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CLUB NEWS, Parents

Coronavirus Update: NYFA Safety & Schedule Changes Effective Immediately


Dear NYFA Parents, Fencers, Coaches and Staff,

We have been continuously and closely monitoring the developments on COVID-19 through CDC (Center of Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization). NYFA has always made the health and safety of its customers and staff a top priority. While this decision is hard to make, we would like to put the safety and health of our customers as the top priority.

In order to keep our environment safe we will take the following precautions:

We will be CLOSED for March 16th and March 17th, for deep cleaning of the facilities and evaluation of the development of the COVID-19 situation. We will reopen on March 18th for private lessons only until further notice.

The private lessons can be scheduled throughout the day.

1. Our gyms will be cleaned daily and sanitized properly. All staff will continue to be vigilant in cleaning each day and will take extra precautions when necessary.

2. We are implementing a NO-HANDSHAKE policy during practice, private lessons, etc.

3. Every night we will be installing OZONE generator at the gym to sanitize the air and organize proper ventilation.

4. For Long Island – the door on the street on the left of the main entrance will be open, so customers can take the stairs instead of elevator (there is no way to unlock that door, so we will be installing the block which will keep the door open. If the block will be accidentally moved, please contact our office). The elevator will be cleaned daily.

5. We will be scheduling private lessons throughout the day, so we can reduce the amount of athletes at the gym at the same time.

6. Only one person at a time can visit the bathroom.

7. No food in the gym or lobby area.

8. While we wash and clean all the equipment – we advise not to share any equipment and use your own.

9. If anyone knows about a case of direct contact with a person infected with COVID-19, please inform us immediately.

10. We will credit the group class payments towards private lessons with no penalties.

11. Coaches will give individual tasks for footwork, target work and fitness to kids who come to private lessons to boost the efficiency of training.

Any changes and updates will be emailed immediately to all our fencers and parents.

STAY SAFE AND HAPPY FENCING!!!

Best regards,

TEAM NYFA

fencing, RESULTS

January Results: NAC, World Cup, Capitol Clash SYC, ROC/RJCC – so many medals!


First NAC of new decade and some awesome results for NYFA fencers!
Ethan Kushnerik had a great day beating plenty of top fencers to take 3rd place in Division 1 and earned A2020!
Peter Kambeseles also had his best result today and hands down scored the best touch I’ve seen in a while at 14-14 situation to make top 32! Peter lost to Ayman Fayez who eventually took first place!
Great job guys and we are looking for more medals this weekend!
#teamnyfa #gonyfa #januarynac2020 #divisionone

 

And our hero of the day is Rachel Kowalsky who showed her best result and was only one touch short of top 16 in Division 1! Amazing job! #januarynac2020 #division1 #teamnyfa #bestresult #fencenyfa

 

Peter makes his last touch to make top 8 in Juniors! Ethan Kushnerik also made top 8 and they will fence each other for top 4! #top8 #januarynac2020 #lasttouch

 

Huge congrats today to our fencers in juniors!
Peter Kambeseles showed his best but far and beyond deserved result – bronze medal at Junior event!
Ethan Kushnerik earned second medal this NAC with top 8 finish!
Skyler Liverant and Anton Chmut both made top 16!
Great job boys and we are very proud of you!!! #teamnyfa #januarynac2020 #fencenyfa #top8 #medalists

 

Last Cadet World Cup of the season in Bratislava is over and our fencers are coming home with medals!
Ethan Kushnerik took 7th place out of 350 fencers all over the world! Fencing from 8 in the morning till 8 in the evening!
Jackie Khrol made top 32 individualy and 3rd place in teams!
Great effort and fencing! It was nice to see my students fencing competition I used to fence myself 20 years ago:)
#teamusa #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #bratislavaworldcup #internationalfencing

 

First day of the biggest SYC – Capitol Clash – brings medals to NYFA in all epee events!
Heroes of the day:
Grayson Shchur – Champion in Y8!
Anna Temiryaev – Silver Medal in Y14 – only one touch short of gold!
Ethan Agaon – Bronze Medal in Y14 among 186 fencers!!! And B2020!!!
Daniel Dodin – 5th place in Y8 – unfortunately had to fence Grayson otherwise would surely do even better!
Caralina Khrol – 7th place in Y14!
And of course coaches medal for Yarik!
Congratulations everyone!!! Keep the medals coming! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #syc #capitolclash2020

 

Congratulations to our Y10 fighters:
David Dodin – champion!
Evan Vysotskiy – bronze medal!
Luke Kugler – 5th place!
Awesome fencing everybody! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #nyfa_li #syc #gonyfa #capitolclash2020

 

Medals keep coming! Liza Zigalo – top 8 in Y12! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #syc #medalist #capitolclash2020

 

And the hero of the day is Dylan Kats with bronze finish in Y12! Congratulations to all our fencers, parents and coaches for a great performance at the hardest and biggest SYC of the year! We earned total of 10 medals!!! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #syc #capitolclash2020

 

Congratulations to our NYFA Cup medalists!
#nyfayouthcup #youngchamps #fencenyfa #teamnyfa

 

