Dec & Jan NACs, Premier RYC, Cobra ROC

Congratulations to NYFA students who earned the following top 32 national and top 8 regional results!

January North American Cup in Charlotte, NC:

  • Douglas Tableman – Silver & A2019 in Div I Classification
  • Jaclyn Khrol – Bronze in Juniors & A2019, 25th in Div I
  • Emily Gao – 7th in Juniors & A2019
  • Sean Wilson – 7th & A2019 in Juniors
  • Alan Temiryaev – 18th in Juniors
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 27th in Div I
  • Jordan Liverant – 32nd in Juniors

December North American Cup in Cincinnati, OH:

  • Kevin Feng – 9th in Div II
  • Jaclyn Khrol – 31st in Div I

Cobra Challenge Regional Open Circuit:

  • Daniel Zaretsky – 6th and D2018 in Div II

Premier Winter Regional Youth & Cadet Circuit:

  • Finn Chimoskey – Gold in Y10
  • Konstantin Vaysbukh – Silver in Y14
  • Mitchell Pozovskiy – Bronze in Cadets, 6th in Y14
  • Max Burovsky – Bronze in Y12
  • Jessica Xu – 8th in Y14
  • Mia Smotritsky – 8th in Y12

Other top 8 local results:  LI






Congratulations to our students for a great start to the season!

Boston Super Youth Circuit (SYC):

  • Mark Dolgonos – Gold in Y14
  • Jaclyn Khrol – Gold in Y14
  • Caralina Khrol – Gold in Y12, Bronze in Y14 & D2017
  • Nadia Gaberkorn – 5th in Y14

LFA Albert Chikayev Memorial Div 1A / Div 2 Regional Open Circuit (ROC):

  • Jack Kambeseles – 5th in Div 2

Garden State Regional Junior & Cadet Circuit (RJCC) – Region 3:

  • Michael Mogilevich – Silver in Cadet
  • Peter Kambeseles – 6th & C2017 in Junior
  • Anna Lanzman – 6th in Junior






Congratulations to our 2 medalists and Top 32 finishers at the October NAC!

  • Alan Temiryaev – Bronze in Cadets
  • Joshua Shuster – 7th in Div II
  • Anna Lanzman – 15th in Cadets
  • Nathan Vaysberg – 16th in Cadets
  • Bennett Cohen – 17th in Cadets
  • Mark Dolgonos – 26th in Div II
  • Melanie Dolgonos – 26th in Div II
  • Anton Chmut – 27th in Cadets

Congratulations also to our fencers who earned these recent Top 8 results.


NY Fencing Academy - NYFA - Alan Temiryaev Bronze Cadets Oct NAC Coach Mokretsov
Alan Temiryaev – Bronze in Cadets at October NAC
NY Fencing Academy - NYFA -Joshua Shuster Div2 7th Oct NAC Coach Mokretsov
Joshua Shuster – 7th in Div 2 at October NAC




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Dear NYFA Fencers and Parents,

The 2016 Summer Nationals in Dallas, Texas, was our most successful Nationals yet! We beat many of our records and achieved new heights, and we earned the most epee medals of all clubs in New York: eight medals and one coaches medal!  If Y10 wasn’t cancelled, NAC gold medalists Anna Temiryaev, Caralina Khrol, and Ian Goldfine would likely have added three more golds. They deserve kudos for working hard and coming to Dallas ready to win.

Alan Temiryaev wins the Cadet July Challenge at Nationals

Nationals was a huge success for Alan Temiryaev. Even though he’s in Y14, Alan made top 16 in Division 1, beating some of the top Juniors and Seniors. But that was just a start for Alan who took the Champion title in Cadets, showing really strong will and composure. In the bout for top 8, Alan was losing 9-2 but managed to turn it around, and from then on, Alan was unstoppable. He also claimed Silver in Y14 and finished the season just a couple of points short of 1st ranked in Y14.

Anton Chmut added to our success in Cadets by making top 8. Anton also made top 16 in Juniors which was his best personal result. Great fencing was also shown by Mark Dolgonos and Skyler Liverant. Both made top 16 in Y14 and earned their C2016 ratings. Ethan Kushnerik and Mark earned medals in Y12 and finished the season ranked 1st and 4th in the US, followed by Skyler Liverant (5th) who will start the season as number one seed in Y12.

Jackie Khrol wins the Y12 National Championship, Coach Misha Mokretsov earns Coaches medal
Jackie Khrol wins the Y12 National Championship, Coach Misha Mokretsov earns a Coaches medal

Jaclyn Khrol showed amazingly consistent results as she medaled in all three age groups in which she competed! Still in Y12, Jackie made top 8 in Cadets, top 8 in Y14 and claimed the National Championship title in Y12! Jackie earned her A2016 rating and I earned my first coaches medal! She finished the season as number one ranked in the nation. Great job, Jackie!!


