a mask and a USA equipment bag.

All World Championship Team members also will have access to discounted merchandise, including fencing equipment as well as uniforms.

Absolute Fencing Gear® first joined USA Fencing’s family of sponsors in 2012 as the national tournament equipment supplier and has supported the growth of fencing throughout the United States by serving as the title sponsor for multiple international events, including the upcoming Absolute Fencing Gear® FIE Grand Prix Long Beach.

Absolute also supports high school fencers as the founding sponsor of the USA Fencing All-Academic Scholarship Program in which $10,000 is awarded to top students annually.

“We’re all very excited to have Absolute support USA Fencing’s National Teams by providing uniforms that will be worn by the U.S. Team when fencing on the world’s largest stages,” said USA Fencing Executive Director Kris Ekeren (Littleton, Colo.) “Thank you to Absolute founders Gary Lu and Amanda Ronning for all of their support over the past five years. Absolute has been such a great partner to USA Fencing and having the opportunity to grow and expand this relationship will be most beneficial to our team members over the next quadrennium.”

Owned and operated by former four-time NCAA All-American foil fencer Gary Lu (Bridgewater, N.J.) and his mother, fencing coach Amanda Ronning (Bridgewater, N.J.), Absolute Fencing Gear® was founded by the family more than 10 years ago and has provided equipment for major events, including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 Pan American Games, 2014 Youth Olympic Games, as well as many other international fencing competitions. Absolute Fencing Gear® also has been the official tournament equipment supplier for USA Fencing since 2012 and provided tournament equipment for all eight of USA Fencing’s annual national events.

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