Author: NY Fencing Academy (NYFA)

RESULTS

2018 Summer Nationals Results


Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed at this year’s National Championships & July Challenge in St Louis, MO! Here are our top 32 results including 7 medals!  Go NYFA!

Juniors

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze
  • Anton Chmut – Bronze
  • Skyler Liverant – 23rd
  • Jordan Liverant – 32nd

Division 1

  • Anton Chmut – 22nd
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 23rd

Cadets

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Silver
  • Skyler Liverant – 8th

Y14

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze
  • Skyler Liverant – Bronze
  • Mark Dolgonos – 12th
  • Caralina Khrol – 17th
  • Anna Temiryaev – 19th

Y12

  • Caralina Khrol – 5th
  • Anna Temiryaev – 14th
  • Ian Goldfine – 19th

Y10

  • Ethan Zaydman – 10th
  • Landon Shchur – 13th
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 14th
  • Dylan Kats – 19th

Here are photos and coach’s remarks from the competition:

The first day of Summer Nationals brought the first medal, earned by Jackie Khrol: Bronze in Juniors!  We’re proud of Jordan Liverant who made top 32 in Juniors, and Anton Chmut who made Top 32 in Division 1.

Anton Chmut also earned his best result so far: Bronze in Juniors!  Skyler Liverant made top 32 in Juniors out of 324 athletes while only in his first year of Y14, and did great in Division 1, finishing 5th after pools.   Jackie Khrol also made top 32 of Division 1.  Josh Shuster took 4th in Senior Teams beating some of the strongest competitors in the nation.

Jackie earned her second medal:  Silver in Cadets!  What’s more important, she displayed beautiful and confident fencing.  What great consistency from MVP, Jackie Khrol, who earned 3 medals!  She set her personal best in both Cadet and Juniors events and was just 1 touch short of Cadet National title. Very proud!  Also congratulations to Anna Temiryaev and Caralina Khrol for making top 32 in Y14 out of 172 athletes.

Skyler Liverant medaled again, making Top 8 in Cadets and earning his A2018 ranking!  Another MVP of this Nationals, Skyler took Top 4 in Y14, Top 8 in Cadets, Top 32 in Juniors, and 35th in Division 1!  Great job Skyler!  Also congrats to Mark Dolgonos for making top 16 out of 254 athletes — just 1 touch short of top 8 – great fencing.

Our youngest fencers demonstrated very good fencing as well!  They competed among 107 of the best athletes in the Nation. Congrats to:  Ethan Zaydman and Landon Shchur who made top 16, and Dylan Kats for top 32.  Boys earned national points and fenced well.  Julian Brodsky, Finn Chimoskey and Nicholas Iarikov also fought well and I’m sure will do even better next time.

Caralina Khrol earned a top 8 medal and even though we hoped for gold we will work even harder to make it happen next time!  Also congrats to Anna Temiryaev who made top 16 and lost in a tough match to her teammate Caralina Khrol.  Ian_Goldfine showed solid fencing and was fighting till the end even when was down 10-1 and almost won the bout. Ian took 19th place out of 181 fencers.

Liza sets a final note for Nationals by showing strong character and making top 16 on her first Nationals!  Good job Liza.  Keep up the good work:)

– Coach Misha

 

 

 

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

College Announcements 2018


Congratulations to another generation of our great fencers who will be going on to the next chapter of life: college!

Nathan Vaysberg will be attending St. John’s University and Anton Chmut will be attending Hunter College.  Both Nathan and Anton were in our club practically from the beginning of its establishment. They are the ones who, along with their clubmates, put our name on the top of the charts nationally and internationally! Over the years at NYFA, they changed tremendously — from young 10 year old boys to confident young men with amazing fencing results and experience. I’m happy I witnessed it and helped them along the way.

This year was especially successful for both Nathan and Anton. Together they set many records for our club! Nathan made top 8 in Division 1 and Anton top 16! As a team, they took silver medals at Junior Olympics and at January NAC in seniors! As a Cadet, Anton earned bronze in the Cadet European Circuit and medaled many times at NACs.

They traveled all over the USA and world together, and made wonderful memories and became good friends! We all love to win and compete, but sport is not just about that – it’s about having a great time with people united by the same goals, going together to new achievements with teammates that genuinely support you and wish you the best. It’s about discovering that you can do more than you ever thought you would and surely about making unforgettable memories and new friends!

