The calendar includes Iowa tournaments, national tournaments, and suggested tournaments. As a general rule, all tournaments are free for spectators.
Registration and entry fees can range from $20 for local events to upwards of $100 for North American Cup (national-level) events. In order to fence in sanctioned (most) events, athletes must hold a competitive USA Fencing membership, which is $70 for the 2016-2017 season. We encourage traveling as a team – sharing lodging and carpooling – to keep expenses down. Tournaments and travel arrangements will be discussed at practice. We encourage all of our fencers to compete at some level.