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NYFA FENCERS EARN 3 MEDALS AT NORTH AMERICAN CUP

Brooklyn’s New York Fencing Academy took home three medals from the North American Cup in Virginia Beach this past weekend.

NYFA was the only fencing club with two athletes making the top eight in the Y14 age group. Skyler Chin earned 5th place out of 107 fencers in the Y14 men’s epee. To attain this position he won all six bouts in his pool despite having missed the entire season due to injuries. The Cup was his first major tournament since the last Summer Nationals where he took 3rd place in Y14 and 2nd in Division 2.

Also competing in Y14, Romain Cannone made the top eight for the third time this fencing season. Although he had to face a stronger opponent due to losing two of the six bouts, Cannone still made 8th place out of 107 fencers.  After this tournament Romain is ranked #4 in USA in his age group.

In another age group, Y10, Brooklyn resident Alan Temiryaev took 8th place out of 29 fencers at his first national competition.   In addition, a good effort was put forth by Bennett Cohen who made top 32 in Y12 at his first North American Cup.

The North American Cup features competitors from the U.S. and countries around the world, making the competition tougher and stronger than regular tournaments. Held annually in April, the North American Cup is the most substantial tournament before the biggest tournament of the season, the Summer Nationals in July.

The New York Fencing Academy will continue to hone the skills of its members by hosting international fencers from Germany for the next two weeks.

 

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NYFA YOUTH CHALLENGE #3 RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NYFA YOUTH CHALLENGE #3 WINNERS!

CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS.

2 NYFA FENCERS TAKE HOME GOLD AT COBRA YOUTH TOURNAMENT

NYFA was represented by two fencers at the Cobra Youth Tournament last weekend and both won first place in their age categories.  Congratulations to:

  • Anton Chmut: Gold Medalist, Y12 Epee
  • Sam Burman: Gold Medalist, Y14 Epee

RESULTS: NYFA Y14 & CADET CHALLENGE #1

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF OUR FIRST Y14 & CADET EPEE CHALLENGE.   CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS.

BROOKLYN TEEN SCORES HIGH AT INTERNATIONAL FENCING COMPETITION IN SWEDEN

Published February 9, 2012 in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Sports section (www.brooklyneagle.com )

15-year-old Brooklyn Tech student Gabriel Canaux of the New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was one of only 13 Americans who competed in épée fencing at the prestigious international Vigor Challenge in Gothenborg, Sweden, last weekend.

Gabriel Canaux, New York Fencing Academy (NYFA)

Brooklyn Tech’s Gabriel Canaux is emerging as a legitimate hopeful for the United States national fencing squad.

More than 700 athletes from over 15 countries, including Israel, Japan, France and Canada, participated in this year’s event, which consisted of an FIE Junior World Cup and a European Cadet Circuit.

Canaux, who has fenced for about four years, surprised many at Vigor Challenge with his exceptional talent.

Although he was one of the youngest competitors and went against fencers one or two years older than himself, he won three of his six initial bouts, and fell shy of capturing the other three by just one touch.

Advancing to elimination, Canaux continued to show his mettle by soundly beating higher-ranked Swedish fencer Rasmus Dejenfelt, 16, by 15-7.

Canaux then competed with French fencer Steeven Seloi, 16, who was seeded or ranked at 10.

After a tough but close fight, Gabriel lost to Seloi 15-10. Overall, Canaux finished 59th out of the top 151 male cadets in the world. It was his first attempt at international competition. Emboldened by his success, he aims to make the United States national team in 2013.

Canaux will try to keep the momentum rolling as he and other NYFA fencers Sophia Cheinitsky, Annie Morelli, Anna Brosgol and Skyler Chin represent the academy at the USA Junior Olympics next week.

RESULTS: NYFA YOUTH CHALLENGE #2

Congratulations to the winners of the second NYFA Youth Challenge!

