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As of April 16, 2021, Fencing has been cancelled due to COVID-19. This event will be back in 2022!


Saturday, July 31, 2021


Adult Epee: 8:00 am
Adult Foil; Youth Epee: 12:00 pm
Adult Saber: 2:00 pm


Beyer Hall, ISU Campus, Ames
Entrance to the building is on the south side


Steve Behrends

2022 State Games of America
Qualifying Event

2022 State Games of America

All Iowans are eligible to participate!


Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt for their entry fee. Pre-registered athletes may upgrade their cotton shirt for a dri-fit for an additional $12 through June 23.

T-shirt pick up will be located indoors at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center (MAP). To enter, use the north doors and enter at ground level. Hours are:

Friday, July 30: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, July 31: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 1: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Competition Format

Adult Epee will start at 8:00 am. Adult Epee check-in will be from 7:30-8:00 am.

Adult Foil and Youth Epee check-in will be from 11:30 am-12:00 pm and fencing will begin after Adult Epee is done.

Saber check-in will be from 1:30-2:00 pm and fencing will begin after Adult Foil and Youth Epee is done.

Competition will consist of one round of pools with everyone going into a direct elimination. ALL USFA RULES WILL BE ENFORCED!

Age Determining Date

For Open events, participants must be 13 years old as of January 1, 2021.

For Youth events, participants must be 14 or younger as of January 1, 2021.



Medals sponsored by Grinnell Mutual

Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will be awarded in each division.


Please contact the commissioner if you can provide scoring equipment.  Other personal equipment (foils, epees, body cords, lames for foils, jackets and masks, etc.) will need to be provided by the athlete.  Fencers must have all necessary protective clothing!


Adult Foil | Coed

Adult Epee | Coed

Youth Epee | Coed

Adult Saber | Coed

Registration Deadlines

$25 if registered by May 10
$30 if registered between May 11 – June 14
$35 if registered between June 14 – July 26

On-Site Registration
$40 Entry Fee; pre-registration is preferred

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