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Referee Information

Thank you very much for your interest in being involved as a referee (or armorer, or trainer, or Bout Committee member) in our event! It is no exaggeration to say we couldn't do it without you.

The host hotel for officials is the TownePlace Suites by Marriott-Fort Wayne North
located at 3949 Ice Way, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. The hotel is approximately 1.2 miles from the venue.

Breakfast is included with the hotel stay; lunch will be provided each day at the venue. We will also have volunteers circulating during the day with bottled drinks and snacks. We anticipate that each day will run from about 8:00am to no later than 7:00pm.

Requirements: Officials should have working knowledge of all current USA Fencing rules and rule changes as of March 1, 2023. Officials are not required to wear USA Fencing standard attire (navy jacket, grey pants or skirt) but are welcome to do so; in any event they should wear comparably professional clothing.

Our head referee for the day is Sean Shumate. Our head of Bout Committee is Madison-Lynn Haughie.


The organizers of the Championships are hiring officials to referee the two-day event as independent contractors. While USA Fencing ratings are not required, referee experience is preferred. Our goal is to hire referees who have ratings of 8 or higher OR comparable experience. Even if you are a 10 or unrated and wish to referee, please apply. If we are able to use you, we will!


At this time, please contact with interest in refereeing in 2023. 

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