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NYFA FENCERS EARN 3 MEDALS AT NORTH AMERICAN CUP


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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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BROOKLYN TEEN SCORES HIGH AT INTERNATIONAL FENCING COMPETITION IN SWEDEN


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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.