For Immediate Release: Brooklyn Trained Fencer Places 12th at His First Junior World Championship in Verona, Italy

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Brooklyn, NY (April 2, 2018) – First-time Junior World Championship Team member, 17-year-old, Alan Temiryaev, took 12th place in the individual epee competition on the first day of the Junior and Cadet World Championships in Verona, Italy.

Temiryaev, a member of last year’s Cadet World Team, defeated Marin Atanasov (BUL), 15-11, and Fynn Fafard (CAN), 14-11, to advance to the 32.

“I just came in feeling really confident. I was inspired by some other fencers who believe that if you believe you can do it, then you can do it,” Temiryaev said. “That was my mentality, especially against Fafard, where the score was touch for touch. I just believed I had to be stronger and more dominant and if I just believed in myself like I did, I just got those touches. It’s all about confidence and pulling through.”

After easily taking the bout against Goncalo Alves (POR), 15-5, Temiryaev faced Davide Di Veroli (ITA), the 2017 Cadet World Champion. Temiryaev kept the bout close, but at 9-8, Di Veroli put up three straight single touches and used the momentum to win, 15-10. Di Veroli went on to claim the silver in the event. Temiryaev will be back in action on Monday as part of the Cadet World Team.

“This is my first Junior World Championships and I hope there will be many more. I’m quite pleased with my result,” Temiryaev said. “Of course we would have wanted to do more and achieve as much as possible, but you know your limits and then for next year you work harder to achieve those limits.”

Temiryaev is a student at New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. He has been training with Coach Misha Mokretsov since he began fencing at age 10.

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov and is located in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. NYFA has quickly become a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has been ranked #1 in youth epee and Fencing Club of the Year by National Fencing Club Rankings, and has produced National and World Champions, and has members on the USA cadet and junior national teams and French junior national team. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, day camps, and the biggest Summer epee camp in the US. Visit 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

Alan Temiryaev (left) 12th in World Championships Juniors Verona, Italy 1 april 2018 pc: Trifiletti / Bizzi

March NAC: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze + More Results

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NYFA is in the Top 10 National Fencing Clubs based on the rolling National Medal Count for this season, even though we only compete in 1 weapon!  (source: National Fencing Club Rankings)   Go NYFA!

Congratulations to all of our athletes who fenced in the March NAC and other recent events!

Top 32 results at the North American Cup in Baltimore, MD:

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Silver in Y14
  • Skyler Liverant – Silver in Y14
  • Caralina Khrol – Bronze in Y14 and 15th in Y14
  • Anna Temiryaev – 10th in Y12
  • Alexandra Rakhovski – 16th in Y10
  • Mark Dolgonos – 17th in Y14
  • Dylan Kats – 21st in Y10
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – 27th in Y10
  • Ethan Zaydman – 31st in Y10
  • Ian Goldfine – 31st in Y12
  • Julian Brodsky – 32nd in Y10

Also click here for Top 8 local results including the NYFA Youth Cup#4




Congratulations to all of our athletes who are competing in world, national, and local competitions and making us proud. Below are our recent top results.

We also want to wish the best of luck to Alan Temiryaev who will be going to the World Championships in April for the 2nd year in a row.  Go Alan!


  • Alan Temiryaev – 8th at the Junior World Cup in Serbia
  • Romain Cannone – 15th at the Senior World Cup in Vancouver
  • Anton Chmut – 43rd out of 223 at his first Junior World Cup


  • Chmut, Temiryaev, Vaysberg – Silver in Junior Team
  • Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze in Cadets & A2018
  • Alan Temiryaev – Bronze in Juniors & A2018
  • Daniel Gaidar – 20th in Cadets
  • Joshua Shuster – 22nd in Cadets
  • Samuel Bekker – 30th in Juniors


Thrust Winter RYC / RJCC:

