NYFA fencers showed great results at the Mission Super Youth Circuit over the past weekend and proved once more that we are a leading club in youth epee fencing in New York City.
- Alan Temiryaev represented NYFA in Y10 and Y12 age groups where he earned silver and bronze medals respectively. Great Job Alan – you made our club proud. Keep practicing so you take gold home next time. Alan has been fencing for a little over a half a year and we congratulate him on great early results!
- Bennett Cohen earned a second medal for NYFA in Y12. Bennett fenced very well and was one touch away from taking a bronze medal home. Bennett is fencing first year in the Y12 category and already shows that he is a strong competitor in this age group. Good job Bennett!
- Skyler Chin was silver medalist in Y14 age group where he showed again that he is one of the best Y14 fencers in USA. Sky was recovering this year from his ankle injuries and demonstrated that he is getting back in shape by making top 8 in the North American Cup a month ago and taking silver this time. Great job Sky, we wish you full recovery by Summer Nationals and we will try for gold there!
- Romain Cannone fenced well and earned a bronze medal in Y14. He lost by one touch to his teammate Skyler Chin in a dramatic bout. Romain, you showed solid fencing and we are looking forward for your performance at Summer Nationals!
- Abigail Soto made top 8 in Y12 women’s epee. It was her first time competing at a national tournament but Abigail managed to keep her focus and gave a good fight to many experienced fencers. Good job Abi!
Also we would like to encourage all our young fencers who practice hard and are on their way to becoming medalists on the national level:
- Jaclyn Khrol – was one touch away from earning bronze in Y10
- Mark Dolgonos – won two bouts despite the fact that he is only 8 years old competing with 10 year old fencers
- Katie Tan – fenced first time at SYC
- Michael Burovsky – showed great fencing in pools but didn’t keep his focus for DE’s.
- Brian Sanker – made top 16. Good job Brian you are consistently improving!
- Ivan Shybaila – well done – very first tournament and 2 victories in pool!
- Josh Sikarevich – also first year in Y12 but shows consistent improvement!
- Nathan Vaysberg – was close to winning his DE! Wish you better luck next time – keep working on your “en garde”!
- David Lu – fenced first time at SYC
- Sam Burman – one touch away from top 16
- Gideon Spano – first time at SYC but was fighting very hard!
And congratulations to Richard Kim who fenced in “Jeff Wolfe Div 1A & Div 2 ROC at Mission” – it was a C2 event and Richard made top 8 – he qualified for Division III Nationals and earned his “E2012”!