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About NC Fencing

About the North Carolina Fencing Division

From the Mountains to the Sea, the North Carolina Division is sanctioned to administer all fencing in North Carolina, including tournaments, qualifying events, ratings changes and all local matters. The executive committee is comprised of volunteers from different clubs throughout North Carolina. We help fencers and clubs in our local area interface with the National Office and do our best to promote the growth of fencing locally.  
Our fencing clubs and coaches come from a broad range of experience and backgrounds.  We have fencers from beginners, National competitors, and International Competitors.  The North Carolina Division is part of the Southeast Section.


Division I NCAA Teams

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University

North Carolina is also home to two Division I NCAA Fencing teams, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University.  Both schools have a long and successful history. 
The University of North Carolina, an institution rich in both academic and athletic tradition, has experienced many changes since it’s inception in 1967. For 51 years, the fencing program was helmed by Dr. Ron C. Miller until his retirement in 2018.  The program has achieved a great deal of success over the years. Four Carolina fencers have been U.S. National Fencing Team members while two have competed in the Olympics. The Tar Heels have had at least one fencer compete in the NCAA Championships in each year of the UNC program.
Duke University also has a rich history along with rival UNC.  For over 30 years, Duke Fencing is lead by Alex Beguinet.  Fencers have been All-American and NCAA Champions.  Several fencers have also been Olympic team members.