Brooklyn, NY (February 4, 2014) – The three-day USA Fencing Super Youth Circuit ended favorably for young fencers from Brooklyn. The competition among athletes under 10, 12, and 14 years old took place in Washington D.C. on January 31st – February 2nd. Jaclyn Khrol, Alan Temiryaev, and Mark Dolgonos won silver and bronze medals in men’s and women’s epee Youth 10, Youth 12, and Youth 10 respectively. Going undefeated in the first round and seeded number one in the second round, Khrol defeated her first three opponents with scores of 10:0, 10:3, and 10:3. The gold medal bout against Keegan Gluckman from Westchester ended with Gluckman outscoring Jaclyn by one touch. Khrol’s tough bout brought her a silver medal.
Ranked 6th in the US in the Y12 age group, Temiryaev won all his bouts in the pools and was seeded second in round two. He firmly defeated his first three opponents 15:4, 15:0, and 15:6 respectively. These confident victories brought Temiryaev to the semi-final round. Fighting to make top two, he ceded 1 point against the silver medalist of this event, Hunter Candreva. The final score 14:15 for Candreva suspended Temiryaev from the opportunity to contend for gold. Competing with older athletes in the Y14 age group, on the second day, Alan Temiryaev placed 7th among 125 participants eliminating more experienced fencers from his way to the quarter-final. The Youth 14 competition has become an important point in Temiryaev’s fencing career. Here he obtained his national C-ranking which is a rare achievement for twelve years old fencers.
The Y10 men’s epee competition made Mark Dolgonos a silver medalist. He fought hard for every touch demonstrating excellent foot work and strategic fencing. Defeating his opponents in direct eliminations with scores of 10:4, 8:3, and 10:5, Dolgonos made his way to the final where he lost two touches to Milan Maddineni from Manhattan scoring 4:6.
Khrol, Temiryaev, and Dolgonos first started fencing three years ago at the New York Fencing Academy. The ten and twelve year old athletes practice five times a week with their coach Misha Mokretsov. For Temiryaev, this is the second bronze in the past month. Earlier in January, he placed third at the Sword in the Snow Super Youth Circuit in New Hampshire. Temiryaev earned a silver medal at the North American Cup in 2012.
New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by Head Coach Misha Mokretsov and is located in Brooklyn, NY. NYFA is quickly becoming a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee youth and cadet programs in the tri-state area. In just three years, NYFA has produced many nationally-ranked fencers earning Champion and Finalist titles at International and National competitions, including a fencer on the French Cadet Team. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, and camps for students of all ages and all levels, beginners to advanced. Visit http://www.fencenyfa.com for more info.
Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343