Now they will continue fencing in college and we wish them the best of luck.  Nathan will be my first student to continue the legacy on the St. John’s fencing team where I spent my college years!  Both will go to colleges that are close to our club and will continue training to new records while pursuing their degrees!

Bennett Cohen, who will be attending Sacred Heart University, seemed to always be part on my coaching career. It’s strange to realize that he is leaving too. When he started, he was that little, quick, and energized kid that everyone admired – he was beating older fencers and winning all relay races and it was just fun to see him breaking new records everyday. He was always loyal to NYFA and traveled all the way from LI to Brooklyn for years. Bennett held the record for best results for the amount of training that was available to him. We wish Bennett a fun and productive college life and surely we’ll be waiting for him to visit NYFA!

Ada Marie Gutierrez will be attending Northwestern University!  Ada joined our club later and had limited ability to train with us due to the distance, but she was extremely hardworking and it paid off great as she will be going to one of the best colleges in the USA where she will continue fencing as well!

I’m proud that I have such hard working, loyal, and dedicated students! You made NYFA the place it is now and it will always be your second home!

— Misha

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS, fencing camps

Sign-up for Summer Day Camps in BK & LI


Enrollment is open for our Summer Day Camps!  We have two July sessions in Coney Island and one August session in Port Washington:

  • JULY 9-13 at NYFA-BK
  • JULY 16-20 at NYFA-BK
  • AUGUST 6-10 at NYFA-LI

All students, beginners to advanced, are welcome to all locations.  You do not have to be a member to participate.  Early reg and member discounts available.  Visit our Day Camps page for full details and online registration.

 

RESULTS

2 Gold, 1 Silver,1 Bronze + 4 More Medals at Mission SYC


Congratulations to NYFA athletes for great fencing at the Mission Super Youth Circuit on Long Island!  Here are our top 8 results:

  • Anna Temiryaev – Gold & C2018 in Y14
  • Mark Dolgonos – Gold in Y14
  • Caralina Khrol – Silver in Y14
  • Skyler Liverant – Bronze in Y14
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 6th in Y10
  • Mitchel Bekker – 8th & D2018 in Y14
  • Mitchell Pozovskiy -8th in Y12
  • Dylan Kats – 8th in Y10

Go NYFA!

RESULTS

April NAC, Worlds, ROC, RJCC, SYC, RYC


We’re catching up with our fantastic fencers and their top results over the last couple of months!  Congratulations to all!

April NAC in Richmond, VA:

  • Peter Kambeseles – Gold in Div 2 & B2018 – Peter’s first top 8 result is gold!
  • Alan Temiryaev – 7th in Div 1
  • Dylan Polkovsky – 15th in Div 2, 20th in Div 3
  • Daniel Zaretsky – 28th in Div 2, 30th in Div 3
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 29th in Div 1
  • Anton Chmut – 30th in Div 1

World Championships in Verona, Italy:

  • Alan Temiryaev – 12th at his first Junior World Championship!
    To read more about it, click here

Jeff Wolfe ROC on Long Island:

  • Peter Kambeseles – 6th in Div1A

Denise O’Connor RYC:

  • Dylan Kats – Gold in Y10
  • Julian Brodsky – Silver in Y10
  • Ethan Zaydman – Bronze in Y10
  • Shawn Agaon – 5th in Y12

Fairfax RJCC:

  • Peter Kambeseles – 5th in Juniors

Fairfax SYC:

  • Anna Temiryaev – Bronze in Y12
  • Dylan Kats – Bronze in Y10

The Garden State RYC:

  • Landon Shchur – Silver in Y10
  • Dylan Kats – Bronze in Y10
  • David Dodin – Bronze in Y8
  • Alexander Ratmansky – Bronze in Y8
  • Sean Maas – 5th in Cadets
  • Ethan Zaydman – 5th in Y10
  • Grayson Shchur – 5th in Y8
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 6th in Y10
  • Liora Profis – 6th in Y8
  • Edward Katsev – 7th in Y8

For more results including local top 8, click here

For NYFA Youth Challenge Point Standings, click here

GO NYFA!