Congratulations to NYFA fencers who earned medals at ROC and RJCC this weekend:
Nicholas Glaz – 1st place in Juniors!
Peter Kambeseles – 6th place in DIV1a!
Rachel Kowalsky – 7th place in DIV1a!
#teamnyfa #fencenyfa #roc

 

 

fencing, RESULTS

December Results: Cobra SYC to Greek Junior Championship Golds


And another weekend full of events and medals for our club!
Cobra SYC:
Y8- Grayson Shchur 5th place!
Y10- Evan Vysotskiy silver medal 🥈
Y14 – Anna Temiryaev bronze medal 🥉
Isabell Chin – 5th place!
Jason Wu – 5th place!
Cadets – Isabella Chin gold medal 🥇
Rachel Kowalsky – bronze medal 🥉

And special congratulations to Jack and Peter Kambeseles for taking gold and bronze medals at Greek Junior Championships!
#gonyfa #teamnyfa #teamgreece🇬🇷 #syc #rjcc #medalists

 

Another weekend and more good results by our fencers!
Amazing job by @jackie.khrol – top 16 at Junior World Cup in Spain, Burgos! Way to go Jackie!

Also congrats to @mitchel.bekker and @rachelkowalsky for top 16 finish at SJCC in Salt Lake City!

And surely thank you and congratulations to all our young stars at NYFA Cup #3 that was held in our Long Island location in Port Washington! #teamnyfa #gonyfa #nyfayouthcup #youngstars #worldcup

 

 

fencing, RESULTS

November Results: SYC to Grand Prix Golds & more


Another amazing weekend for all our fencers!

David Dodin won two medals at SYC in Chicago! Gold in Y10 and bronze in Y12! Great job David! No one managed to score more than 4 points against David in any match!
Liza Zigalo also earned two medals despite injury – bronze medal in Y12 and top 8 in Y14!
Shawn Agaon made top 8 in Y14!

Congratulations to all our medalists at NYFA cup on their way to earn the season 🏆 trophy! Remember best 4 results count and we will give amazing big trophy’s for top 3 in each age group at the last NYFA Cup! You can find your points standings at our web-site! https://fencenyfa.com/youth-challenge-points-summary/

And special huge congrats to our alumni and one of my first students Romain Cannone for showing amazing results at the first Grand Prix of the Olympic season in Bern,🇨🇭 Romka made top 16 in individuals and won gold medal in team event!

Great job everyone – keep it up!  #teamnyfa #gonyfa #nyfayouthcup #windycitysyc #youngchamps #teamfrance

 

5 Boroughs High School Individual Champion – Jason Wu! Congratulations!
#teamnyfa #fencenyfa #championhighschool

 

We had very eventful weekend for our fencers that competed in France and USA!

Big congratulations to Skyler Liverant and team USA for taking gold at the Cadet World Cup in Grenoble, France! Boys were down 20-12 and managed to make a great comeback!

Also congratulations to Jaclyn Khrol and Ethan Kushnerik who made top 32 in individuals!

Meanwhile at Neil Lazar RYC/RJCC we had some wins too:

  • Isabella Chin took another gold in Juniors!
  • Emily Ostrovsky was just one touch short of taking gold in cadets! And earned C2019!
  • Finn Chimoskey took Silver in Y12!
  • Liza Zigalo took bronze in Y12 and top 8 in Y14!
  • Ian Goldfine made top 8 in cadets!

Congratulations everyone and get back to training for even better results!
#teamnyfa #fencenyfa #cadetworldcup #europeancadetcircuit #ryc #rjcc #goldmedal #teamusa

 

What a day for Anna Temiryaev! Top 8 in cadets at November NAC – great job – two tough bouts won by 1 touch and gave a fight against Team USA member Jessica Lin for top 4! Congratulations! #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #top8 #novembernac

 

Congratulations to these two fencers! Mitchell Bekker made top 32 out of 300 fencers today in cadets and Skyler Liverant was 1 touch short of top 8! Good job guys and good luck at Juniors event! #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #teammates #novembernac

 

First medal of the NAC goes to Jaclyn Khrol! Top 8 in Juniors – just 1 touch short of top 4! Jackie will continue at Cadet event on Sunday! #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #top8 #medalist

 

Big congratulations to all our fencers competing from Y10 to college meets this weekend!

Temple Invitational over 20 colleges:

  • Anton Chmut – 1st place!
  • Sam Bekker – top 8!

“The Big One” college meet that included 14 universities:

  • Josh Shuster – 1st place!
  • Bennett Cohen – 3rd place!

Thrust RYC and ROC:

  • David Dodin – 1st place Y10!
  • Liora Profis – top 8 y10!
  • Liza Zigalo – 2nd place Y12!
  • Sasha Rakhovski – 3rd place Y12!
  • Evelyn Agaon – top 8 Y12!
  • Landon Shchur – top 8 Y12!
  • Jason Wu – 3rd place Y14!
  • Mia Smotritsky – 3rd place Y14!
  • Liza Zigalo – top 8 Y14!
  • Mitchell Bekker – top 8 Div 1A!

Good job team NYFA! #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #winners #youngchamps #ncaa #hunterfencing #sacredheartfencing #brandeisfencing