Our outstanding fencers earned 11 medals at the 2017 Summer Nationals in Salt Lake City! Again, we set a new record for our club and earned the most epee medals of all clubs in New York! We were just 1 medal short of #1 in the US. To all who represented NYFA on or off the podium, thank you for your hard work and support, and congratulations to all of our fencers for showing your mettle on the strip. You make us very proud to be Team NYFA!
SUMMER NATIONALS TOP 32 RESULTS:
Y10 National Championship
Ian Goldfine – Bronze. Amazing come back from losing 7-3 in bout for top 8!
Joshua Yavorovskiy – 14th
Y12 National Championship
Skyler Liverant – 5th. 1 touch away from bronze but great fencing
Nadia Gaberkorn – 6th. 1st individual SN medal
David Pavlenishvili – 8th & E2017. Great fencing and well-deserved medal
Anna Temiryaev – 32nd
Y14 National Championship
Ethan Kushnerik – 7th. Missed top 4 in Y14 by just 1 touch
Jaclyn Khrol – 10th
Nadia Gaberkorn – 19th
Jack Kambeseles – 23rd
Mark Dolgonos – 24th
Cadet July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – Gold. Defended his title, winning 2 years in a row!
Jaclyn Khrol – 6th. Medaled in Cadets even though it’s her first Y14 year
Ethan Kushnerik – 13th. Great making top 16 in Cadets in his first Y14 year
Daniel Gaidar – 28th
Junior July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – Bronze. 1st day, 1st medal for NYFA!
Div I July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – 16th. Defeated Olympian/18th world- ranked, Ayman Fayez
Div II National Championship
Melanie Dolgonos – Bronze & B2017. 1st SN individual medal
Div III National Championship
Jack Kambeseles – Bronze & C2017. 1st SN individual medal, 1 touch away from finals
Daniel Gaidar – 22nd
Div IA National Championship
Samuel Bekker – 7th & A2017. Fenced great this competition
Ethan Kushnerik – 20th
Nathan Vaysberg – 28th
Senior Team July Challenge
NYFA (Chmut, Ponomarenko, Temiryaev, Vaysberg) – 6th out of 48.
The best senior team result for NYFA so far!
Anna Lanzman – Silver in the Maccabiah Games as anchor for Team USA!
USA Fencing All-Academic Team
Samuel Bekker – First Team
Anna Lanzman – First Team
Joshua Shuster – First Team
Vivian Zhao – First Team
Melanie Dolgonos – Honorable Mention
USA Fencing High School All-American Team
Joshua Shuster – First Team
Daniel Zaretsky – Second Team
Congratulations and best of luck in college!
Sam Bekker – New York University
Matthew Ko – Cornell University
Team NYFA ready for Summer Nationals 2017
Alan Temiryaev Bronze Junior 2017 Summer Nationals with Coaches Mokretsov, Ponomarenko
Alan Temiryaev Gold Cadets with proud Mom and Coach Mokretsov
Alan Temiryaev lifted by teammate Nathan Vaysberg Div I 2017 SN 1
Ethan Kushnerik 7th Y14 proud dad and coaches
Ian Goldfine Bronze Y10 2017 SN with Coach Mokretsov
Jack Kambeseles Bronze Div 3 2017 SN podium
Jaclyn Khrol 6th Cadets 2017 SN with Coach Mokretsov
Melanie Dolgonos Bronze Div II 2017 SN with Coach Mokretsov
Nadia Gaberkorn 6th Y12 2017 SN with Coach Mokretsov
NYFA Senior Team 6th 2017 SN (Anton Chmut, Nathan Vaysberg, Yaroslav Ponomarenko and Alan Temiryaev)
Sam Bekker 7th Div 1A 2017 Summer Nationals with Coaches Mokretsov, Ponomarenko
Skyler Liverant 5th, David Pavlenishvili 8th Y12 2017 SN
Anna Lanzman Silver Team USA at Maccabiah 2017