Welcome to the Stanford Fencing Association

Welcome to the Stanford Fencing Association

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The Stanford Fencing Association supports and promotes the sport of fencing, a tradition at Stanford University since 1891. This organization is comprised of representatives from the Stanford Varsity team, club members, families, and the international fencing community. Contact us today for information about how you can become involved.

For information about Cardinal Fencing Club, group classes and private lessons, please visit Cardinal Fencing Club

Fencing at Stanford

The sport of fencing has a long and impressive history at Stanford University. It is currently one of the top-ranked collegiate programs in the United States, having placed 10th in the 2012 NCAA Championships. Stanford fencers have routinely competed in the NCAA Championships, and many have fenced internationally representing the United States. Since the completion of the new athletic facility in 2005, Stanford has hosted the NCAA Qualifiers and other tournaments on the collegiate circuit. For the past eighteen years, Stanford Fencing has contributed to the university's prestigious attainment of the Director's Cup, awarded to the collegiate athletic program with the greatest number of Top 10 sports teams in the country.

Last year, Stanford's fencing program faced the consequences of the economic downturn that affected the university and the country. The Save Stanford Fencing Website was created in order to raise awareness and support. The current team, coaches, parents, alumni, university affiliates or other interested parties worked hard throughout the year to seek funding and donations in order to sustain the program in the long term. In March 2010, the program received over $1.25 million from major donors, along with over $75 thousand raised from small donations, which will help sustain the program for the following three years and possibly longer. Today, Stanford Fencing faces a bright future, and the network of athletes, alumni, parents, club members, and donors continues to thrive.