  • Landon Shchur – Silver in Y10
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – Bronze in Y10
  • Peter Kambeseles – 5th in Juniors & C2018
  • Shawn Agaon – 5th in Y12
  • Dylan Kats – 5th in Y10
  • Emily Ostrovsky – 6th in Cadets & E2018
  • Alan Slavinskiy – 6th in Cadets
  • Julian Brodsky – 6th in Y10
  • Mitchell Pozovskiy – 8th in Y12

Premiere RYC / RJCC:

  • Julian Brodsky – Bronze in Y10
  • Peter Kambeseles – 6th in Juniors

Click here for top 8 results in these regional and other local tournaments






Here’s a round-up of the fantastic results our fencers earned in the last two months.  We’ve got more SYC and NAC champions and a new NYFA achievement with silver in senior men’s team!  We’re proud of everyone for their strong fencing, from our youngest kids to our teens to our vets!  Go NYFA!

Capitol Clash SYC & RCC:

  • Caralina Khrol – Gold & C2018 in Y12
  • Skyler Liverant – Bronze & B2018 in Cadets
  • Elizabeth Zigalo – Bronze in Y10
  • Anna Temiryaev – 6th & E2018 in Y12
  • Alexandra Rakhovski – 6th in Y10
  • Ethan Zaydman – 8th in Y10

January NAC:

  • Sam Bekker – Gold & A2018 in ME Classification,  32nd in Juniors
  • Chmut, Liverant, Temiryaev, Vaysberg – Silver in Senior Team
  • Bennett Cohen – 10th in ME Classification
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 12th in Div I
  • Alan Temiryaev – 14th in Div I
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 14th in Juniors
  • Jordan Liverant – 15th in WE Classification
  • Anton Chmut – 30th in Juniors
  • Skyler Liverant – 31st in Juniors

December NAC:

  • Bennett Cohen – 5th & A2017 in Div I Classification
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 7th in Div I
  • Anton Chmut – 12th in Div I


  • Dylan Kats – Gold in Y10
  • Ethan Zaydman – Bronze in Y10
  • Julian Brodsky – 7th in Y10


  • David Manoukian – Silver in Vets
  • Yuriy Chelnitsky – 5th in Vets
  • Alan Slavinskiy – 7th in Div2

Barbara Lynch Charity RYC:

  • Dylan Kats – Bronze in Y10
  • Julian Brodsky – 6th in Y10
  • Ethan Zaydman – 8th in Y10

Fairfax Challenge ROC:

  • Daniel Gaidar – 7th and A2017 in Div1A

East Coast Challenge RJCC:

  • Nadia Gaberkorn – Bronze in Cadets
  • Nicholas Glaz – 6th & C2017 in Juniors
  • Peter Kambeseles – 8th in Juniors

Cobra SYC:

  • Ronny Gubin – Gold in Y8
  • Nadia Gaberkorn – Silver & C2017 in Cadets
  • Caralina Khrol – Silver in Y14
  • Ian Goldfine – Bronze in Y12
  • Liora Profis – Bronze in Y8
  • Anna Temiryaev – 5th in Y12
  • Landon Shchur – 8th in Y10
  • Alexander Ratmansky – 8th in Y8

Askfred listing of these and other, local NYFA results






We are super proud of our students who represented Team USA at the Cadet World Cup in Espoo, Finland – Congratulations to all!

  • Alan Temiryaev – earned Silver in the individual event – just one touch short of the champion title!
  • Jackie Khrol – earned Bronze in teams!  She also took 5th place in individuals – just one touch away from bronze – fantastic fencing at only 14 years old!
  • Ethan Kushnerik – finished 7th out of 141 in individuals – also just 14 years old and one touch away from bronze!  In teams, Ethan really showed  impressive anchoring when he scored 21 points in less than 3 minutes!  USA Team 5 was down by 8 points at the top of the 8th round, but Ethan’s incredible fencing secured the win against Belarus 45-42!
  • Melanie Dolgonos – made Top 32 in individuals despite a rough start, and earned her international points!
  • Anna Lanzman – finished 77th out of 140. Unfortunately, she had to fence with borrowed equipment because her bag got lost, but we’re sure Anna will make us proud many times in the near future.
  • Click here for our press release with many more details on the individual events.