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February Results: Junior Olympic Champion & Top 32 + SJCC/RJCC/RYC Medalists

So many medals and events that it’s hard to track! Here are some of the weekend results! Good job everyone!
Cadet RJCC – Mia Smotritsky top 8!
Y14 RYC – Mia Smotritsky top 8!
Landon Shchur – silver medal 🥈
Nick Iarikov – bronze medal 🥉
David Dodin – top 8!
Y10 RYC – Liora Profis – silver medal 🥈
#fencenyfa #teamnyfa #gonyfa #ryc #rjcc


Congratulations to Josh Yavorovskiy taking bronze medal at SJCC in Baltimore and earning C2020!  #fencenyfa #teamnyfa #medalist #C2020 #sjcc


Congratulations to Liza Zigalo with bronze medal in Y14 Jersey Clash!
And Mitchell Pozovskiy with top 8 finish! #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #ryc #jerseyclash #medalist


Congratulations to our fencers at JO’s:
Isabella Chin – top 16 in Cadets
Ethan Kushnerik – top 16 in Juniors
Rachel Kowalsky – top 32 in Juniors
#teamnyfa #gonyfa #fencenyfa #juniorolympics


First day of JO’s and we can’t be more proud! There were 333 fencers competing in cadets men’s epee!
Ethan Kushnerik – National Champion!
Mitchel Bekker – top 16!
Great job guys – very happy for you and looking forward juniors event!
#fencenyfa #teamnyfa #juniorolympics2020 #juniorolympicschampion


Great job everyone who earned medals this weekend at Thrust RYC and RJCC!
Y10 girls – Liora Profis – 7th place!
Y10 boys:
Max Brodetsky – 3rd place!
Alexander Ratmansky – 7th place!
Y12 girls:
Erica Kovalchuk – 5th place!
Alexandra Rakhovski – 7th place!
Y12 boys:
David Dodin – 6th place!
Finn Chimoskey – 7th place!
Ethan Zaydman – 8th place!
Y14 girls – Elizabeth Zigalo – 2nd place!
Juniors girls – Rachel Kowalsky – 3rd place!
#gonyfa #teamnyfa #fencenyfa #ryc #rjcc #medalists

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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 🙂