Results:  http://askfred.net/Results/results.php?tournament_id=17196

 

UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS AT NYFA

We are happy to announce that NYFA will host a number of epee & foil tournaments for youth, cadets, adults & veterans!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON ASKFRED.  You can also sign-up at the club’s front desk.

  • NYFA Youth Challenge #2 – Jan 29, 2012 – next Sunday!
    Epee Youth 10, Youth 12. Foil Youth 8, Youth 10, Youth 12.
  • NYFA Cadet & Y14 Challenge #1 – Feb 12, 2012:
    Epee Cadets – Under 17, Youth 14.
  • NYFA Youth Challenge #3 – Mar 4, 2012:
    Foil Youth 10, Youth 12.  Epee Youth 10, Youth 14.
  • NYFA Senior Epee Cup & Veterans Epee – Mar 25, 2012:
    Epee Senior – must be 13+.  Epee Veterans – 40+.
  • NYFA Unrated Senior Epee & Veteran’s Epee & Foil Challenge #1 – April 29, 2012:
    Epee Senior – 13+, unrated only.  Epee & Foil Veterans – 40+.
  • NYFA Youth Challenge #4 – May 6, 2012:
    Epee Youth 10, Youth 12.  Foil Youth 10, Youth 12.
  • NYFA Cadet and Y14 Challenge #2 – May 20, 2012:
    Epee Cadets – Under 17, Youth 14.
  • NYFA Foil musketeers –  Jun 3, 2012:
    Foil Youth 8, Youth 10, Youth 12.
  • NYFA Unrated Senior Epee & Veteran’s Epee & Foil Challenge #2 – Jun 3, 2012:
    Epee Senior – 13+, unrated only.  Epee & Foil Veterans – 40+.
  • NYFA Cadet and Y14 Challenge #3 – Jun 10, 2012:
    Epee Cadets – under 17,  Youth 14.

NYFA WEEKEND RESULTS

Congratulations to some of our students who competed in local tournaments this weekend:

  • Sam Burman – bronze medal, NJFA Youth tournament. Good job Sam – keep it up.
  • Kevin Ko – 12th, Nyack Tanya Adampovich Cup. It was an A2  tournament with 33 competitors, half of them had ratings. Kevin earned his “E2012” and on the way, he beat an adult “A” rated fencer – good job Kevin!
  • Skyler Chin – 5th place, Nyack Tanya Adampovich Cup. Skyler is getting back in shape after the injury and we wish him the best at coming Capitol Clash SYC and JO’s where he will represent NYFA along with Sam Burman, Romain Cannone, Bennett Cohen, Anna Brosgol, Annie Morelli, Gabriel Canaux, Peye Wong and Sophia Chelnitsky!

Go NYFA!

NYFA’S FIRST YOUTH CHALLENGE RESULTS

12/12/2011:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF NYFA’S FIRST YOUTH CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT!   SEE FULL RESULTS HERE

11/21/2011:
NYFA will have a youth tournament at our club on December 11th in two age groups Y10 foil and epee and Y12 foil and epee. It’s a great opportunity for beginner fencers to get competitive experience without the need to travel far.

Click here to register: http://askfred.net/Events/whoIsComing.php?tournament_id=16967

Events Scheduled:
Sunday 12/11/2011
10:00am: Y10 Mixed Foil
10:00am: Y10 Mixed Epee
12:00pm: Y12 Mixed Foil
12:00pm: Y12 Mixed Epee

Preregistration closes on 12/10/2011

Age Requirement
Y10=2001-2004
Y12=1999-2002

NYFA FENCERS QUALIFIED FOR JUNIOR OLYMPICS

Congratulations to our fencers who qualified for the 2012 Junior Olympics:

Cadets:

  • Annie Morelli
  • Anna Brosgol
  • Sophia Chelnitsky
  • Gabriel Canaux
  • Skyler Chin
  • Romain Cannone

Juniors:

  • Annie Morelli
  • Gabriel Canaux
  • Skyler Chin