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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
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RESULTS

May-June Results Round-up: Summer Nationals, SYC’s, RJCC’s, Senior World Cup


Overall we got 10 medals at this Summer Nationals!
What a record breaking day for NYFA today at Summer Nationals! 4 medals in one shot!
Our younger fencers made us super proud! Most of them lost to our own clubmates – otherwise would do even better!
Sasha Rakhovski – only one touch short of National Championship title! Amazing result Sasha!
David Dodin got bronze medal and it’s only your first year of Y10!
Ethan Zaydman earned his first national medal – Ethan started super strong and was first after pools and showed his best and consistent fencing – 5th place – congrats!
Landon Shchur – also first National medal and great fighting – impressive come back in a bout for top 8!
Dylan Kats – only one touch away from top 8! Proud of you controlling bout much better and moving the right direction!
Nicholas Iarikov – top 16 – best personal result! Great job in pools – winning all your priority bouts!
Julian Brodsky – top 16 – best personal result! Consistent and confident fencing – congrats!
Finn Chimoskey – 17th place! Flawless pool result and unfortunately had to fence NYFA fencer for top 16 but i’m confident you would make even better result if had different bracket!
Kovalchuk Erika and Evelyn Agaon – top 32!
#youngchampions #usfa #medalists #y10 #topperformance

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What a record breaking day for NYFA today! 4 medals in one shot! Our younger fencers made us super proud! Most of them lost to our own clubmates – otherwise would do even better! Sasha Rakhovski – only one touch short of National Championship title! Amazing result Sasha! David Dodin got bronze medal and it’s only your first year of Y10! Ethan Zaydman earned his first national medal – Ethan started super strong and was first after pools and showed his best and consistent fencing – 5th place – congrats! Landon Shchur – also first National medal and great fighting – impressive come back in a bout for top 8! Dylan Kats – only one touch away from top 8! Proud of you controlling bout much better and moving the right direction! Nicholas Iarikov – top 16 – best personal result! Great job in pools – winning all your priority bouts! Julian Brodsky – top 16 – best personal result! Consistent and confident fencing – congrats! Finn Chimoskey – 17th place! Flawless pool result and unfortunately had to fence NYFA fencer for top 16 but i’m confident you would make even better result if had different bracket! Kovalchuk Erika and Evelyn Agaon – top 32! Overall we got 10 medals at this Nationals! Enjoy your little vacation everybody and we will start preparing for new season soon at our NYFA International Summer Camp! #summernationals #youngchampions #usfa #medalists #y10 #topperformance #nyfasleepawaycamp

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Congratulations to Shawn Agaon @sagaon06 with his bronze finish at Summer Nationals in Y12!
Also congratulations to:
Ian Goldfine – top 16!
Isabella Chin – top 16!
Joshua Yavorovskiy – top 16!
Max Burovsky – top 32!
#teamnyfa #gonyfa #bronzemedal #nationalmedalist

So the youth age group is over for Skyler Liverant – he finished it with 2 medals at Summer Nationals 2019 – top 8 cadets and Y14! Skyler earned impressive 17 National Medals overall during his youth career!!! Finished it as #1 ranked athlete in Cadets and Y14! And he was #1 ranked athlete at the end of every age group starting Y10!
Also Skyler made Cadets World Team this season and won March NAC! Awesome season – you make all of us proud! #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #summernationals #medalist #numberone

Skyler Liverant brings another medal to NYFA – top 8 in Cadets! Congratulations! #teamnyfa #summernationals #top8 #gonyfa #medalist

First Division 1 medal in women’s epee goes to Jaclyn Khrol @jackie.khrol ! Jackie also earned Cadet top 8 finish! Great fencing and best personal result – awesome job!
Also congrats to @ethankushnerik for making top 32 in Juniors! #gonyfa #teamnyfa #summernationals

The medal count have started! Isabella Chin @izzychin123 have made top 8 in DIV1a! Isabella is still Y14 and already got her A2019! Congratulations!
Also congrats to Sam Bekker @sam.bekker and Alan Temiryaev @alantemiryaev for making top 32 in Division 1!
#summernationals #teamnyfa #medalist #gonyfa

Before our youngest athletes start Summer Nationals I want to pump them up with this amazing news – for the first time NYFA won overall SYC medal count in USA!!!
And all of it thanks to our young stars and their coaches and parents! Great job boys and girls and good luck at Nationals! #sycchampion #mostmedalsever #youngchamps #syc #gonyfa #teamnyfa

Very happy for our alumni Romain Cannone @romaincannone who had an amazing streak – first ever Senior World Cup Team silver medal and individual silver in France Championships! Romka you’ve made a long way and I’m very proud that I have started such a great fencing journey together with you! Looking forward for more wins and medals of yours! #gonyfa #teamnyfa #teamfrance #worldclassfencing

Congrats to our boys who made a good present to their moms and made them proud today at RJCC:
Dylan Polkovsky – bronze medal 🥉 and A2019!
Jack Kambeseles – top 8 and B2019!
Peter Kambeseles – top 8!
#rjcc #teamnyfa #gonyfa #medalists

Happy fencing friends!
Congratulations to Sasha with her 3rd place finish today! #syc #thirdplace #medalist #friends #fencingfriends

SYC Podium sweep 🧹 for Y10 boys!
Dylan Kats – Champion!
Ethan Zaydman – silver medal 🥈
David Dodin – bronze medal 🥉
Landon Shchur – 5th place!
Iarikov Nicholas – 6th place!
Finn Chimoskey – 7th place!
#medalists #medalsweep #syc #winners #champion

Second day and 3 more medals at Mission SYC!
Alexandra Rakhovski silver medal 🥈 in Y12!
Liza Zigalo – 6th place!
Nicole Krumholz – 8th place!
#gonyfa #syc #superyouthcircuit #medalists #top8 #silvermedal #runnerup #y12 #teamnyfa #girlssquad

First day of Mission SYC and mission accomplished!
Ian Goldfine – gold medal Y12 🥇
Max Burovsky – bronze medal 🥉
Landon Shchur – top 8!
Great job everyone! #syc #superyouthcircuit #champion #youngchamps #gonyfa #fencenyfa #nyfa_li #teamnyfa

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!

 

 

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sign-up for Beginner & Mixed Spring Break Day Camps


Register now for our Brooklyn and Long Island Spring Break Day Camps: April 22-26!

Beginners, ages 6+ are welcome to spend their school breaks at NYFA having a lot of fun while being introduced to the great NCAA and Olympic sport of fencing by world-class coaches, Sergey Danilov and Misha Mokretsov.  Mixed level groups are also forming.   Get more details & register here:  https://fencenyfa.com/nyfa-fencing-day-camps/  Early-bird savings end April 2.

 

CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 Summer Fencing Camp Registration is Open!


The 2019 NYFA Summer Fencing Camps are scheduled for July 21-30, July 31-August 9, and August 10-19.  Sign-up for all 3 sessions and get 6 free private lessons with our incredible team of coaches from top colleges and clubs! Intermediate to advanced epee fencers, ages 10 and up, gain valuable skills and practice with many fencers from the US and around the world. Register early! All sessions have sold out each year.  Click below for more information and registration.

NYFA International Summer Fencing Camps