Fencing In College

Fencing competitions enjoy a long tradition at many colleges and universities throughout the United States


The oldest college sporting trophy awarded was a fencing trophy called the "Little Iron Man”. This trophy is awarded to the top Men’s Fencing Team at the Intercollegiate Fencing Association's Championships. Fencing is also one of the first sports that women participated in on an intercollegiate basis.

Because of this tradition, nearly all colleges and universities have either a NCAA program or a Competitive Club program. U.S. News and World Report’s list of top 20 universities show that fourteen have NCAA programs and the other six have Competitive Club programs.

Thus a college applicant with fencing experience has an advantage in college admissions. Colleges and Universities recruit men and women who can fence to participate on their NCAA teams or for their Competitive Clubs. Many college age fencers believe that their fencing experience made the difference from them going to a “good” university to a “great” university.

Fencing can provide that needed edge that kids and parents seek in the highly competitive college admissions process. Fortune Fencing has worked with fencers who have grown up with us, graduated from high school and gone on to attend some of the countries finest colleges and universities. Many have continued to fence in college and some have been offered scholarships to compete on teams.

Fortune Fencing Competitive Fencers who have attended the following Universities: (see list) put this under the "about us" page. Link to Intercollegiate Fencing Association, United States Fencing Association, List of NCAA fencing schools, National Intercollegiate Women's Fencing Association thru wikipedia

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Fortune Fencing Collegians



Simon Redding Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Issac Gomez UCSD
Shirley Luong Northwestern University
McGregor Mooney Boston College
Anna Gooch Tufts University
Kendrick Mooney Northwestern University
John Tuddenham Columbia University
Ry Farley Vassar College
Emily Gifford Fairleigh Dickinson
Elly Hong Amherst College
Jamie Bang Boston College
Nicole Agob Air Force Academy
John Poremski Notre Dame University
Carson Becker Lawrence University
Peter Culpepper Cal State University Channel Islands