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IN THE NEWS

Kensington Kid Now Nation’s Top Youth Fencer: Skyler Liverant over the weekend won bronze in the Cadet World Cup in Budapest


Patch.com
By Sam Raskin, Patch Staff
Oct 8, 2019

https://patch.com/new-york/windsorterrace/kensington-kid-now-nations-top-youth-fencer

KENSINGTON, BROOKLYN — A Kensington 15-year-old is now the nation’s top youth fencer.

During Team USA’s silver medal-winning effort at the Cadet World Cup in Budapest this weekend, Skyler Liverant earned a bronze medal that put him at the No. 1 spot on the national youth fencing rankings.

“I was very focused throughout the competition, both bouts in direct elimination for top 64 and 32 came down to one touch to decide the winner but I stayed calm, relaxed and confident about what I was going to do and I believed I could do it!” said Liverant, who lives in Kensington and attends Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.

Liverant, who is now ranked 5th in the world, will seek to qualify for the fencing World Championships, which will be held in April 2020 in Salt Lake City.

Team USA coach Alex Zurabishvili said that while competing for the bronze medal, “Skyler was fighting for every touch, very focused and coachable, high level of focus, determined to win.”

Misha Mokretsov, Liverant’s coach at New York Fencing Academy, also heaped praise on the Kensington resident.

“Skyler is one of the youngest athletes on the traveling USA team (top 20 athletes), but nevertheless was the most experienced since he is the only one who made Team USA last year and participated in the World Championships!” he said. “We expect him to keep up his level of fencing and lead other USA fencers. He is very hard working and trained non-stop the whole summer while many were on vacation.”

Mokretsov added, “Hard work pays off and we will keep working hard to qualify for World Championships in Salt Lake City and fight for medals there!”

PRESS RELEASES

For Immediate Release: World Cup Silver Medal for Brooklyn Fencer on USA Team in Budapest


Brooklyn, NY (October 7, 2019) – This weekend Team USA earned silver in the Cadet World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. This was the first and strongest world cup of the season with most of the dominating nations in the world were present. Three New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) students represented the US: Skyler Liverant (Kensington, Brooklyn Prospect Charter School), Jaclyn Khrol (Bensonhurst, Midwood High School), and Ethan Kushnerik (Mill Basin, York Prep School). All three athletes are aiming to qualify for the World Championships which will be held in Salt Lake City, UT in April 2020.

Jaclyn Khrol made top 32 out of 289 athletes and was one touch short of winning the top 16 bout against Italy’s Margherita Baratta who eventually took bronze. Khrol was one of seven girls from the USA that earned international points and is now ranked #3 in the US. The top three athletes in each category will qualify for World Championships.

Skyler Liverant had the best result for team USA, earning bronze in the individual competition out of 324 athletes. This was Liverant’s personal best result which moved him into the #1 spot on US rankings and #5 in the world. Team USA National Coach, Alex Zurabishvili said, “On his way to bronze medal, Skyler was fighting for every touch, very focused and coachable, high level of focus, determined to win.”

Liverant recalled, “I was very focused throughout the competition, both bouts in direct elimination for top 64 and 32 came down to one touch to decide the winner but I stayed calm, relaxed and confident about what I was going to do and I believed I could do it!”

In the first direct elimination bout for top 64, Liverant was down the entire time against a Russian fencer, until the end. With a score of 11:14, Liverant managed to catch up and win 15:14. In his second DE bout, Liverant also won by one touch.

The next day, Liverant and his US teammates earned silver in the team event. Liverant trains at New York Fencing Academy in Brooklyn with coach Misha Mokretsov who said, “Skyler is one of the youngest athletes on the traveling USA team (top 20 athletes), but nevertheless was the most experienced since he is the only one who made Team USA last year and participated in the World Championships! We expect him to keep up his level of fencing and lead other USA fencers. He is very hard working and trained non-stop the whole summer while many were on vacation. Hard work pays off and we will keep working hard to qualify for World Championships in Salt Lake City and fight for medals there!”

