Navy Fencing Team 

The United States Naval Academy Team dates back to 1896 (1845 refers to the establishment of the school) when it was the fourth team to join the IFA.  From these humble beginnings the team went on to win three NCAA National Championships, more national championships than any other program at the Naval Academy.  Among distinguished coaches of the Navy team included Francois Darrieulat (who had been Theodore Roosevelt’s fencing coach); and three generations of the Deladrier family, including Andre Deladrier (the first native-born coach of a U.S. Olympic fencing team) in 1960.  The Navy Fencing Team has also fielded 16 Olympians who won a total of 5 bronze metals for the US Olympic Team.  From this proud history, the current Naval Academy program stands as an ECA/Club status and competes at local, regional, and national tournaments.  Naval Academy Fencing fields a full men's and woman's team in all three weapons.  If you are interested in learning more about Naval Academy Fencing or would like to ask a question, please send us an email using the Contact Us section.  Thank you for entering our site and feel free to explore the Schedule, Roster, and Pictures section.