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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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Contact: Misha Mokretsov, , cell phone: (347) 741-1343
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Brooklyn: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, club phone: (718) 996-0426
Long Island: 8 Haven Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, club phone: (516) 472-7042
info.nyfa@gmail.com
http://www.fenceNYFA.com

College fencing, RESULTS

Luxembourg World Cup, NJFA RJCC, Windy City SYC, College Meets +


We’re very proud of our athletes for their great fencing this weekend from Luxembourg to Brooklyn!  Congratulations all!

Jaclyn Khrol – 29th at the Luxembourg Junior World Cup out of 142 fencers from more than 20 different countries!

NJFA Regional Junior Cadet Circuit – top 8:

  • Dylan Polkovsky – Bronze in Cadets
  • Daniel Zaretsky – 7th in Cadets
  • Emily Ostrovsky – 7th in Cadets

Windy City Super Youth Circuit – top 8:

  • Shawn Agaon – Bronze in Y12
  • Finn Chimoskey – Bronze in Y10
  • Evelyn Agaon – Bronze in Y10
  • Ethan Agaon – 5th and E2018 in Y14,  7th in Y12

NCAA College Fencing – awesome to see our students performing well on the collegiate level! This weekend there were two big meets at Brandeis and Sacred Heart:

  • Sam Bekker led NYU with the most victories (13-4) at The Tradition Tournament at Sacred Heart
  • Nathan Vaysberg had a great showing (11-7) for St. John’s at The Brandeis Invitational
  • Bennett Cohen was one of the most valuable fencers on the Sacred Heart team
  • Skyler Chin helped Yale go 4-1 at Brandeis, including revenge for last year’s loss to Saint John’s

More details here:
http://www.yalebulldogs.com/…/2018-…/releases/201812033l1nwy
https://gonyuathletics.com/news/2018/12/2/mens-fencing-competes-at-tradition-tournament.aspx
https://www.sacredheartpioneers.com/sports/m-fenc/2018-19/releases/20181202vjqpij
https://redstormsports.com/news/2018/12/2/fencing-st-johns-goes-10-2-at-the-brandeis-invitational.aspx

Congrats also to our top 8 medalists at local competitions including the NYFA Youth Cup #3:   NYFA-BK

Go NYFA!

RESULTS

Cadet & Junior World Cups, Cobra SYC Top Results


Congratulations to all of our fencers who represented NYFA around the world this past weekend!  Great job everybody – coaches and fencers! Keep up the good work!

Top 32 at World Cups:

  • Skyler Liverant – 4th in Teams and 8th in Individuals at the Cadet World Cup in Bonn, Germany!  Skyler keeps progressing and showing amazing fencing – we’re very happy for you!
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 17th at her first Junior World Cup in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Jackie went undefeated in pools and was just a few touches short of top 16. Good luck to Jackie next week in Luxembourg at her next World Cup!
  • Peter Kambeseles – 32nd in the Bonn Cadet World Cup

 

Top 8 at the Cobra Super Youth Circuit- our youngest stars are on the rise!

  • Liora Profis – Silver in Y8
  • Landon Shchur – Bronze in Y10
  • Alexander Ratmansky – Bronze in Y8
  • Alexandra Rakhovski – 5th in Y10
  • Shawn Agaon – 6th in Y12
  • Dylan Kats– 6th in Y10
  • Nicholas Iarikov – 7th in Y10
  • Grayson Shchur – 7th in Y8
  • Caralina Khrol – 8th in Y14
  • Konstantin Vaysbukh – 8th in Y14

Go NYFA!

RESULTS

Team Silver at World Cup, RJCC Gold+, JO Qualifiers


Congratulations to our fencers for this weekend’s top results!

  • Alan Temiryaev – Silver with Team USA at the Junior World Cup in Riga, Latvia!

Gold Finch Regional Junior Cadet Circuit:

  • Peter Kambeseles – Gold in Juniors
  • Dylan Pokovsky – 6th in Juniors
  • Alan Slavinskiy – 8th in Juniors

Long Island Division Junior Olympic Qualifiers:

  • Kevin Feng – Bronze and qualified for Juniors
  • Jessica Xu – Bronze and qualified for Cadets

Go NYFA!

PRESS RELEASES

For Immediate Release: Long Island and Brooklyn Fencers Win North American Cup Medals, Vie for National Teams


Brooklyn, NY (November 13, 2018) – Four teen fencers from Long Island and Brooklyn had success at the North American Cup in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend, earning gold, bronze, and top 8 medals, and strengthening their chances for selection to the US and Canadian national teams. These athletes come from different high schools but train and travel together as clubmates at New York Fencing Academy, with one goal in common: to compete for their countries on the international stage.

Skyler Liverant, a freshman at Brooklyn Prospect Charter High School, earned 5th place in Juniors, two categories above his age group. Now ranked number two nationally, Liverant has a good chance at making the US Cadet national team. His coach, Misha Mokretsov at New York Fencing Academy in Coney Island, Brooklyn, said, “Skyler is only 14 and was having a blast fencing some of the best 17-20 year olds in the country, so when he beat them, he was ecstatic.” Liverant’s highlight of the day was defeating Notre Dame’s Stephen Ewart, a 3-time national team member and Junior and Division 1 champion. Liverant will attempt to solidify his position at the Cadet Circuit in Bonn, Germany later this month.

Alan Temiryaev, a senior at Hewlett High School who has verbally committed to Columbia University, won his second Junior national title last weekend. Temiryaev hopes to make the US Junior national team, and after a tough start to the season, was determined to have a strong showing. “I won my first four bouts, then twisted my ankle badly and lost the next two. But I’m glad I was able to overcome the pain and win” said Temiryaev. He had to defeat his clubmates, NYU fencer Sam Bekker, and Liverant, to go on to beat World Championship silver medalist, Ryan Griffiths, and Youth Olympics bronze medalist, Isaac Herbst, in the finals. Temiryaev will try to add to his winning record at the upcoming World Cups in Riga, Latvia and in Luxembourg.

Jaclyn Khrol, sophomore at Midwood High School, showed great consistency, earning bronze in Juniors and top 8 in Cadets. Khrol is currently second in team points to make the US national team. In one week she will represent Team USA at the Junior World Cup in Puerto Rico, and then will join clubmate, Temiryaev, in Luxembourg. She is proud to have her little sister, Caralina Khrol, an 8th grader at Joseph B. Cavallaro Middle School, follow in her footsteps. Caralina also earned a bronze medal, in the under 14 age group.

Steven Grams, Great Neck South High School senior, earned 7th place in Juniors. This was a comeback for Grams who lost almost the entire last season due to knee injuries, after starting off well with a silver and top 8 at last year’s Cadet NACs. “Now that he’s back, the first priority is to keep him healthy to train,” said his coach, Marat Israelian, at New York Fencing Academy in Port Washington, Long Island. “Hopefully this gives him the confidence to believe in his abilities. With practice, the sky’s the limit.” Grams will also compete in Luxembourg, and aims to secure a spot on the Canadian Junior national team.

 

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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Contact: Misha Mokretsov, , cell phone: (347) 741-1343
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Brooklyn: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, club phone: (718) 996-0426
Long Island: 8 Haven Avenue, Port Washington, NY 11050, club phone: (516) 472-7042
info.nyfa@gmail.com
http://www.fenceNYFA.com