OFFICIAL USAF REFEREE SEMINAR

AND PRACTICAL EXAMS

Hosted by JEFF BUKANTZ

  • 2X OLYMPIC TEAM CAPTAIN

  • 2X OLYMPIC REFEREE

  • 2X NBC OLYMPIC FENCING ANALYST

  • FIE RULES COMMISSION 2000-2008

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPETITOR

  • FIE COMMENTATOR

 

When:    Saturday, May 21, 2022

  • SEMINAR from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

  • PRACTICAL EXAMS 5:00-7:00 PM

 

Where:  UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

1241 Theo Dickinson Dr. Coral Gables

 

Who:      All referees, parents, coaches, and fencers are welcome

 

What:    The official USAF Referees Seminar            

  • 50 years of real-life experiences and anecdotes

  • Common sense approaches to refereeing 

  • Tactics and techniques needed to reach the next level

  • Jeff’s #1 secret to gaining the fencers’ confidence

  • Making sense of the rules

 

Cost:       $85 for the seminar as per the Referees Commission

              $10 per practical exam per weapon

              

THE WRITTEN EXAMS MUST NOW BE TAKEN ONLINE!!!  

Register at askfred.net or contact Jeff at:jbukantz@gmail.com

 

Local contact: Rafael Suarez, Gold Coast Division Chair at:

rafael_2000ad@hotmail.com

About Jeff

 

  • Jeff Bukantz is one of our country’s most experienced and successful referees

  • Refereed his first NCAA gold medal foil bout in 1978, at the age of 21

  • Refereed his first USFA National Championship gold medal foil bout in 1980, at the age of 23

  • Represented the United States at the World Championship, the World University Games, the Pan American Games, and the World Maccabiah Games 

  • Refereed at the Olympic Games in 1984 & 1996

  • Refereed at 8 Junior, Senior, and Veteran World Championships

  • Refereed the finals of the Olympic Games in Men’s Foil in 1996

  • Chair of the Fencing Officials Commission from 2002-2004

  • Captain of the 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Fencing Teams

  • NBC Olympic Fencing Analyst 2012 and 2016

  • FIE Commentator 2017-present

  • Member of the FIE Rules Commission from 2000-2008

  • Member of the USFA High Performance Committee (1988-2008)

  • Member of Fencing Officials Commission 1993-2008

  • NCAA Head Referee 2005-2010; NCAA Referee 1978-2010

  • Ivy League Head Referee 2010-present

  • ACC Head Referee 2015-present

  • Critically acclaimed author of “Closing the Distance”

  • American Fencing Magazine Rules/Referee columnist for over 25 years