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General Information

HEMA: July 11-12, 2020

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

Women’s Longsword
Mixed Synthetics


Day                                         Event                                     

Saturday, July 11
9 a.m.                              Singlestick
Noon                               Longsword
Noon                               Women’s Longsword

Sunday, July 12
9 a.m.                              Rapier
Noon                               Mixed Synthetics


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

Basic safety requirement:

Fencing mask for all weapons.  Protective jacket for all events.   Women will wear a chest protector for all events.  Singlestick can use a normal fencing glove.  Other weapons will require sturdier hand protection.   Gorgets required.  Men must wear a protective cup.  Joints must be protected.

Equipment will be inspected at event.   This means someone may hit you with a stick to check that all safety gear is in place.  If you do not have appropriate equipment, and none is available to borrow, you will not be able 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 may be required 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

$45 per participant until July 12
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 2020 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); 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

Due to COVID-19, all athlete packets will be shipped. A shipping fee of $5 (Individuals) or $15 (Teams) will be added upon checkout. Packets include athlete shirt and one free Arby’s sandwich certificate per person. Athletes will receive their packet prior to competition.

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.

Further Information

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

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

Event Sponsor

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Official Member of the


Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504