Here’s yet another reason why the River City is marked with a circle-star on the map of cool: Sacramento is hosting the U.S. Fencing National Championships. Nearly 3,000 fencers will compete in a nine-day tournament, including members of the Women’s Olympic and Women’s World Champion Sabre teams. All the fast-paced dueling and foil-crossing action is free and open to the public. Even cooler, almost 50 locals from the Sacramento Fencing Club have qualified for competition. Come out and root for your local sabre masters July 3-11 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Call 635-6867 or visit www.USFencing.org for a complete schedule or more information.