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General Information

HEMA: July 8-10, 2022

Bellevue University – Gordon Lozier Athletic Center (1000 Galvin Rd S, Bellevue) – View Map

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division.   Iron man/woman award will be given to the overall best competitor in all three weapons, as well as best overall competitor from Nebraska.  Other awards may be available.


Event Name

Beginner Longsword*
Women’s Longsword
Mixed Synthetics

*Beginner Longsword is for those who have not medaled in a longsword event before.  Additionally, if the Tournament Director believes they are not novice enough, they will be moved to the regular Longsword event.



Friday, July 8
5:30 p.m. / Beginner Longsword

Saturday, July 9
8:30 a.m. / Singlestick
1 p.m. / Longsword
1 p.m. / Women’s Longsword

Sunday, July 10
8:30 a.m. / Rapier
1 p.m. / Mixed Synthetics


Rules will be available at https://www.facebook.com/CSGHEMA/ and http://starpaw.com/hema/.

Basic safety requirement:

Fencing mask, protective jacket, gorget, and joint protection is required for all events.  Men will have a cup. Women will have a chest protector.  Specific gear requirements are listed in the rules.  If gear requirements listed in the rules are not met, and the participant cannot borrow the needed gear, they will not be permitted to participate.

Women’s Longsword:  If there are not enough women for their own event, they can fence the open event for pools and medal separately.

Judging:  Fencers are expected to help judge events that they are not currently fighting in.

Direct Eliminations:  The top eight fencers out of pools will fence in direct eliminations.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

NEW THIS YEAR: CSG souvenir items can be purchased at our online store HERE.  All online store orders will be shipped directly to the athlete from the supplier.

$45 per participant June 2 – July 5

Additional events – $10
OLYMPIC events – $25

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2022 Cornhusker State Games; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Athlete Packets

Packets will be available for in-person pickup on Friday, July 15 from 8 am – 7 pm at Lincoln East High School.

Packets include athlete shirt (if registered by June 1), athlete pass, and Nebraska State Fair Admission Pass. ​

The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Opening Ceremonies

The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!

The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.

For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Fencing – HEMA Director Cat Souliere at catskyfire@gmail.com.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

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Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
PO Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

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7620 N 70th
Lincoln, NE 68517