The USA Fencing Championships and July Challenge are at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from June 29 - July 8. This is going to be the biggest fencing event in the sport's history with more than 6,200 fencers competing. However, this isn't the first time Columbus has set the record for largest fencing event. In 2019, more than 5,400 competitors came out to set the record.


Fun Facts About the Championships

  • 10,000 estimated attendance
  • $7.2 million in direct visitor spending
  • 105 strips (fencing surface)
  • 95 events
  • 10 days

Fans can attend the competition for free, with action going on each day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Exhibit Halls A-C. You can also watch live on YouTube if you can't make it out to the Convention Center. Check out the schedule.


Did you Know?

There are three weapons in fencing - epee, foil and saber - each with different rules and strategies. Learn more on USA Fencing's website.


Behind the Scenes

This summer, we’re turning the spotlight backstage – to highlight the people, processes and programs that make Columbus sports happen. Fencing is the subject of one of these stories, airing on NBC4 in July. Join us as we go behind the scenes in Columbus sports this summer.