If you've ever been fascinated by the sport of fencing, this weekend's Junior Olympics event is your big chance to see it up close.
USA Fencing's annual Junior Olympics National Championships will be held in Denver this weekend, February 15-18. Qualifying competitors from all over the country (born between 1999 and 2005) will face off in saber, foil, and epee events at the Colorado Convention Center.
"Fencing is a lifetime sport for people of all ages and backgrounds," the USA Fencing website states. "One of only five sports contested at every summer Olympic Games since 1896, fencing challenges athletes both physically and mentally while offering a supportive community and fun environment."
Founded in 1891 as the Amateur Fencers League of America, USA Fencing serves fencing athletes in all 50 states through its member clubs, as well as regional and national tournaments throughout the year.
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**Featured photo by Manky / #BizziTeam via USA Fencing's Facebook