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 in Brooklyn, NY by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov. In 2018, NYFA opened their second location in Port Washington, Long Island, NY. NYFA is a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has produced National and World Champions, and has members on the USA and French national teams. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, after school programs, and camps for students of all ages and all levels, beginners to advanced. Visit http://www.fencenyfa.com for more info.

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CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS, College fencing

Updates: #1 Medals Earned, Club Expansions, College News


We’re excited to share great club news with our members:

2018-2019 Season End Results – our fencers, coaches, and parents should be very proud:

  • NYFA tied for FIRST PLACE with Alliance in the number of 2019 Summer National medals earned!
  • NYFA took FIRST PLACE in the number of Super Youth Circuit (SYC) medals earned in the USA!

Club Improvements – we are always striving to make NYFA even better for our students:

  • Port Washington: we renovated and expanded the fencing area to include 8 strips
  • Coney Island: we are expanding the waiting area for parents’ comfort and for students to have more space to do homework and store equipment

College News – Congratulations and best of luck to our high school graduates who have started college this year!

  • Alan Temiryaev – Columbia University
  • Emily Gao – Cornell University
  • Karina Popovich – Cornell University
  • Jeffrey Wang – Johns Hopkins University
  • Kevin Feng – New York University
  • Anna Lanzman – New York University
  • Michael Mogilevich – Rutgers University
  • Josh Shuster – Brandeis University
  • Tatiana Merheb – McGill University Montreal
  • Ann Zats – Macaulay Honors at Hunter College

Go NYFA!

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS, fencing camps

2019 Summer Fencing Camp Success and Memories


Big thanks to our coaches, fencers, and their families for making NYFA’s International Summer Fencing Camps a great success once again! As always, we had fantastic fencing and fun with new friends and old, and we can’t wait to do it again next year!

  • View many photos and video clips here: Instagram or Facebook 
  • Campers, please share your reviews on Google and Facebook!
  • Mark your calendars!  Here are our projected dates for 2020:
    • Session 1: July 19th – July 28th
    • Session 2: July 29 – August 7th
    • Session 3: August 8th – August 17th

Go CAMP NYFA!

RESULTS

Golds at March NAC, Pan American, SJCC, RYC + many more top results


NYFA fencers excel around the globe. Congratulations to our athletes, coaches & parents for these recent achievements!

March North American Cup Top 32 (Cleveland, OH):

  • Skyler Liverant – Gold & A2019 in Y14
  • Alexandra Rakhovski – Bronze in Y10
  • Shawn Agaon – 6th & E2019 in Y12
  • Dylan Kats – 6th in Y10
  • Maxim Burovsky – 8th & E2019 in Y12
  • Landon Shchur – 9th in Y10
  • Finn Chimoskey – 10th in Y10
  • Isabella Chin – 13th in Y14
  • David Dodin – 17th in Y10
  • Nicholas Iarikov – 22nd in Y10
  • Ian Goldfine – 23rd in Y12 and 24th in Y14
  • Evelyn Agaon – 25th in Y10
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 26th in Y12

Pan American Championships (Bogota, Colombia):

  • Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Cadets

Denise O’Connor Regional Youth Circuit Top 8:

  • Dylan Kats – Gold in Y10
  • Liora Profis – Silver in Y10
  • Konstantin Vaysbukh – 5th & E2019 in Y14
  • Nicole Krumholz – 7th in Y14

Super Junior & Cadet Circuit (Anaheim, CA):

  • Peter Kambeseles – Gold & A2019 in Juniors

Ben Gutenberg Memorial Super Youth Circuit & Regional Cadet Circuit:

  • Finn Chimoskey – Silver in Y10
  • Landon Shchur – Bronze in Y10, 5th in Y12
  • Ethan Zaydman – 7th in Y10

NCAA Northeastern Regionals:

  • Nathan Vaysberg – Bronze – qualifies to compete in the NCAA Championships

Premier Challenge Regional Open Circuit Div1A/Div2 Top 8:

  • Doug Tableman – 8th in Div1A

Go NYFA!