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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




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 for more info.


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



NYFA fencers are going strong throughout the US and the world! Congratulations to all who achieved these recent top results:


  • Romain Cannone – Gold in Junior Team European Championships (France) in Plovdiv,Bulgaria
  • Bennett Cohen – Top 8 at Cadet Pan American Championships in Havana, Cuba


North American Cup in Cleveland, Ohio:

  • NYFA1: Mark Dolgonos, Ethan Kushnerik, Jack Kambeseles, Skyler Liverant – Gold in Y14 Team
  • NYFA: Jaclyn Khrol, Caralina Khrol, Nadia Gaberkorn, Jordan Liverant – Gold in Y14 Team
  • NYFA2: Daniel Gaidar, Peter Kambeseles, Ted Vinnitchouk, Daniel Zaretsky – 7th in Y14 Team
  • Skyler Liverant – Silver in Y12, 9th in Y14
  • Mark Dolgonos – Bronze in Div 2
  • Ian Goldfine – 5th in Y10, 16th in Y12
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 6th in Y14
  • Caralina Khrol – 9th in Y12, 15th in Y14
  • Jordan Liverant – 11th in Y14
  • Daniel Zaretsky – 16th in Y14
  • Nadia Gaberkorn – 17th in Y12, 27th in Y14
  • Ethan Kushnerik – 22nd in Div 2
  • Anna Temiryaev – 28th in Y12


  • Melanie Dolgonos – Gold and C2017 in Juniors at NJFA RJCC,  and 7th in Div IA at Lilov ROC
  • Ethan Kushnerik – Gold and C2017 in Div 2 at Lilov ROC
  • Mitchel Bekker – 8th and E2017 in Div 2 at Lilov ROC


Click here for top 8 results at recent NYFA tournaments


Click here to see the last touch in Y14 men’s team 🙂




Brooklyn, NY (March 20, 2017) – Brooklyn teens who compete for the New York Fencing Academy (NYFA), earned two team gold medals at the largest North American Cup (NAC) of the year. Over 1,600 top fencers converged on Cleveland, Ohio last week, including the #1 seeded Y14 (14 year old age category) boys epee team from NYFA. Mark Dolgonos and Ethan Kushnerik from Mill Basin, Jack Kambeseles of Bay Ridge, and Skyler Liverant from Prospect Heights, won their opening match 45-32 against Hooked on Fencing from Northern Ohio. Next they faced a very strong team from Canada that included a NAC silver medalist. They strategically went into deep defense against Canada’s leader and gained points off of Benedek Szabo and Alexander Androsyuk. The boys from Brooklyn held a consistent lead and won 45-41. They were unstoppable going into the final match where they confidently scored 45-31, earning the club’s first gold medal of the weekend.

The NYFA Y14 girls team also entered their competition seeded first in the US. Bensonhurst sisters, Jaclyn and Caralina Khrol, Nadia Gaberkorn from Mill Basin, and Jordan Liverant of Prospect Heights, took the opening match against San Diego Fencing Center with a decisive win of 43-25. Next, they faced the second-tier team from Alliance Fencing Academy of Houston, Texas. Alliance is their biggest competition, but the NYFA girls didn’t give them a chance, beating them 45-26. In the final match, NYFA faced a real challenge with Alliance’s first team, which included Ariana Rausch, a Junior Olympic silver medalist, and two more strong fencers. NYFA’s anchor, Jaclyn Khrol, who was the Summer Nationals Champion and North American Junior finalist, started off with a tough loss of 2-5. Then Caralina Khrol also lost her match 2-5 against Rausch, putting the team in a dangerously weak position at 4-10. Liverant picked up the fight and won her match 8-5, reducing the deficit to 12-15. Next, Gaberkorn lost her match 2-3, putting the team score at 14-18. This is where anchor, Jaclyn Khrol, proved her mettle, winning her next match 11-3 and pulling the team ahead to 25-21. Liverant faced Alliance’s anchor, Rausch, and held the team’s lead at 30-28, despite losing 5-7. With a slim two point advantage, NYFA’s girls moved into the last three matches – the most important and final round. Caralina Khrol was up first and since neither fencer wanted to risk an attack, no points were scored. Now the pressure was on Liverant to try to widen their lead in the second to last match, knowing that teammate, Jaclyn Khrol would have the final showdown against Rausch whom she previously lost to in individuals. Liverant delivered a 10-5 win which put team NYFA seven points ahead of Alliance at 40-33. Finally, Jaclyn Khrol faced off against Rausch and won 5-4, for a final team score of 45-37 and NYFA’s second NAC gold medal.

NYFA students also earned four individual NAC medals:
Skyler Liverant – silver in Y12 out of 96 fencers
Mark Dolgonos – bronze in Division 2, an adult competition. Dolgonos is only 13 years old.
Ian Goldfine – 5th in Y10. Goldfine also earned top 16 in Y12 even though he is only 10 years old.
Jaclyn Khrol – 6th in Y14

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NAC Team Champions Y14 Girls NY Fencing Academy Jaclyn Khrol Coach Mokretsov Caralina Khrol Jordan Liverant not shown Nadia Gaberkorn
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NAC Team Champions Y14 Boys NY Fencing Academy Mark Dolgonos Skyler Liverant Coach Mokretsov Jack Kambeseles Ethan Kushnerik

For full results, visit USA Fencing:

New York Fencing Academy (NYFA) was founded in 2010 by owner and head coach Misha Mokretsov and is located in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. NYFA has quickly become a center for excellence in epee, with one of the strongest competitive epee programs in the country. NYFA has already produced National and World Champions, and has members on the French junior national team and the USA cadet national team. NYFA provides private lessons, group classes, and camps for students of all ages and all levels, beginners to advanced. Visit for more info.


Contact: Misha Mokretsov
Company: New York Fencing Academy
Address: 2896 W 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Club Phone: (718) 996-0426
Cell Phone: (347) 741-1343