We had success in the Senior team event as well, where Romain Cannone led our team to a top 8 finish against one of the strongest teams in the country. We beat the team that included the #2 and #4 ranked Juniors. Not to mention that NYFA teammates Nathan Vaysberg and Anton are Cadets. We lost to the same team a year ago, and this year we proved how much stronger we’ve become. Romain also did a great job making top 16 in Div1.

In addition, four of our students earned USA Fencing’s All-Academic Team honors for excelling in high school: Anton Chmut, Alan Temiryaev, Anna Lanzman, and Joshua Shuster.

Overall, I’m very happy with our results and I know that the better results we show, the higher the standards and expectations from parents will be. We will strive to measure up to these standards. But I can say that even the kids that didn’t do as well as they hoped, can be proud of themselves and be proud of being part of NYFA. Together, we really made our club one of the powerhouses in the US in youth fencing and we are starting to transfer this success to older age groups as well. I think we made some noise in the fencing community and we will continue to improve to become even better.

Thanks and congrats to all the kids, parents, and coaches for a great year, and surely we will work to make next season even more exciting!

Best regards,

Mark Dolgonos and Ethan Kushnerik, top 8 in Y12
Mark Dolgonos and Ethan Kushnerik, top 8 in Y12 with Coach Misha Mokretsov
Anton Chmut, 8th in Cadets w/Coach Slava Zingerman
Anton Chmut top 8 in Cadets w/Coach Slava Zingerman









Y12 National Championships
Jaclyn Khrol – Gold
Ethan Kushnerik – 5th
Mark Dolgonos – 6th
Caralina Khrol – 9th
Skyler Liverant – 11th
Arevik Amroyan – 30th

Y14 National Championships
Alan Temiryaev – Silver
Jaclyn Khrol – 7th
Mark Dolgonos – 13th and C2016
Skyler Liverant – 16th and C2016
Andrew Mufel – 20th

Cadet July Challenge
Alan Temiryaev – Gold
Anton Chmut – 8th
Jaclyn Khrol – 8th and A2016
Bennett Cohen – 21st

Junior July Challenge
Anton Chmut – 11th

Senior Team National Championship
NYFA: Cannone, Chmut, Shuster, Vaysberg – 8th
NYFAII: Bekker, Cohen, Ko, Temiryaev – 15th

Division I July Challenge
Romain Cannone – 15th
Alan Temiryaev – 16th

Division II National Championship
Anna Lanzman – 16th

Division III National Championship
Jack Kambeseles – 11th
Peter Kambeseles – 21st
Michael Mogilevich – 24th




Here’s a round-up of NYFA fencers’ recent top results – Congratulations to all!

Anna Lanzman – Silver in New York Public Schools Championships

Anna Lanzman - Silver at NYC PSAL HS Championships
Anna Lanzman (2nd fr L) – Silver at NYC PSAL HS Championships

David Pavlenishvili – Silver in Y12, Bronze in Y14 at Cobra Youth

Anton Chmut – 8th & A2016 in Div1A at NJFA March ROC

Garden State RYC:

  • Max Koustikov – Gold in Y10
  • Ian Goldfine – Silver in Y10
  • Michael Mogilevich – 5th in Y14
  • Anna Temiryaev – 6th in Y12
  • Katherine Yenna – 7th in Y12
  • David Pavlenishvili – 7th in Y12
  • Mitchel Bekker – 8th in Y12

Lilov RYC:

  • Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y14
  • Katherine Yenna – Silver in Y12, 7th in Y14
  • Joshua Shuster – Bronze in Y14
  • Daniel Plechavicius – Bronze in Y12
  • David Pavlenishvili – 5th in Y12
  • Anna Temiryaev – 6th in Y12
  • Arevik Amroyan – 7th in Y12
  • Mitchel Bekker – 7th in Y12
Joshua Shuster - Bronze, Ethan Kushnerik - Gold in Y14  at Lilov RYC
Joshua Shuster – Bronze, Ethan Kushnerik – Gold in Y14 at Lilov RYC

NYFA C&under – April:

  • Devan Singh – Gold & E2016
  • Peter Kambeseles – Bronze
  • Yuriy Chelnitsky – Bronze
  • Jack Kambeseles – 5th
  • Daniel Zaretsky – 6th


NYFA C&under – March:

  • Ed Mufel – Gold and C2016
  • Michael Mogilevich – Silver and D2016
  • Matthew Ko – Bronze
  • Dylan Polkovsky – Bronze and D2016
  • Andrew Mufel – 5th
  • Peter Kambeseles – 7th and E2016
  • Jack Kambeseles – 8th

Metro Div National Qualifier:

  • Jordan Liverant – Gold in Div2
  • Daniel Zaretsky – Gold in Y14
  • Katherine Yenna – Gold in Y14
  • Joshua Shuster – Bronze in Div2