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Congratulations to all of our athletes for their top results last weekend:

Anton Chmut had a busy Sunday, competing in and winning 2 tournaments! In New Jersey, he took Gold in Cadets and earned his B2014 rating at the Empire Junior & Cadet Cup at NJFA.  Then Anton went on to Brooklyn to win the NYFA Youth Challenge in Y14.  Keep it up, Anton –  soon you may be our next A-rated NYFA fencer!

NYFA Youth Challenge #4:

  • Anton Chmut – Gold in Y14
  • Alan Temiryaev – Gold in Y12, Bronze in Y14
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y10, 5th in Y12
  • Michael Burovsky – Silver in Y14
  • Daniel Plechavicius – Silver in Y10
  • Joshua Sikarevich – Bronze in Y14
  • Julian Cruz-Barben – Bronze in Y12
  • Peter Kambeseles – Bronze in Y12
  • Serhiy Muts – Bronze in Y10
  • Matthew Ko – 5th in Y14
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 6th in Y14
  • Michael Mogilevich  – 6th in Y12
  • Skyler Liverant – 7th in Y14
  • Anna Lanzman – 7th in Y12
  • Jack Kambeseles – 8th in Y12


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Congratulations to our fencers who earned more great results including 7 national medals, and 3 new ratings!

March North American Cup in Memphis, TN:

  • Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Y10 and E2014 rating; top 16 in Y12
  • Anton Chmut – Silver in Div III and C2014 rating;  top 16 in Y14
  • Mark Dolgonos – Silver in Y10, top 32 in Y12
  • Alan Temiryaev – Silver in Y12
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Bronze in Y10
  • Skyler Liverant – top 8 in Y10
  • Michael Burovsky – top 16 in Div III
  • Matthew Ko – top 32 in Div III
  • Nathan Vaysberg – top 16 in Y14
  • Michael Mogilevich  – top 16 in Y12
  • Bennett Cohen – top 32 in Y14
  • Jordan Liverant – top 32 in Y12
  • NYFA (Dolgonos, Liverant, Kushnerik) – Silver in Y10 Team
  • NYFA 1 (Chmut, Mogilevich, Temiryaev, Vaysberg) – top 8 in Y14 Team
  • NYFA 2 (Burovsky, Cohen, Sikarevich) – top 16 in Y14 Team

NYFA Unrated:

  • Matthew Ko – Gold  and E2014 rating
  • Anne Cebula – 3rd
  • Devan Singh – 5th
  • Sam Bekker – 6th
  • Abigail Soto – 7th
  • Kristina Finnelli – 8th

NJFA Regional Youth Circuit Youth #7:

  • Mark Dolgonos – Gold in Y10
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Silver in Y10, 5th in Y12
  • Melanie Dolgonos – Bronze in Y12
  • Anton Chmut – 5th in Y14
  • Skyler Liverant – 6th in Y10
  • Jordan Liverant – 6th in Y12
  • Dylan Polkovsky – 7th in Y12
  • Anna Lanzman – 7th in Y12


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Our congratulations go out to the following NYFA athletes who recently earned international, national, and local top results:

Romain Cannone – Top 32 Individual and 4th place Team (France) at the European Cadet Championships in Jerusalem, Israel

Skyler Chin – Top 16 Juniors (U20) at the Junior Olympics National Championships in Portland, Oregon

Matthew Ko – Gold at the Long Island Division Y14 Summer National Qualifier

Cobra Youth #5:
Anton Chmut – Gold in Y14
Skyler Liverant – 6th in Y12

NYFA Doubles Duels:
Bennett Cohen & Skyler Chin (Raggle Fraggle 2.0) – Silver
Joshua Sikarevich & Alan Temiryaev (Brussian’s Revenge) – Bronze

Arnold Fencing Classic RYC in Columbus, Ohio:
Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Y10 Foil, Bronze in Y12 Epee, 8th in Y14 Epee
Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y10 and Bronze in Y12

NJFA Youth Cup #6:
Abigail Soto – Gold in Y14
Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y10 and Bronze in Y12
Melanie Dolgonos – Bronze in Y14 and 8th in Y12
Mark Dolgonos – Bronze in Y14
Michael Mogilevich – 6th in Y12

NYFA D & Under:
Michael Burovsky – Bronze
Anna Kornak – Bronze
Matthew Ko – 7th

Nassau County High School Varsity Team Championships:
Skyler Chin, Alex Hall, Kevin Ko, Matthew Ko
– Great Neck South High School Team – Gold


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Congratulations to all our athletes who competed this past weekend and achieved the following top results:

In youth fencing, eight medals and a new rating were earned at the Capitol Clash Super Youth Circuit in Washington DC:

  • Mark Dolgonos – Silver medal in Y10 boys
  • Jaclyn Khrol – Silver medal in Y10 girls
  • Alan Temiryaev – Bronze medal in Y12 and 7th place in Y14 boys. Alan also earned his C2014 rating!
  • Skyler Liverant – 6th in Y10 and 8th in Y12 boys
  • Ethan Kushnerik – 7th in Y10 boys
  • Caralina Khrol – 8th in Y10 girls

In high school fencing, NYFA athletes earned 2 of the best records on Long Island this season:

  • Skyler Chin (Great Neck South) – junior and team captain; Gold medal in Nassau County Men’s Epee Individual Championship; #1 men’s epee fencer with 20-1 record; All-Long Island, All-County First Team honors; Nassau County “Fencer’s Fencer” sportsmanship award.
  • Bennett Cohen (Jericho) – 8th grader and only repeat starter on team; 6th place at the Nassau County Individual Men’s Epee Championship; 21-2 record; All-County First Team honors.

In International fencing, Romain Cannone earned a top 32 finish at the Cadet European Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.


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Brooklyn, NY (January 22, 2014) – On January 20th, 16-year-old Romain Cannone (New York, NY) established his reputation as a fencing prodigy when he became the youngest champion of a Junior Men’s Epee North American Cup (NAC) this season, competing against 180 athletes ages 20 and under. Cannone defeated Justin Yoo (Southern California) in a dramatic match, coming from a 13-14 deficit to win the gold medal with a score of 15-14. Cannone also took an impressive 9th place out of 255 of the top adult Men’s Epee fencers in the Division I NAC the same weekend.

Ranked third in the world in Cadets (ages 17 and under), Cannone was seeded 37th at the start of the NAC and won 3 out of 4 pool bouts, earning the 36th seed to advance to direct eliminations. Cannone said, “the pools were very interesting – it wasn’t easy and even though I finished well, it showed me that I had to really work hard if I wanted to do good today.”

He started by defeating Mick Yamanaka (Long Island, NY), and out touched Wesley Johnson (Utah-S.Idaho) 14-13. Cannone said “The most stressful bout was with Johnson since I was leading 12-7 and then he made a nice come back. I was very happy to win in priority and after, I knew if I work hard I would do good.” Then Cannone went on to beat top Princeton University fencer and number one rated USA junior, Alex House (New England) 15-3. He followed the strong victory with a 15-14 win over Justin Yoo, USA national team member and winner of the Chalons, France Cadet European Cup. Cannone lost to Yoo in Chalons to make top 2. “After I saw I was going against Justin in the final, I knew it would be interesting as we have a history and I really wanted revenge after France.”

Previously, Cannone won the Cadet European Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia earlier this month, and the Cadet North American Cup in Dallas in December. He will fence in the Gothenburg, Sweden European Cup next month, followed by the Cadet World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this spring.

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 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
Email: info.nyfa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.fencenyfa.com