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:
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Fortune Fencing Collegians in NCAA Fencing Colleges
|Simon Redding||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Shirley Luong||Northwestern University|
|McGregor Mooney||Boston College|
|Anna Gooch||Tufts University|
|Kendrick Mooney||Northwestern University|
|John Tuddenham||Columbia University|
|Ry Farley||Vassar College|
|Adrian Ballard||Haverford College|
|Justin Phen||University of California San Diego|
|Emily Gifford||University Incarnate Word|
|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|
|Benjamin Yeh||Georgetown University|
|Chloe Daniel||University of Pennsylvania|
|Daniel Comer||John Hopkins University|